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PNG images what are they?

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CupCakes

CupCakes Report 29 May 2013 18:59

My first trial at sending a snipping tool web cutting from docs on GR and sending as an attachment via GR worked perfectly.

THe attachment was a png image a file format I've never heard of before.

Portable Network Graphics - looked up on the web but it needs somebody to please explain in simple English

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 29 May 2013 19:11

Probably find more help on General board?

but this is reasonably simple to grasp I think.

http://www.techterms.com/definition/png

jax

jax Report 29 May 2013 19:12

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/general_chat/thread/1325261


Look at page three of your own thread

CupCakes

CupCakes Report 29 May 2013 19:28

Thanks RR - thats clear.
Jax no need for the post ref because nobody answered on that thread

jax

jax Report 29 May 2013 19:40

There are three pages of it...with Errol giving advice

This is on the wrong board...if you want help from people who know about computers use the General chat board

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 29 May 2013 20:04

Errol's explanation on your old thread is very informative. I've snipped it for my files.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 29 May 2013 20:09

Three pages does indeed indicate that there were replies ................


you even replied on it!

CupCakes

CupCakes Report 29 May 2013 20:53

Jax you picked up the wrong thread - I also made a presumptive mistake - it is not the snipping tool this thread is about it is the PNG format and the fact that GR attachments to other members work fine.

So easy to send certs as well to other extended family members as well.
Members need to know

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 29 May 2013 21:08

NanaSue you asked for a simple explanation of PNG in simple English ErrolSheep has done so very eloquently on the thread that Jax posted a link to.

Therefore the answer to your question is on your original thread.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 29 May 2013 21:11

from that other thread ...............

ErrolSheep Report 22 May 2013 23:56

If you choose the "Save as..." option in the Snipping Tool you can also choose whether to save as Jpeg, GIF or PNG which can be very useful

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ErrolSheep Report 23 May 2013 01:14

As a general rule of thumb save photographs as Jpegs and low resolution images of fewer colours as GIFs or PNGs. GIFs and PNGs (which are sort of similar) may use far fewer colours than Jpegs so are not suitable for photographs but are perfect for images you want to use on the internet - particularly simple designs or icons.

For example, the emoticons on here are PNGs because they are simple designs with few colours and so do not need the complexity or depth of a Jpeg which would be a larger file size and thus take longer to load. Similarly, you could save your avatar as a GIF or PNG if it is really simple.

GIFs and PNGs are very similar in many ways and both support transparency but PNGs are more complex - almost giving a happy medium between GIFs and Jpegs.

GIFs only support 256 colours whereas PNGs and Jpegs may support well over 16 million colours.

GIF - Graphics Interchange Format (developed by Compuserve back in the 80s)
PNG - Portable Network Graphic (largely developed as a replacement for GIFs)
Jpeg - Joint Photographic Experts Group (digital cameras usually save images as Jpegs)

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so a full explanation given by Errol on your other thread


Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 29 May 2013 21:16

I've got a headache

Roy :-S

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 29 May 2013 21:22

aaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww, Roy


you need a damp cloth on your forehead, and a lie down in a darkened room

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 29 May 2013 21:33

Some people only open their mouths to change foot ;-)

Roy :-D

CupCakes

CupCakes Report 29 May 2013 21:36

Enough said :-D :-D :-D grandkids have persuaded dad to drop them here for a sleep over.

Persephone

Persephone Report 29 May 2013 22:32

and here's me in Papua New Guinea



Persie

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 29 May 2013 23:36

and NanaSue edited and added to that last post, with no indication as to when the meaning was changed

When I posted my response at 21:48, NS's post said merely .....

NanaSue Report 29 May 2013 21:36

Enough said :-D :-D :-D

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Now

"........... grandkids have persuaded dad to drop them here for a sleep over."

This of course makes my response sound mean and nasty .......... thank you NS



NOT


SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 29 May 2013 23:37

Persie


are you enjoying PNG?


do be careful .......... and behave :-D

Persephone

Persephone Report 29 May 2013 23:47

But of course Sylvs... would I be anything else but careful, not to sure on the behave bit though.

I am tutoring the use of the snipping tool... have been showing them how good Jax is with it.

Persie

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 30 May 2013 00:00

SylviaInCanada, I saw the Edit/added to NanaSue's post 29 May 2013 21:36

Roy

Persephone

Persephone Report 30 May 2013 00:21

If I change my posts.. I will put a referral and the word edit:... That is being taught as well.