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πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | code wrangler / doc writer πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» | in Vegas πŸŒ† | dad of 5 πŸ‘§πŸΌπŸ‘§πŸΌπŸ‘§πŸΌπŸ‘¦πŸΌπŸ‘§πŸΌ | β™₯️ 80s movies 🎞 & whisky πŸ₯ƒ
29 Nov 19
Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ¦ƒ

After putting 5 kids to bed (all fighting off the flu) on this grateful day, I've decided to pontificate about one of my open source projects.

This is mostly for posterity, but I'll Tweet it in case it is interesting to anyone.

github.com/NSProgrammer/Z…
At some point, I'd like to yap about the projects I've open sourced while working at Twitter, but for today, we'll stick with a project that predates my time at Twitter (both as an employee and as a user).

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In the mid and late "oughts", I was working at a certain gigantic tech company developing (amoung other things) cross platform frameworks and libraries in C++ that would run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and (in certain libraries) on embedded Linux kernel based firmware.
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14 Nov 19
Twitter has made a new improvement to PNG uploads effective now!

PNGs uploaded with 256 colors or less will automatically be converted PNG8

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Now, when users upload a PNG image (see above for clients that support uploading PNG), Twitter will examine the number of colors in the PNG and if there are 256 colors or less (including transparency pixels) the image will automatically be converted to a PNG8 image.
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14 Feb 19
These changes have now completed. Feel free to review the announcement for all details related to this change in how Twitter handles PNG images now.
This thread includes specific details on how these changes impact uploaded PNGs, including an infographic:
Keep in mind, most Twitter clients will continue uploading images as JPEGs. twitter.com and mobile.twitter.com are the primary ways to upload PNGs.
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