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That's exactly it... I'm not hanging out in techie groups at all... I'm trying to make things like wiki work for non-techies... and if you look at the images searcher on Google, 70%+ of the rest of the world doesn't use [PNG].
That's exactly it... I'm not hanging out in techie groups at all... You are right... 70+% of the rest of the world should be using [PNG]. -- MatthewSimpson
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Correct me...
I think that GIF is a free format and PNG not or somethink like that.
--Dran+Dane, 30-May-2007
No, you have that backwards. PNG is open, GIF includes a patented algorithm. As it says on Wikipedia's [GIF page|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gif]:
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GIF images are compressed using the LZW lossless data compression technique to reduce the file size without degrading the visual quality. This compression technique was patented in 1985. The controversy over the patent licensing agreement between the patent proprietor, Unisys, and ~CompuServe in 1994 led to the development of the PNG (Portable Network Graphics) standard.
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-- MurrayAltheim, 30-May-2007
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Note that GIF is now free, as all the relevant patents expired in 2004.
--JanneJalkanen, 30-May-2007
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7 30-May-2007 13:28 1.765 kB MurrayAltheim to previous | to last no, PNG is free, GIF is patented
6 30-May-2007 12:51 1.139 kB Dran+Dane to previous | to last Comment by Dran+Dane
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