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Old 10-06-2013, 09:25 AM   #21
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:26 PM   #22
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Unlike JPG, PNG saves much more info about source image (if not all - I am not sure)
Yes indeed. PNG uses lossless compression so that there is no image degradation. JPG uses lossy compression, but the amount of compression can be controlled so as to reach a compromise between image quality and file size. PNG is definitely the better format for maintaining the original image quality.

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Old 10-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #23
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You're very welcome.

The scanning of the manual and making the PDF turned out to be more work than I was expecting, but it was worth it to make it available to those who need it.

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Old 11-06-2013, 12:07 AM   #24
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Scanning books is very hard work, we appreciate it. Take your time.

Well myself, I think PNG is best for images with a limited amount of continuous colors (low frequencies), whereas its size is too big and JPG is better for photographic images with millions of colors or high frequencies. The loss isn't so noticeable, and can indeed be customized to reach an efficiency far superior to PNG in these cases. People forget that the fact of initially scanning/digitizing anything is already always lossy.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:20 AM   #25
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I completed the scanning and uploaded the manual and box shots.

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Well myself, I think PNG is best for images with a limited amount of continuous colors (low frequencies), whereas its size is too big and JPG is better for photographic images with millions of colors or high frequencies. The loss isn't so noticeable, and can indeed be customized to reach an efficiency far superior to PNG in these cases. People forget that the fact of initially scanning/digitizing anything is already always lossy.
If you would like to convert the PNGs to JPGs before making them available on your Web site, I have no problem with that. I know how precious bandwidth and disk space are.

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Old 12-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #26
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If I purposed to change the website's policy on image formats, I'd had to discuss with the fellow crew members... Where did you find this policy that you shouldn't use JPG? I don't even know where that is.
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Old 13-06-2013, 03:46 AM   #27
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Where did you find this policy that you shouldn't use JPG? I don't even know where that is.
In this post it says "Always save the screens as .png;", but it is talking about screenshots, not boxshots.

While I was preparing the boxshots I remembered reading about the format but did not remember that it was referring to screenshots.

Sorry for the confusion.

Maybe the "Submitting Content to Abandonia: Here's How" instructions should include an explicit note that boxshots should be in PNG or minimally compressed JPG format? It's up to you.

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Old 13-06-2013, 06:16 AM   #28
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Yes our games are usually well suited to PNG, at least so far. We may have to update that policy for screenshots when we get more modern Windows games with 24-bit color and more detailed graphics.

I think scans should be in high resolution JPG, because PNG would take too much space. If text is scanned into images, PNG may be used if it's processed to thoroughly remove noise and background, so PNG would actually take less space.
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Old 16-06-2013, 11:41 AM   #29
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Boxscans should be in JPG for space and everything, it worked fine till now.
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I saw a request for box shots for "Start Trek: The Next Generation: A Final Unity" in this thread.

I have the original packaging, CD-ROM and manual.

Let me know what you would like me to scan and if any of the upload instructions have changed since the last time I contributed.

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