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Chapter 16. Storing Images: Managing Fil... > File Formats for Multimediaand the W...

File Formats for Multimediaand the Web

Where TIFF and EPS (and the DCS variant) file formats are designed for print, there are plenty of other formats that you can use for multimedia and Web publishing, including PICT, JPEG, and GIF. Again, the file format is like the envelope that holds the image data; there is usually no inherent difference in the image itself, just how it's presented to whatever program you're trying to view the image with.

PICT

The PICT format (pronounced just as it looks) is a Mac-standard object-oriented file format. A PICT graphic can contain a bitmap as one of the objects in the file, or as its only object (“bitmap-only PICT”). Bitmap-only PICTs can be any size, resolution, and bit depth. While Photoshop for Windows can open a PICT (.pct) image, few other programs on the PC can. If the PC is your final destination, you'd be well advised to use some other file format.


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