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Chapter 19. Web Layouts > PNG Indexed and PNG True Color

PNG Indexed and PNG True Color

The two PNG formats, Indexed and True Color, have the capacity to save partially transparent pixels and are especially useful for saving images that have soft, feathered edges. The PNG Indexed format allows for only 256 colors in the optimized image and is similar to the GIF format. The PNG True Color format allows for millions of colors in the optimized image and is similar to the JPEG format. Both PNG formats use a lossless compression method (they don't cause data loss).

Unfortunately, PNG isn't very popular yet, even though it's supported directly by Internet Explorer 4.0, Netscape Navigator 6, and later versions of both these browsers.


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