[tpm] SVG to GIF converters?

Liam R E Quin liam at holoweb.net
Wed Aug 27 08:45:57 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 11:00 -0400, Madison Kelly wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I've got some SVG graphs I've created. I'd like to create GIF copies 
> of these images though for browsers that don't support SVG.

Note that there is also a jquery plugin to support SVG in most
modern browsers, including IE -- see http://plugins.jquery.com/

If you are not using transparency, you'll get better-looking results
with PNG, by the way, or with JPEG with a suitably high compression
quality (i.e. don't compress too much, if it's a graph -- try 98%
and smoothing of 12%, but it depends on the tool as to what the
"percentage" means). PNG is lossless, compress at the highest level
(usually called 9) to get the smallest file, but the JPEG file will
still be smaller.  PNG can do transparency but not properly in
most IE versions, which is probably where you need it.


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