MAAKIES saved as a PNG. Better? VOTE!

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37 Responses to MAAKIES saved as a PNG. Better? VOTE!

  1. Maria says:

    Yes, the PNG is far better.

  2. TonyMillion says:

    You can find the JPEG version here:

  3. Scott McCluen says:

    I have a strong preference for the “jpeg”

  4. Userro says:

    png is definitely better

  5. Jan Limpens says:

    The png is double in size than the jpg. So the comparison is a bit unfair (and probably depends on the browser graphics rendering engine).

  6. Jim McCaffery says:

    Hey, I can actually read the topper!

    Team png, pls.

  7. tomi esaias says:


    Since you are working in black and white, you can save your work as 1-bit PNG (which means that the image will not contain any other colours but black & white)
    This recudes the filesize and keeps your images free from colored compression artifacts seen in JPG. Did I mention that PNG does not produce compression artifacts?

    The compability issue with PNG and browsers is long gone, if there is someone out there using obsolete browser and are unable to view PNG, it is their own fault being stuck in the stone-age.

    Tony, PNG is better. :)

    • TonyMillion says:

      >>if there is someone out there using obsolete browser and are unable to view PNG, it is their own fault being stuck in the stone-age.

      I like cave people as well as rocket-mans.

  8. tomi esaias says:

    actually 1-bit is a terrible idea :D sry about brainfart, i deserve some whiplahses.

    anyways, PNG! PNG! PNG! no more compression artifacts!

  9. SunnyD says:

    The PNG is better because since it’s twice the size of a jpg,but the same quality, it makes it far easier to read the tiny comic strip at the bottom. Normally I’d have to squint my eyes and guess at the words

  10. Dylan says:

    I like the png, it’s bigger and without the jpg compression fog. I can see the drunkenness of Tony’s drawing pen up close.

  11. bp says:

    I like the PNG because it looks better in FeedDemon. But if I’m using my web browser they both work about the same for me. I get my kicks either way…

  12. I like the PNG better because you can zoom in on it.

    By the way what do you use to draw, a fountain pen of some kind?

    • TonyMillion says:

      A Rotring Art pen with good ink, not those watery cartridges that come with it. I get the good black ink on eBay. I have to buy 5 pens ($12 each) to get one or two good ones.

  13. Ron Wilkinson says:

    Very instructive.
    Why would you worry about file size? I have a laptop with two hard drives and it’s 4 yrs old!
    Also, don’t you backup your files? I do on DVDs (so I’m a Bozo!).
    You can make the images smaller if you wish so it seems to me that png would be better.

    • TonyMillion says:

      I back up Maakies with Fantagraphics and the whole hard drive with Carbonite. (Which you have to shut off temporarily when the computer gets fussy.) I’m not worried about file size, I just want to make sure that granny with an old steam drive can see the Maakies. Modern is often bad. This seems good so far although Clem from Oklahoma complained it didn’t work.
      That is my concern; Clem.
      Fuck it I’ll just use the PNG at 150 dpi.

    • TonyMillion says:

      Those DVDs will last about 5 to 8 years. Some of my old ones are garbage now. Be careful.

      • that2guy says:

        Gotta get you a couple of big flash drives; think they’ve got 10 Gb ones now for cheap (less than $50 ea.), capacity doubles on new models every 18 months or so. No moving parts.

        Oh, yeah: Put me down for PNG. Much crisper images since they’re less compressed; JPGs are an inherently compressed format to minimize file size.

  14. Jay Emm says:

    The PNG is bigger so it is easier for old fellas like myself to read the bottom strip.

  15. Ricky says:

    Either way is fine for me. It doesn’t affect the content.

  16. Zack Mieth says:

    I like… the big one.
    Your penmanship was much straighter and well defined in the Botanist one as compared to the “I DRINK THIRTEEN” one…

    Which isn’t necessarily a good thing.

  17. Duff says:

    The resolution is way better. However the png views a little too large in Google reader.

  18. Zack Mieth says:

    Right, right.
    Thirteen is enough though, isn’t it?

  19. PeopleLikeFrank says:

    Science has shown that PNGs are 38% funnier than jpgs

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