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"Step away from the JPEG!"

So, I decided that I'd make an instructable this week, and I'm nearly done. I've gotten to the point of uploading step icons/images/diagrams to make the instructable easier to follow. The image uploading went smoothly (the flash uploader is nice), but as I was adding the images to the instructable, I noticed something: Y'all still use blasted JPG to store images. Seriously, Instrctables? Can't you do a little better than that? JPG not only looks bad, it has no transparency support, no animations, and is no longer the only picture format supported by web browsers. At least keep the native format the picture is uploaded in. Because something like this just looks ugly as a jpeg icon.

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"No animations" yeah not having animations is a bad thing ~rolls eyes~
Animations work, my ibles on animated gifs are proof
Then every ible would look like a a geocities site designed by a 12 year old......
I think that's kinda the point,all ibles have the same layout...
A P3RS0N (author)  Doctor What7 years ago
Maybe animations aren't that big of an issue, but transparency and quality (both are things JPEG lacks) are kind of important.
A P3RS0N (author)  Tool Using Animal7 years ago
Well, not necessarily animations, but transparency is a nice thing to have. But, animations could be helpful for things like diagrams.
you can also use animated GIF images.
A P3RS0N (author)  DJ Radio7 years ago
Yes, but using a "catch-all" format like PNG would be helpful, as it allows for animations, full 8-bit transparency, and doesn't degrade quality.
NachoMahma7 years ago
.  GIF (~1987) is even older that JPEG (~1992). Neither is what I would call obsolete.
.  Part of the problem is you are not sizing your graphics so that Robot will not try to resize them. This causes all sorts of problems with JPEG.
A P3RS0N (author)  NachoMahma7 years ago
What would be considered to be "in need of resizing" by the robot? I sent it 50x50 PNGs (no transparency, 24 bit color), and it still "jpegged" them.
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