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User talk:Zesty Cactus

1,216 bytes added, 04:52, 20 September 2016
GIFs that should be tagged?
::::The impression Bulbapedia gives me is that the {{bp|Bulbapedia:Editorial Board|Editorial Board}} doesn't want JPEGs at all. The JPEG that was deleted would be eligible for {{template|jpg}} if restored, unless the policy towards JPEGs are more relaxed compared to GIF, as PNG replaces everything with 24-bit color + alpha channel and better compression algorithms compared to GIF being limited to 8-bit color + transparency only (even the unofficial APNG format replaces what GIF can do officially). --[[User:Wildgoosespeeder|Wildgoosespeeder]] ([[User talk:Wildgoosespeeder|talk]]) 00:16, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
:::::I just want to pop in and say that {{u|Chenzw}} uploaded png sprites of the Generation VI icons for the move categories and the move types last month. However, we are still missing png versions of the contest categories. --[[bp:User:Carmenstar97|<span style="color:#95EB5C">Carmen<small>★</small></span>]] <small>''[[User talk:Carmenstar97|<span style="color:#FEBEE8">(Talk |</span>]] [[Special:Contributions/Carmenstar97|<span style="color:#A6DAFC">contribs)</span>]]''</small> 03:53, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
::::::Generally, JPEG images are unfavourable because they lose image quality easily and also the PNGs generally show up in thumbnails better. I seem to recall {{u|Maverick Nate}} telling me a while back that card images should be uploaded as JPEG anyway though. A cursory glance at recent TCG sets shows that they are still being uploaded as .jpg, so maybe it would be best to contact him about that. Regardless, I dunno what the heck happened with this Wailmer card but the JPG would probably be better than the GIF in either case.
::::::As for the IC images, it turns out they've never been converted to PNGs since it wouldn't really make a difference in image quality (I guess they don't use many colours if they're sprites from the games). Since the difference in image quality is basically nil, it's not really worth the use of time and server resources to fix. I guess if they were being uploaded today, they probably would be PNG, but they're already there, so it can be ignored at this time. [[Special:Contributions/Zesty Cactus|--]][[User:Zesty Cactus|<span style="color:#006400">'''Zesty'''</span>]][[User talk:Zesty Cactus|<span style="color:#3CB371">'''Cactus'''</span>]] 04:51, 20 September 2016 (UTC)