Re: Are .bmp files really that bad?

Subject: Re: Are .bmp files really that bad?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 08:11:36 -0700

BMP files are uncompressed and lossless. They are also the
native Windows image format, which means they tend to have
the fewest issues with display in graphics apps. My normal
practice is to capture, store and edit images in BMP whenever
possible and only convert them to lossy or compressed formats
just prior to insertion into a document, and the only reason to
do that is to reduce file size. All of my original source files
are archived in BMP in compressed Windows directories.
We never know when someone is going to call and ask if they
can have a figure from a manual in a resolution suitable for
use as a trade show projection or poster.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "Carrie Baker" <carriebak -at- gmail -dot- com>

But is .bmp that bad?
Is there any reason that I should convert the .bmp files I have now to
.png (will it affect the project, or PDF in anyway?) or should I
leave them as they are?


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