Re: file format - jpg
- Subject: Re: [iris-photos] file format - jpg
- From: ROBERT PRIES firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
--- John Jones <email@example.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
> 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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