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This image has a GJ:WC of precisely 1:100,1 - making it just over twice as unfunny as Ghostlight.
This image contains a lot of words, but nowhere near enough jokes to compensate for the automatic +1,000 words that an image is worth.
Sharing images is a good way to get raped
This image contains four words, none of which stop the entire image from simply being one gigantic joke.

Because an image=1,000 words, the Good Joke:Word Count Ratio is lowered to 1:1,000 or worse. However, from pron to pornography, images play a vital role in the internets.

File formats

 
 
PNG is a lossless format and is important for ARCHIVING purposes, as well as its support of alpha transparencies and palette based images, however for general web use you should always use JPG unless, as I said, you have a palette based image or an image that needs a transparency. For general use, a JPG image with the least amount of compression will be virtually indistinguishable from a lossless PNG, in fact, unless you're an nth level graphic designer and specifically know what to look for, and take the time to CLOSELY examine the file, you will not be able to tell the difference. Further, the image you've provided, was not ORIGINALLY a PNG, in fact it appears to be a from a webcam that was likely using an MPEG variant for compression, which, as you obviously don't know, is a derivative of JPEG compression. So essentially your stupid ass took an ALREADY COMPRESSED image and then you saved it as a PNG file, needlessly bloating it. Because you simply can't pull quality out of your ass that didn't exist in the first place. Furthermore, as a rich little white kid I'm sure 454 KB, A HALF MEGABYTE OF DATA, seems like "nothing" on your parents high speed Internet access, however the VAST MAJORITY of the planet does *NOT* half high speed connections. Furthermore, needlessly bloating images can also quickly muck up the cache files of people's browsers and can generally have an all around degrading affect to the performance of their computer as well as make their browser less stable. Basically, the more shit you're pouring into memory, the greater the chance for fuckups, and unless you have EEC, high grade, very expensive memory, well that means you're exponentially increasing the odds that people's browsers are going to choke and crash on your needlessly bloated image.
 

 

TL;DR-User:Itchy Balls pretending to know his CSIII, on an ugly tit-shot's talk page.


BMP

Bitmap is used by Windows computers for everything; every time you CTRL+C/CTRL+V images, use PrintScreen, or use MS Paint, Windows creates a BMP file. As a very compressed and workable format, they recommended for any online work.

GIF

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Moar info: GIF.

Technically lossless, each pixel only holds 8 bits of data, they have less color options than JPEG's. GIF files become blurry and disfigured when enlarged or shrunk. The only advantage of GIF files are the animated images.

JPEG

The most common format on the Interwebs due to amount of data that can be stored in each pixel and is recommended for photographers. JPEG is lossy, and quality is lost each time the image is compressed.

PNG

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Moar info: PNG.

The greatest on the Interwebs. It was created to replace GIF , the files are lossless, and can be enlarged or shrunk without much damage. PNG files would've eradicated GIF from the web if it weren't for two things:

  1. Micro$oft decided to not support it until IE 6. Also the transparency was fucked-up until IE 7
  2. The dev team decided to drop support for animation.

MNG

Created by the inventors as PNG, this format supports animation better than GIF. As a result, Apple and Windows decided not to support MNG in their browsers.

APNG

An extension of the PNG format that supports animation. APNG files are smaller and simpler than MNG. Mozilla decided to troll the MNG community by dropping support and adding APNG support.

SVG

As vector images, they are better than raster images and can be resized without distortion. Vector graphics are ideal for high-quality artwork. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer requires plug-ins to render SVG.

Where to Find Images

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For some, this is the final frontier

See Also