Actually, 256 color setting on the video card is not really adequate,
since it is obviously showing the intended colors wrong. There is no 16
color compressed image format. Given that GIF uses a 256 color format
with optimized custom palletes, the minimum usable color setting to view
such graphics properly is 64,000 colors. This does not slow down the
page load to any degree unless you are running off of an 8 year old
video card, or older.
"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> Using 64,000 or 16 million colors slows down the page load.
> 256 colors are more than adequate for a comics web site, since comics can
> generally get by with about 16 colors. Be that as it may, the new website
> you've created looks like it will appeal to the intended audience, so kudos to
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Lorrey" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, August 13, 2001 4:32 AM
> Subject: Re: New website...
> > Ah, that is the problem. Most people use 64,000 or 16 million colors.
> > The 256 color setting uses 256 fixed color values, while internet
> > graphics in GIF format each have their own optimized palette of colors,
> > which may or may not be the same colors as the display uses in its own
> > fixed palette. Using 16 million colors allows you to see JPG images as
> > well as the GIF images as they are intended.
> > "J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> > >
> > > From: "Mike Lorrey" <email@example.com>
> > > > What are your display color settings?
> > >
> > > 256 colors, 600 X 800
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