[time-nuts] What size graphs do people like? (How big isyourscreen?)

DaveH info at blackmountainforge.com
Mon Aug 6 21:14:10 UTC 2012

Hi Poul

Another nit is people who use JPG for graphs or line art.

JPG (JPEG) = Joint Photographic Experts Group

JPG is a lossy format that was designed to work well with continuous tone
images. It works great with photographs.  It was never intended to work with
line art -- line art comes out lousy when you highly compress the image.

Formats like PNG or GIF work a lot better and give very good compression. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com 
> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Poul-Henning Kamp
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 14:09
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] What size graphs do people like? 
> (How big isyourscreen?)
> In message <19D39F6978C14DE88D869CF287CAA920 at photo>, "DaveH" writes:
> >Also, many people __still__ do not
> >enjoy full bandwidth for their internet connections (I am 
> one of these poor
> >sods) and a full-size image is not "polite" as it takes a 
> large chunk of
> >bandwidth to download before the person can see if it is of 
> interest to
> >them.
> That is _exactly_ why you should use a vectorformat like SVG: Raster
> format is a waste of bytes for line graphics.

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