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A Tough Choice

Until PNG’s alpha transparency is correctly supported in all browsers, work-arounds like Masanori Kawachi’s prerendered transparency effects will continue to be popular.

Using the right file format for the job involves a trade-off between transparency capability, color depth, and compression; the two aren’t necessarily related concepts, but they go hand-in-hand because of the file formats available. Sometimes compromises must be made; choosing the best format for the task at hand means being aware of your options.


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