Getting your website Christmas-ready

How to give your website a Christmas makeover

 

Christmas isn’t just a time to put up a tree and decorate your home. During the holiday season, website owners can get creative and upgrade their website design to make their page more festive. That way customers can get into the Christmas spirit too. If you’re looking to make...

 

Pixel graphics vs. vector graphics - a comparison

Pixel graphics or vector graphics? Comparing the pros and cons

When should you use a pixel graphic and when is better to employ vector graphics instead? We show you the pros and cons of both of these computer graphics and detail their different applications. Read on here how and make sure your website is always correctly using each graphic form.

Image editing apps: the best mobile photo tools

Image editing: the best apps for iOS and Android

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...

The best image databases for free images

Databases for license-free images

You don’t have to look too far when searching for free stock photos and images on the internet. But just because images are free, doesn’t automatically mean that they’re all completely unrestricted for use. This is where special licenses come into play. We’ll guide you through an overview of the best sources for license-free images available online.

Parallax websites: scrolling with 3D effect

What is Parallax scrolling?

The internet community loves variety – not only regarding content but also regarding how websites are designed. Web designers and software developers are always striving to come up with creative ideas and surprise site visitors with new user experiences. One of these innovative design approaches is so-called parallax scrolling, which uses perceptional psychological effects to convey...

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...

Creating a GIF

Making a GIF: tools for animated graphics and short clips

Memes as video clips, snippets from popular shows, animated logos, or banner ads: the practical GIF format has universal appeal, and can be used in many online contexts. GIFs can be found all over the internet, but making a GIF is also a popular option, with the added bonus that whoever makes a GIF using original content avoids legal complications. We show you how to create a GIF using both online...

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?

Free alternatives to Adobe Lightroom

Alternatives to Adobe Lightroom: editing images for free

Digital photography and image editing software allow both amateurs and professionals to create, edit, and archive stunning images with little effort. But you don’t always have to shell out for expensive packages in order to curate professional albums and optimize images. In this article, you’ll find a list of some of the best free alternatives to Adobe Lightroom that allow users to manage and...

Compress images with the help of free tools

Compressing images: an absolute must

Computer storage volume is increasing by the year. But while we have access to more gigabytes and terabytes, it’s best to keep the file sizes down to a minimum–especially if you operate a website. This is because compressed data leads to quicker loading times, happy visitors, and a good Google ranking. Pictures bound for the internet in particular should be compressed. We’ve compiled some of the...

What can HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) do?

HEIF: all you need to know about High Efficiency Image File Format

Apple has replaced JPEG as the standard image format on iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. The successor HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) enables users to save photos in a more space-saving and higher quality format. Since other platforms such as Windows or Linux do not yet support the new format, the MPEG standard’s possibilities are still limited.


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