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changing photos from jpeg to gif

by PudgyOne / October 12, 2004 8:37 PM PDT

Is there any way to change photos from jpegs to gifs without loosing any color.

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Re: changing photos from jpeg to gif
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2004 9:39 PM PDT

" Is there any way to change photos from jpegs to gifs without loosing any color."

No. A JPEG could have millions of colors where a gif has all of 256 colors to choose from.

" Because GIF files contain a maximum of 256 colors, this file format is ideal for simple graphics with minimal shading or color variation. Other types of graphics are better suited for the JPEG file format. While a Microsoft Word document could end with the suffix ".doc", a GIF file ends in ".gif". Back to Top
support.sbcglobal.net/general/662.shtml "


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Re: changing photos from jpeg to gif
by Daedalus / October 27, 2004 7:41 AM PDT

In Photoshop, under File / Save for Web I go back and forth between jpeg and gif setting to get the smallest file sizes without compromising the image quality.

Yes, I even use the gif setting for photos sometimes because on smaller photos on the web, I can get away with using only 64, 128 or 256 colors with great results and smaller file sizes.


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