We are experimenting with using PNG (Portable Network Graphics) files for
web delivery of digital images linked to our encoded finding aids. PNGs are
attractive because the lossless compression format produces smaller files
than JPEGs and even GIF files, saving significant server space. The main
problem that we have identified so far: browser support is only fair and
applications support could be better.
Has anyone else investigated or even used PNG files? Specifically, we want
to know if there are other reasons not to go with this format.
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