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Re: gif-creating applications?



On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 08:06:28PM +0000, Brian M. Carlson wrote:
> GIF-producing binaries that use only RLE (run length encoding) are not
> patent-encumbered and may be placed in main.

However, generating a GIF that's compressed with RLE is a complete
waste of time. You might as well use BMP, which RLE-compresses just as
well and doesn't have the stupid 256 colour limit.

LZW was the whole point of using GIF, and the only real reason why
people were willing to put up with the colour limit for so long.

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