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#207 - pseudobob **User deleted account**
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(02/01/2013) [-]
In my experience, PNGs have a few flaws.

Let me back up a bit. I sometimes make videos, and when I do, I always export the frames as image sequences then convert those to a video, splicing the audio in at that stage as well. It's more complicated but it prevents the loss of the entire export if a crash occurs, which has saved my ass several times. My videos are usually several thousand frames long.

Now lemme tell you about PNGs. They take 3 seconds or more to save (at res of 1080x1920), are barely compatible with Photo Viewer or irfanview, and are very LARGE; upwards of 5MB per uncompressed file. It takes far longer to save compressed PNGs and time is usually more valuable me than drive space. Around the production time of a very long and compex live action video which required hundreds of video layers (all requiring alpha levels), I started looking for a new format.

Enter: TARGA RAW. 24 bits of color, 8 bits of alpha, faster, smaller, simpler, and more reliable. It doesn't compress well but honestly, you'll never need to. TARGA RAW is the best thing since the last thing was the best thing, which it is no longer because of TARGA RAW.

of course tiff is still my file of choice for photoshop
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#184 - sandwitchman **User deleted account**
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#182 - hamstergeddon
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Interestingly, this pic is in .png...
#180 - sniffythebird
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(01/31/2013) [-]
#179 - alucardshellhound
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(01/31/2013) [-]
**alucardshellhound rolled a random image posted in comment #189 at This makes me happy **
#175 - thisisrarity
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(01/31/2013) [-]
I use .gif for animated images....
#178 to #175 - thisispinkiepie
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(01/31/2013) [-]
can a .gif expand?
#185 to #178 - myrtille
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Most GIFs have bad resolution because they're a series of pictures together. Expanding any picture will make it less recognizable. The only type of drawing I know of that doesn't lose resolution when it's expanded is a vector, but only in its original form. Once it's saved as a jpg or png you cannot resize unless you're making it smaller, really. Or if you don't mind blurriness.
#174 - opodoromo
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(01/31/2013) [-]
I like my pictures how I like my steak .raw
#173 - legayunicorn
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(01/31/2013) [-]
.jpeg are good for things on the web
ads
logos
pictures without text.
It takes up much less space than a .png does.
#166 - darkjustifier
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(01/31/2013) [-]
I find jpeg better to save with art but png for layers like text or transparencies

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#181 to #166 - anon
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(01/31/2013) [-]
You ruin the art if u save it as jpg...
Oddly... Windows 7's MSPAINT doesn't lose quality saving pic as .jpg (almost nothing).
#162 - tmgrskat
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Glorious PNG master race
#161 - emptysuperman
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Though I prefer they way a PNG looks, I often have trouble with PNGs but never JPEGs. Stupid things like PNGs failing to download or downloading really weird, or the thumbnail being something different than the picture.
#158 - nehm
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Comic sans comic sans comic sans. I love comic sans. Always comic sans.
#155 - anon
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Actually, I prefer PNG -> alpha as ****
#152 - fapodap
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(01/31/2013) [-]
ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
they can hear, and see what your visually thinking
this is the absolute complete truth!!!!!

The reason a lot of Asians have completely expressionless faces, segregate from everybody else-only associate with Asians and don't associate with non Asians that much, are very untalkative, and are very unfriendly in general is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they don't like, find astonishing, or funny etc because those people might see that and really wonder what that was that just happened there and see the connection, and they might accidentally say something similar to what the person was just thinking and going to say. If they all associated with non Asians a lot more then there would be a lot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those people think things they don't like etc, so they segregate and only associate with Asians so there won't be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place.

Try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something absolutely wild as you possibly can when you are around Asians, and try looking for Asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.

PLEASE SPREAD THE MESSAGE!!!!!!!
#150 - anon
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(01/31/2013) [-]
PNG is ****. the capital Port Moresby is one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
#146 - imthepunkkid
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Png Can have transparencies
#147 to #146 - imthepunkkid
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Jpg can not
#140 - fawkwayne
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#139 - urbanpenguin
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(01/31/2013) [-]
This is jpeg.
#137 - DremoraValkynaz
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(01/31/2013) [-]
PNG files are glorious