Graphics and the Web

Soon most browsers will support inline JPEG images, which are best for scanned photographs
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
Now that Unisys/CompuServe are requiring developers to license GIF, it is becoming a less attractive proposition for loss-less compression.
Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
This is a new non-proprietary proposal that uses the public domain LZ77 compression algorithm (gzip) and goes beyond GIF with features like:
Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML)
VRML 1.0 is largely derived from SGI's OpenInventor format.
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