IE9 and JPEG-XR: first impressions

Apr 5th, 2010

One of the new features in IE9 is the support for the JPEG-XR format, which reportedly has a better compression. Is it something we should dive into ASAP? JPEG-XR The wikipedia article is here. This format is developed and patented (red flag!) by Microsoft (yellow flag! 🙂 ), it replaces the suggested JPEG-2000 format and […]


Paint.NET is cool…

Dec 23rd, 2008

… but doesn’t write PNG8 with alpha transparency, unfortunately. This comment on the YUI blog got me all excited by the possibility of having another designers tool other than Fireworks that creates PNG8 (palette PNGs) with alpha transparency. Overall Paint.NET is a very simple and friendly program (as a non-designer I’m often intimidated by Photoshop’s […]