GRAPHICS IMAGE FORMATS
Bitmap Graphics Format - Bitmap Graphics Formats - In a bitmap graphic, you have a fixed number (`resolution') of pixels (`picture elements')...Find out more about bitmap graphics here.
Digital Images 101 - Any image stored on a computer falls into one of two categories: vector or bitmap. They are radically different ways of digitally representing an image, although in some cases the two methods are combined in the same document.
Graphics Overview - An overview of graphics formats and graphics file formats.
Graphic Formats - Vector graphics refers to software and hardware that use geometrical formulas to tell a program how to draw the picture on the screen. Vector graphic files are generally very small compared to bitmapped graphics. Vector graphics are usually generated from combinations of simple geometric shapes that are filled with colors. Almost all sophisticated graphics systems, including CADD systems and animation software, use vector graphics. In addition, many printers (PostScript printers, for example) use vector graphics.
How to prepare digitized art files for optimum results - Since many of our customers solicit information on how best to prepare their digital art files so as to assure an adequate reproduction of them on ceramic coffee mugs, we outline some of the factors that greatly influence the final reproduction of digitized art files on ceramic coffee mugs.
Properties Affected by Choice of Graphics Format - The figure properties listed in this section are affected when you select a graphics format when exporting to a file or the Windows clipboard.
GRAPHICS FILES FORMATS
4 Things You Need to Know about Jpeg and Other Formats - Graphics are stored in your computer in a variety of different file formats. The file format you choose determines the quality of your printed image and your ability to manipulate the image to best fit in your document. Improper use of file formats can be very costly when having your document professionally printed. So save yourself time and money while getting the results you want by keeping these fundamentals in mind.
Battle of the Acronyms - New Vector Standards for Web Graphics - Until now, there were only two graphic formats you could use on the web and still reach most of your audience. GIF, for simple digital graphics, and JPEG, for complex art, like photographs. The problem was, both GIF and JPEG are both bitmap graphic formats, also known as "raster graphics," made with programs such as Adobe Photoshop and PaintShop Pro.
The Best Format for the Job - The basics of graphics file formats - Technology Information - Understand the basics of graphics file formats - If you use photos or clip art images in your desktop publishing projects or presentations, it helps to know a little about graphics file formats--which formats are used for which kinds of images, and the programs used to create and edit them.
BMP Format - this document describes the microsoft windows and ibm os/2 picture bitmap files, called bitmaps or bmp files. most of the descriptions of the bmp file concentrate on the microsoft windows bmp structures like bmpinfoheader and bmpcoreinfo , but only a few describe the file contents on byte level. this information is therefor only intended to be used in applications where direct reading and writing of a bmp file is required.
Computer Graphics File Formats - Find out what the different file formats are, how they compare,
how they are best used, and how to improve your graphics.
Convert raster images to raster CGM - CGM is commonly thought of as a vector format, but it also includes support for raster. Convert: Image to CGM re-encodes over 50 different raster formats into raster CGM. It is NOT a raster to vector converter, and you will not be able to edit components after conversion.
Data Formats and Their File Extensions - A list of the graphics formats and their file extensions
"Every File Format in the World" - This is a list of file name extension or suffixes that indicate the format or usage of a file and a brief description of that format. We don't really show the file format itself here. In fact, many formats are proprietary and we couldn't show them to you. In some cases, we link to a definition of the file format or to related information.
File Extension Database - The Cyber Tech Help File Extension Database is a searchable A-Z of file extensions. To use the File Extension Database simply click on the first letter of the extension you are looking for.
File Extensions - Here you will find nearly all file extensions used in your computer software.
File Format Extensions - A nice exctensions library encyclopedia
File Formats for Teaching and Learning: Raster Images Part I - Overview - Raster Image File Formats - Raster images (aka bitmaps) are made up of grids of pixels. Typically they represent acquired images rather than computer generated graphics. Some of the most commonly used non-proprietary file formats are TIFF and JPEG for print, and JPEG, PNG and GIF for screen use. TIFF, GIF and PNG typically offer lossless compression while JPEG sacrifices image detail and is known as lossy. Uncompressed TIFF files are a widely recognised file format, well suited to archiving images.
Gif, Jpeg, or PNG - Here are some file formats you may have seen before. They have one thing in common: they don't belong on the Web. Before we go into these "leftover" formats, let's summarize why the three formats we've talked about so far are good to use on the Web.
Graphics File Formats Page - Listing of File formats linked to a page with with information about that format.
Graphics Overview - An overview of graphics formats and graphics file formats.
Graphics Formats - .gif, .jpg, .swf, .png, .eps - are you confused by all those graphics file formats? Here are some hopefully easy to understand descriptions of what each format is, how they are used on the web or otherwise relate to you as a web designer, which format is best for which purpose - and why.
Images File Formats - Snowbound Software supports over 100 popular image and document formats, as well as many proprietary ones. Browse our comprehensive list below. Supported image formats can be decompressed for viewing, manipulation or conversion. Or consult our format matrix for a complete listing.
Raster Image Files - A raster image file is generally defined to be a rectangular array of regularly sampled values, known as pixels. Each pixel (picture element) has one or more numbers associated with it, generally specifying a color which the pixel should be displayed in.
Selecting Graphics File formats - Graphics files come in many different formats, such as PNG, EPS, and JPEG. Unfortunately, there is no single graphics file format that meets all needs. HTML output files require bitmap graphics such as PNG or JPEG. Some browsers are beginning to accept SVG (scalable vector graphics), but support is not universal. XSL-FO processors generally accept bitmap graphics and vector graphics, but not all of them accept all formats.
Top File Formats - File Extensions Windows/OS2/Apple/UNIX
What do some of the graphics format file extensions stand for? - In this article are some of the many graphics format file extensions.
List of Vector Conversion Software - 30+ Tools to Turn Photos into Line Art and Illustrations - Most of these tools turn Raster / Bitmap / Photo Images into Line Art / Illustrations / Vector Art.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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