On Friday 23 July 2004 23:20, Rob Hooft wrote:
Yuck: the misconception that GIF is lossless was
common when JPEG just
came out. You are right that recoding GIF's ad infinitum does not lose
more and more information every time, but encoding to GIF for the first
time loses 16 out of 24 bitplanes of information. GIF is a colormapped
format accommodating at most 256 colors.
Well, sometimes there are no 24 bitplanes of information.