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Re: Switching off file compression for JPEGs in the repository

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-11-18 17:55:23 CET

Cassimatis, Jim wrote:

>File specifications:
>Size 1,322,282KB
>Type zip file
>Contents 659 Paint Shop Pro tga files
>
>
I did a bit of Googling and I'm guessing you're zipping the TGAs because
otherwise they're really big. TGA does have a "compressed" format though
which reduces the size somewhat, but isn't as good as zipping. This
thread seems to suggest PNGs have the same capabilities (alpha channel,
lossless compression) and are a lot smaller:
http://www.vbgamer.com/msgboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=192

Having said that, your creative types are probably not going to want to
change their format - I read a bunch of threads saying that people use
TGA because every piece of software under the sun reads them okay, which
might not be true of PNG.

And once again, thanks for taking the effort to do those timings - I'm
sure a "real developer" will be able to correlate those with what goes
on inside Subversion.

Cheers,
Mike.

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