Pronounced ping, the PNG format enables you to save 16 million color images without compression for use on the Web. As I write this, neither Netscape Navigator nor Microsoft Internet Explorer support PNG without the help of a special plug-in. But for those folks who want full-color images without the pesky visual compression artifacts you get with JPEG, PNG may well be a big player in the future. (Of course, I wrote this same paragraph two years ago, so there's always the chance PNG will never gain acceptance.)
Cross- PNG was invented for the Web and I've never seen anyone use it for a purpose other
Reference than the Web. Find more information about PNG in Chapter 19, which covers Web issues in detail.
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