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Chapter 9. Web Tools > Interlaced GIFs and Progressive JPEGs

Interlaced GIFs and Progressive JPEGs

You should, of course, try to keep the file sizes of your Web graphics as compact as you can (while maintaining acceptable image quality). If you have a relatively large image that you just must use on your site, however, consider saving your image as an interlaced GIF or as a progressive JPEG.

Interlaced GIFs and progressive JPEGs load in stages. Using such an image won’t decrease download time—in fact, download time is likely to increase—but many visitors to your site will find that having something to look at makes the wait seem shorter. (Be warned, though, that some folks find the gradual display annoying.)


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