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Old April 13th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #1
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jpeg vs. gif vs. png?

hey forum friends,

im new to final cut pro. im doing a promo project and for the logo my friend is sending me a transparent background image of the logo, shes asking whether she should send it as a jpeg, gif, or png file?

whats the best image file to use in FCP? and what size minimum should the logo be?

any advice would be helpful! thanks!

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Old April 13th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #2
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I prefer .png. And FCP works well with it.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 11:19 PM   #3
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PNG's have less overhead than JPEG's interestingly enough and they have the added benefit of being able to use layered files and alphas, so as your needs/skills increase you can get more creative with your stills in PNG than JPEG or TIFF. Stay away from GIF files at all costs; it's an old standard that will probably be obsolete and not supported in the near future for everything except HTML.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 12:15 AM   #4
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thanks for the advice, i will tell her to send it as a png!
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Old April 18th, 2010, 08:38 PM   #5
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Transparent backgrounds don't work on JPEGs, BTW. I use TIFFS just because I'm a savage. PNG, TIFF, PICT and PSDs all support Transparency.
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