Image Processing

Graphic file formats: which formats are important?

Graphic file formats: the most important storage formats for images online

Whether you own an online store, run a corporate website, or write a blog, none of your web projects won’t be successful without photos or graphics. Images create visual stimuli that can enhance the content of your text and appeal to your visitors. However, it is crucial not only to find suitable graphical elements - but also to choose the appropriate graphic file format. The format needs to meet...

Progressive JPEG

Progressive JPEGs: An introduction

Progressive JPEGs, or PJPEGs, are a type of JPEG that is compressed in a special way. PJPEGs load differently in the browser than “normal” or baseline JPEGs. What are the differences? How can you create a PJPEG and which programs can you use?

Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat

The best Adobe Acrobat alternatives

Adobe Acrobat is the most well-known program when it comes to working with the popular PDF format. But there are reasons to prefer an alternative to Adobe Acrobat. For some users, the huge range of functions is simply unnecessary. Others want to avoid the yearly subscription costs and are looking for a more affordable solution. In our overview, find out which Adobe Acrobat alternatives there are...

Rendering

Rendering – the final step in image and video processing

Rendering is the last and also most time-consuming step in digital image and video editing. During this process, the pre-programmed image descriptions or the individual layers or tracks edited in a program are combined into a file. We explain how this works and what it’s used for.

The most useful Photoshop shortcuts

The most important Photoshop shortcuts for Windows and Mac OS

Endless clicking through the many menus when working with Photoshop is a major disadvantage for users of the photo editing software giant. But thanks to certain Photoshop shortcuts, users have the option of employing keyboard combinations to skip straight to certain actions. We’ve compiled the best of these Photoshop tricks for Windows and Mac OS here.

What is a thumbnail?

Thumbnails – little pictures, lots of power

Thumbnails can be found everywhere online. These small images help users to get a preview of web content such as photos or videos, and to select what might interest them. Thumbnails can be seen as teaser, formatted as compressed images. Website operators use the thumbnail images to attract attention and gain clicks. But what exactly are thumbnails? And when are they used?

Free alternatives to Adobe InDesign

Free Adobe InDesign alternatives

For creatives and those who are aspiring designers, many programs from Adobe make up a key part of their standard equipment. InDesign is a very popular tool with large publishing houses as well as smaller publishers thanks to its huge range of functions. But quality (and name) come at a price: monthly fees put a hole in the cash register, especially for small companies and self-employed designers....

Social Media | Pinterest for businesses

Pinterest for businesses

It would be a serious mistake not to take Pinterest seriously as a marketing platform. While it may look like an extensive photo album of recipe ideas, DIY tutorials, and dream holiday destinations, the truth is that the social media site can offer a valuable service: generating referral traffic for your company website. Brands can therefore use the platform to curate their image and attract new...

Screenshots on Mac and Windows

The best screenshot tools at a glance

A picture says more than a thousand words – at least sometimes. Instead of having to describe what you see on your monitor or display to others, all you need to do is send a screenshot. Easy-to-use screenshot software or apps let you create, annotate, or highlight an image within seconds and send it to your contacts. We present some screenshot tools that make your daily work easier.

Basics of web design: design and color scheme

The basics of web design - part 3: design and color scheme

Many users are often unaware of what exactly goes into making an aesthetically appealing website. But most successful websites follow some basic principles to ensure that a unified design adheres to a basic theme or message that is to be conveyed to the viewer. These questions and more influence the site’s conception: What effects do certain colors bring about? What should you be mindful of when...


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