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Re: GIF, JPEG, TIFF or what in MIME and in WWW
At 5:47 PM 5/25/95, Jacob Palme wrote:
>What is the most generally accepted format for bitmapped images
>in (a) MIME (b) WWW?
>Is it the same? If not, should it be the same?
>The reason for my question is that we are planning to make
>a mail system which sends messages in HTML format, and we
>have to decide on a format for bitmapped images. GIF, JPEG
>and TIFF seem to be the most common formats. They all
>seem to have problems. GIF has the Unisys patent problem,
>TIFF in my experience is not enough well defined (different
>TIFF implementations I have tried cannot communicate with
>each other in the TIFF format) and JPEG loses information,
>something you may not always wish to do.
There is a lossless version of JPEG, I believe. I'm afraid I don't know the
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