Image Processing

Free alternatives to Adobe InDesign
Free Adobe InDesign alternatives
  • Web design

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....

Free Adobe InDesign alternatives
Rendering
Rendering – the final step in image and video processing
  • Web design

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.

Rendering – the final step in image and video processing
Basics of web design: design and color scheme
The basics of web design - part 3: design and color scheme
  • Web design

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...

The basics of web design - part 3: design and color scheme
How to remove the background of digital images
Removing an image background: here’s how with Photoshop, GIMP, Paint.NET, and PowerPoint
  • Web design

Background removal is one of the most important processes in graphics programs. We show you how you can use Photoshop, GIMP, Paint.NET, online tools, or even PowerPoint to easily remove image backgrounds – an essential skill for those who run e-commerce sites, or who wish to create online collages and graphics.

Removing an image background: here’s how with Photoshop, GIMP, Paint.NET, and PowerPoint
Finding the right Instagram strategy for your business
Instagram for businesses, part 2: strategy and planning
  • Social media

Finding success on Instagram — if unknown members of the public can expand their follower base and become famous influencers in just a couple of months, it seems like it should be easy for a business to do the same. But there’s more to creating a successful Instagram account than just posting pretty pictures. To gain many long-term followers and lots of interactions it takes hard work and...

Instagram for businesses, part 2: strategy and planning
Removing EXIF data
Removing EXIF metadata from photos: a how-to guide
  • Web design

The metadata contained in photos can be helpful to structure your personal photo library, and later locate photos more quickly or attach copyright information to photos. However, when you upload a photo online or share it with others, it’s a good idea to remove this metadata first. Keep reading to find out which information photos can contain and how you can delete it on Windows and Mac.

Removing EXIF metadata from photos: a how-to guide
What is IPTC data?
IPTC: easily view and edit image metadata
  • Web design

The international IPTC-IIM standard for describing images allows information such as copyright notices, names, and headings to be saved and made available directly within the image data. The standardized file format makes it easier for editorial and press agencies to archive their images. Learn how to include and view IPTC image metadata.

IPTC: easily view and edit image metadata
Screenshots on Mac and Windows
The best screenshot tools at a glance
  • Web design

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.

The best screenshot tools at a glance
Social Media | Pinterest for businesses
Pinterest for businesses
  • Social media

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...

Pinterest for businesses
Image editing apps: the best mobile photo tools
Image editing: the best apps for iOS and Android
  • Web design

For many years now, optimizing images on a smartphone or tablet has been viewed as just another step in the photography process. With digital technology becoming ever more sophisticated, photo-editing apps that can be installed directly on mobile devices look and perform in an increasingly similar manner to their desktop predecessors, saving users from the tedious task of editing on a PC. But what...

Image editing: the best apps for iOS and Android