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Understanding Graphics

Graphics can be used to provide visual interest, supplemental information, or even to support a theme. Whether it's the company logo on a business site or a special photo on your personal site, graphics brighten up a Web. Graphics can be used in a variety of ways in FrontPage. For example, you can use a graphic element as a background. There are company logos for business sites, banner graphics, special bullets, link bars with navigation buttons, and so forth. The most common formats for graphics are GIF (up to 256 colors) and JPEG (more than 256 colors). Both formats have specific strengths and weaknesses. With GIF format graphics, for example, you can designate one of your 256 or fewer colors as transparent, while JPEG is better suited to pictures containing thousands, or even millions of colors. You can also determine the level of file compression by resetting the graphic quality. The lower you set the quality, the higher the file compression and the smaller the file size.

There are several other graphic formats, including:


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