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JPEG and GIF compression basics
Describes compression basics for GIF and JPEG Web images, along with related links and examples.
Optimizing Web Graphics
Webreference.com article on how to minimize file size and dithering for Web graphics. Includes sections on the color palette, color reduction, compression, tools and techniques, and several online references.
The GIF Controversy: A Software Developer's Perspective
Article on the GIF controversy seen from a software developer's perspective. Includes a collection of information from the history of the controversy to the most recent events.
A brief overview of the GIF format. The pros and cons of using GIF images within your web site. Also overviewed are the different things you can do with GIF images including creating transparent sections, animations and interlacing.
The Graphics File Formats Page
Deep technical specifications of the most popular graphic formats.
Yahoo!'s GIF page
Yahoo!'s directory of GIF.
Yahoo!'s transparent GIF images
Yahoo!'s directory of transparent GIF images.