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Re: file format - jpg

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] file format - jpg
  • From: ROBERT PRIES pries@prodigy.net
  • Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 13:15:43 -0700 (PDT)

Since i know nothing I will just point out that some
people's picture appear as part of their message and 
I do not have to download them,  others say do  you
want to download and require installation sometimes of
accrobat or other software i usually choose no on
these, since I am concerned about downloading a virus,
and usually they take more time than I have. I have
not kept track of who it is I never view but i am sure
there are a couple of folks that never get their
pictures seen. I think we all approach this as
something mysterious.
--- John Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com> wrote:
> Linda Mann wrote:
> > bmp files do not get stored in the archives so
> that they can be viewed
> > online.  They have to be downloaded, which some of
> us are trying to
> > avoid.
> >
> > John, can you comment on bmp vs jpg or other file
> formats on this forum?
> Well, I think we need to clear some things up.
> In order to view any format picture file, it has to
> be "downloaded" to 
> your system. There are two different types of
> "download".
> The first occurs when the picture is placed in a
> temporary spot in your 
> computer memory (also often on your hard drive in
> the browser cache - 
> also temporary) that allows you to view it in your
> browser window.
> The second type of download occurs when the file is
> stored on your hard 
> drive and remains there until you remove it.
> When viewing pictures in the Yahoo groups
> iris-photos archives, to view 
> a picture you have to click a "download" button.
> This is the first type 
> of download. The file comes to your computer but is
> not permanently 
> stored there.
> When viewing a photo in the Mallorn iris-photos
> archives the picture 
> file is automatically downloaded to your browser
> when you select a 
> message to read. (I suppose there are some browsers
> that allow you to 
> make the browser ask first). This also is the first
> type of download.
> .jpg format is the preferred way to post a picture
> to the list because 
> it provides a compressed file structure and takes
> less time to download.
> .bmp is an acceptable file format but less desirable
> because of its size.
> Both bmp and jpg files are stored on both the Yahoo
> and the Mallorn 
> archives.  (e.g., the picture of Red Zinger that
> Clem sent is in both 
> archives.) That is not to say that Yahoo does not
> lose some files, and 
> it may well be a function of file size, I do not
> know. I would expect 
> that if Yahoo loses a message it will not turn up in
> the Mallorn 
> archives as well.
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