Image Processing

Graphic file formats: which formats are important?
Graphic file formats: the most important storage formats for images online
  • Web design

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...

Graphic file formats: the most important storage formats for images online
Progressive JPEG
Progressive JPEGs: An introduction
  • Web design

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?

Progressive JPEGs: An introduction
The most useful Photoshop shortcuts
The most important Photoshop shortcuts for Windows and Mac OS
  • Web design

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.

The most important Photoshop shortcuts for Windows and Mac OS
What is a thumbnail?
Thumbnails – little pictures, lots of power
  • Social media

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?

Thumbnails – little pictures, lots of power
The Best Alternatives to Paint
An Overview of the Best Paint Alternatives
  • Online sales

Microsoft Paint is a classic among graphics programs. However, the software, which is standard on all Windows systems since Windows 95, has long since been surpassed by other software. That’s why Microsoft will not be developing the program any longer. Find out which free paint alternatives are available in this comprehensive review.

An Overview of the Best Paint Alternatives
What does a good logo look like? A new study
Branding: how effective are the best-known logos
  • Web design

We are constantly surrounded by company logos: but just how closely do we actually look at these graphics? A study titled ‘Branded in Memory’ has gone ahead and tested this: how well can people draw a well-known logo from memory? Over 150 men and women, young and old, attempted this and in part managed to achieve very good results. The main take away was that basic structure and strong colors are...

Branding: how effective are the best-known logos
Instagram for businesses: Instagram ads
Advertising on Instagram
  • Social media

When it comes to increasing brand awareness, Instagram is an invaluable tool for businesses. Besides making use of the platform’s regular functions, there are many interesting advertising options. As well as being able to make photo, video, and carousel ads, businesses can promote posts already published to their feed. Creating Instagram ads follows the same structure as with Facebook. If you’ve...

Advertising on Instagram
Creating a logo: tips and helpful software
Create your own logo: tips for logo design
  • Web design

A logo serves as a figurehead for a company or a brand: it symbolizes the corporate identity and leads the target group to create a positive association between image and brand. As a result, every brand and every company should have a suitable logo. When creating your own logo, previous experience in image editing is not necessary – although it is very helpful when turning your concept into your...

Create your own logo: tips for logo design
Everything you need to know about design patents
Design patents: protecting your design idea
  • Digital law

Ever wondered why no products ever have the same shape and ornamentation, even when it comes to everyday items like toilet paper or bottles of beer? The answer lies in design patents. They may be less common than traditional utility patents, copyrights, or trademarks, but design patent applications have led to many high-profile court cases in recent years. But what exactly are design patents, how...

Design patents: protecting your design idea
How to save a website as a PDF
Free tools for saving websites as PDFs
  • Website creation

Those who want to save a website as a PDF can do so with the help of a wide range of programs. But conversions often have their drawbacks: many applications don’t transfer internet content completely true to their original form. Some programs, however, prove that it doesn’t always have to be this way. We present some of the best ones.

Free tools for saving websites as PDFs