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10.4: TIFF is nondestructive
Authored by: fredshome on Dec 07, '05 09:02:33AM

Actually it doesn't. PNG *always* uses lossless compression and has a much simpler specification than TIFF since it can't be used as a container for all kinds of weird things (although current Tiff libs got better at handling weird file nowadays). So PNG is usually a much better choice especially when portability is a factor.

The caveat is that some apps apparently still can't read PNGs (in Windows it seems, don't know about the Mac since I don't typically manipulate images on either of those systems). But then lots of apps can't read Tiff either... Of course that's probably not a factor in the current case :)



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