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Ok Illl have to keep that in mind for the future when saving pictures to default to PNG. I cant do artwork worth a damn but when I come across an image or wallpaper I like, I like for it to be in its best quality regardless of space taken.

I had to reread that a couple times for it to make sense, but it sounds a little similar to the process of which I used for transparent signature creation in GIMP regarding the use of layers

So in JPEG it utilizes an algorithm? Looks like I need to spend some time reading up on the different media file associations out there
    
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Ok Illl have to keep that in mind for the future when saving pictures to default to PNG. I cant do artwork worth a damn but when I come across an image or wallpaper I like, I like for it to be in its best quality regardless of space taken.

I had to reread that a couple times for it to make sense, but it sounds a little similar to the process of which I used for transparent signature creation in GIMP regarding the use of layers

So in JPEG it utilizes an algorithm? Looks like I need to spend some time reading up on the different media file associations out there

Well in actuality since it was a simple image I technically remade it in its entirity, flat out re-saving of a JPEG to PNG won't yield the same results (AFAIK).

The algorithm itself is best saved for actual photographs or something with small details rather than symbols and more flat images in my usage. Any photo I've ever taken I only keep a RAW or TIFF backup of and use JPEG strictly for upload purposes only (save for a situation just like your avatar)
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Here's a quick vector of your logo. Adobe Illustrator is the preferred program when working with "logos" because it is vector based, though I'm sure other free vector based graphic software are similar. Think of a vector based image as a blue print, you can use it to make your image any size you want without pixelation or loss in quality. The one I uploaded is a 2785x3063 png and is only 147KB. I'm not 100% sure how this works, but you can get large images with very small file sizes, I think that the image is more like a mathematical equation as opposed to actual pixel data.

One of the biggest advantages of the PNG format is that they support transparencies, the image below has no background so it will match what ever is behind it (depending on the websites construction).

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If you saved that PNG as an uncompressed PNG at the current resolution the file size goes from 147kb to 24.4mb unfortunately

There's a dialog for Photoshop before committing to the save to choose, however, in Illustrator the PNG compression option is used by default
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Well I can confirm hat OCN supports transparent backgrounds at least lol, the latest avatar is using the latest upload with transparent background thumb.gif

Thanks for all the info and contributions guys, wasnt sure how much help I would get since its more picture related but its awesome to know we have an active sub forum for image editing
    
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