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It seems to have become a tradition to upload all images as PNG, which achieves nothing besides unnecessarily bloating the images. (Since your traffic overhead seems to mean nothing for you, please consider something that does have meaning. Namely, my traffic overhead.)

So I'd like to discuss:

  • whether lossless compression is more important than traffic overhead for dial-upers or people who pay for traffic;
  • which images should be uploaded as JPEGs and which should be uploaded as PNGs.

- Sikon [Talk] 19:13, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

  • I use the usual standard - JPEG for "natural" images with lots of color variation and PNG for images with sharp lines and few colors (like the black and white logos). If people are uploading screenshots or scans in PNG, they should be replaced with JPEG versions. Keep at it low compression if you must (because ridiculously overcompressed images are just as annoying), but even the highest quality JPEG is smaller than a PNG for the appropriate images. - Lord Hydronium 01:47, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
    • I honestly can't tell the difference. I probably haven't look hard enough but one doesn't scream detail to me. I always upload as .jpg and I think my 140+ images all look excellent.--DannyBoy7783 14:35, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

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