On Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:37:28 -0600 Ken Springer <snowshed1@...3003...> wrote:
On 9/1/14 11:01 AM, john Culleton wrote:
<snip> > Why does the OP prefer jpeg to png? Now what I > would like is the facility to save pdf in PDF > X/1-a:2001 format for printers. But I can do > that conversion in Scribus as needed. LOL OT for a moment. Over the years, I've noticed things like this seem to get lost in a long thread. I've probably answered it twice, at least. <G> In the mood of good humor...
In some cases, the PNG is simply not necessary. And in the case of the original post, PNG is definitely not needed.
Believe it or not, not every one out there wants to waste storing unneeded data on their hard drive, in this case a lossless file format w/transparency when that information is simply not needed. When you have only X amount of free space, why store Y number of PNGs when may possibly save 3Y JPG files?
Kind of like having to store a 5 gallon container of paint when you only need 1 gallon.
Or having an 8x10 portrait on the wall when a wallet size would be cheaper and smaller. In any case conversion from png to jpg can be done in seconds with the "convert" function of Imagemagick. The exact command string is left as an exercise for the student. Gimp can also do it. And so on.