Seven and a half years later and still non-native
Fri 13 Nov 2015, 02:12 PMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
Back in April of 2008, I wrote a blog post called Help make sure PNG is stored natively in 8.5. The issue then, and still now in Notes 9.0.1, is that while Notes rich text stores and renders PNG graphics perfectly well, when a user actually imports a PNG graphic from the Notes client, it is converted and saved as a JPEG file. Aside from other more minor issues, this means that transparency is lost, thus wrecking many images. As a simple example, consider this logo as it appears above converted to JPG and below stored natively as PNG.
Copyright © 2015 Genii Software Ltd.
What has been said:
1076.1. Stevan Bajić (14/11/2015 08:58)
The proper procedure would be to open a PMR. Unfortunately I don't think that this will lead to a solution for this issue. As so often, unfortunately IBM will make nothing.
1076.2. Ben Langhinrichs (11/14/2015 03:17 PM)
The problem is, it is operating as designed. They made a choice to support backward compatibility. I am asking that they change their minds, but I couldn't get a PMR opened on that basis. Not that I really think they will fix it, but once in a while I hope somebody will say "Why not?" and actually do something.
1076.3. Stevan Bajić (14/11/2015 16:22)
I admire how you have not given up.
My experience in the past has learned me that the number of licenses or very serious (and very public) security holes result in changes to the code. Okay okay. PMR and SPR and all that other stuff too but rather modest.
1076.4. JP Liggett (11/17/2015 07:59 AM)
I agree with you Ben, I hope IBM considers this update, it makes sense.