I'm currently working on a HTML help file. I had some graphics (which are just screenshots) included and now size is getting a bit large in my opinion. Graphics are in GIF format, with colors reduced to 16.

Question: Is there another graphics format which requires less space. I surely can live with colors reduced to 4, but GIF apparently doesnt allow that.

Thanks in advance

Posted on 2003-06-09 09:56:10 by japheth
Try PNG. Better compression. I'm not entirely sure if HTML help can use PNG though. But I suspect, since it probably uses the IE browser control, that it will.
Posted on 2003-06-09 11:05:51 by iblis
I know for sure that HTML can use jpeg and thay are much smaller than gifs
Posted on 2003-06-09 21:02:55 by rob.rice

that's theory. But obviously it depends. If I convert one of my GIF to JPG, size increases from 16 kB to 101 kB.
One "disadvantage" of JPG probably is in this case that it always uses 16 million colors.

PNG seems better (18 kB), but still not better than GIF.

Posted on 2003-06-10 00:31:19 by japheth
Posted on 2003-06-10 04:58:18 by Hiroshimator
Hiro, thanks
Posted on 2003-06-10 08:48:59 by japheth