Plueckhahn, Lutz wrote: > My customer asks whether it's OK to provide the screenshots for his manual > in png > format. I have no objections, so far, but just to be sure: are there any > particular > drawbacks/shortcomings/pitfalls I have to consider regarding this format?
I've been using PNGs for all screen shots for several years, and I think they're great. As Berny noted, indexed (palette) color PNGs are a nuisance, and there is relatively little reduction in file size compared to 24-bit (true) color. Tell your client to choose true color format (a.k.a 24-bit color or "millions of colors"), not 256 colors, and you should be happy as a clam. :-) (If they've already given you 256-color PNGs, you can convert them to 24-bit in most graphics programs.) Richard Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------