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Graphics: Minimize Bit-Depth

Optimization Week Issue #24, May 10, 2004

Minimizing bit-depth or the number of colors is one of the most effective ways to optimize the file size of palette-based image formats like GIFs and PNGs.

Multimedia: Minimize Bit-Depth
Minimize the number of colors in GIFs and PNGs to optimize file size. Lower bit-depths mean smaller palettes and code widths, which makes for smaller images.