Fireworks CS5.1 Part 3: PNG 8bit color banding fixes

The file size and transparency channel of PNG 8 bit has brought back the focus on this file format. Designs and assets for multi screen and mobile devices have just added to the spotlight on this format.

Adobe Fireworks CS5.1 release has made some algorithmic changes to the  way color optimization is handled. Also the change handles situation where the GIF format was not adequately filling in the colors in the palette.

Please find a “Before” and “After” graphic showing the banding improvements made in CS5.1 version on the Fireworks team blog.Share on Facebook