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I was wondering why my pngs (with no transparency or anything) were looking different in internet explorer, so googled it and came across this page. Wow. Pngs appear darker in internet explorer. That really destroys my layout if it's true... but if it is, why is milliondollarhomepage.com the same in internet explorer and firefox? A technique described in the article apparently breaks on Macs, and I don't want that happening. Is there any other way of avoiding this other than using a different file format?

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Did you actually read what is written on your given link ("this page"). In 5'th comment there is solution to your problems.

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what's the problem with using another file format?


BMP has no compression, GIF is patent encumbered, JPG uses lossy compresion which is fine for pictures, but not for drawings and lineart.

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Well according to this the patents for .gif have expired and it's no longer a real excuse not to use it. http://hsivonen.iki.fi/png-gamma/

And I've never understood the .gif patent argument, any piece of software I have used which could make .jpg's could also make .gif's. And even back years ago when I first dipped my foot into web design waters (before yanking my foot back out in disgust over the endless clutter of tables and frames) there were a number of free gif creation programs. Gif animations were the rage and the only means of animation on the web... Wow I think this was during or even before the birth of javascript. Photoshop still had only one undo and netscape was king of the browsers, in fact I even had an interview with them. Damn I'm old.

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And I've never understood the .gif patent argument, any piece of software I have used which could make .jpg's could also make .gif's. And even back years ago when I first dipped my foot into web design waters (before yanking my foot back out in disgust over the endless clutter of tables and frames) there were a number of free gif creation programs. Gif animations were the rage and the only means of animation on the web... Wow I think this was during or even before the birth of javascript. Photoshop still had only one undo and netscape was king of the browsers, in fact I even had an interview with them. Damn I'm old.


Dude, I remember when using Photoshop when it was still packaged across 15-20 floppy disks! No joke.

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