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Why Do You Need to Use PNG File Format in Your Website Creation?

The benefits of using PNG file format in web designing over various other formats ;for instance, GIF and JPEG; the file format works well if you need to make better and wonderful icons that will entice your visitors

The PNG file type was introduced quite a while back; it was brought out in the market in 1995/96 to cover the drawbacks of the traditional GIF file format. However, it did not catch on because the early browsers could not offer support to the state of the art attributes of PNG so web designers and developers were forced to incorporate it restrictedly. One of the major blocks standing in the way was Microsoft Internet Explorer which was one of the most popular browsers of the time; IE had limited space for PNG support consequently the format could only be used in the most restricted way. Then, the scene changed after the availability of IE7; this latest offering from Microsoft has helped in increasing the usability of PNGs. So here is why at three reasons why PNG is one of the most innovative image formats to be introduced so far:

It is possible to create images that can be superimposed due to their transparency or a feature called alpha transparency: When you pitch GIF against PNG, will notice that one of the major differences is that you you will be restricted to saving any odd color transparently through the use of GIF this equates to the fact that the color can be transformed whether opaque or transparent with nothing in betweenbut when you use PNG, you get a distinct benefit; because the format is capable of producing semi transparent pixels. This simply means that you can save a PNG file with a soft drop shadow and then float it against any background. You can also use the image as a gradient background or water mark. The format allows for the gradual fading of colors from fully opaque to see through, and hence you will be able to view the webpage underneath

They look fantastic: It is a well known fact that PNG images give you extreme flexibility also; there are a myriad of other advantages to incorporating this format. For instance, if you choose a JPG image, you lose a part of the details on the original file whenever you save the file, so eventually, you will notice a conspicuous decline in the quality of the pictures. Even if, this problem has been resolved in the image format and you can save the images without sacrificing any information, GIF has a highly restrictive 256 color palette, which makes it quite ineffective if you have to save a snap shot. But, if PNG is incorporated, you could get the most desired benefits of the two file types; you get an extensive color display similar to JPEG file type and it also supports managed color palette like GIF files. Another advantage is that the storage of the image is without loss so the photograph does not change despite innumerable times of saving the file.

PNG is self optimizing: A major concern that web programmers have to tackle frequently is the issue where the brightness and the contrast ratio of the screen has to be changed to see the pictures properly; this happens due to the difference in the Gamma setting used for the different monitors. Gamma is a method that helps to scatter the brightness across the screen. However, diverse operating systems use varying Gamma settings. So, a picture that is color corrected for Windows may not look right on a Mac. Again, in this scenario the versatile PNG format comes to the rescue, in PNG, you can store the images with an inherent Gamma correction feature so whatever operating system you are working on; the Gamma settings will be changed on its own to display a file with the impressive brightness and contrast.

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