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Chapter 8. pictures > pictures on the web

pictures on the web

Consider figure 8-1, which is a scanned, cropped, color, late 1970s photograph that takes up about one quarter of a browser window. It came out of the scanner in JPEG format (more on image formats in a minute), and after I cropped it the photo measured 2 × 2.5 inches and took up 31 K (kilobytes) of space. By comparison, that's enough kilobytes for 20 pages of text. So, this picture is actually worth around 6,000 words.

Figure 8-1. learning to ice skate can be a pain in the … well, it can be a real pain



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