two types of graphic files that can be used on a web page. GIF Acronym for Graphics Interchange Format and JPG Acronym for Joint Photographic Experts Group. Most image editing and Paint programs are capable of saving
and creating GIF and JPG files. We use PaintShop Pro as our image editor for
creating these files.
When to use GIF or JPG.
GIF can only have a maximum of 256 colors so this format is
best used for clipart, lineart, drawings, and non photographic images. GIF format is
also used to keep the file size down to a smaller kilobyte (K) size, making the files
transfer faster over the net.
JPG can have 16.7 million colors or true color making
this format better for photographic images.
The key to fast images is to keep the image as small as
possible. The bigger the image and the deeper the colors the slower the image will
load. The general rule is to count on a web transfer rate of 1 K per second.
So an image that is 30 K in file size will take 30 seconds to be fully displayed on the
Free Graphics at GeoCities
Login at Geocites and you will have plenty of access to free
graphics. Simply save these images to your folder for use on your web site.
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