Here is a picture of the Sun
This image was taken from Flikr
- I find it very interesting to be able to see objects so far-out of reach for us on a screen.
- It uses png.
Characteristics of PNG graphic format.
- Supports millions of colours.
- Supports multiple levels of transparency.
- Conbines the best of GIF and JPEG.
- APNG (a newer format) supports animation as well.
Here is a picture of the Moon
This image was taken from Wikipedia
- The moon is like a counter-part to the sun.
- It uses jpg.
Characteristics of JPEG graphic format.
- Best used for photographs.
- Up to 16.7 million colours.
- Cannot be animated.
- Cannot be made transparent.
Here is an animation of the Mars Rover
This image was taken from NASA
- It is amazing how humans have put machines onto sattelites like our moon.
- It uses gif.
Characteristics of GIF graphic format.
- Best used for line art and logos.
- Maximum of 256 colours.
- Can be animated.