JPG vs. PNG: Which Should I Use?
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
This post will cover two of the most popular file format options, JPG vs. PNG, including when to use them and why. A JPG does, however, allow you to create smaller file size than you could with a PNG. What is a PNG? The PNG file format , usually read aloud as ping, was created in the mid-1990’s to act as a replacement for the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF). Fear not!
Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal. If the PNG compressor doesn't optimize color depth, or uses non-aggressive DEFLATE compression it can produce PNG's that are up to 90% bloat. Optimizing the PNG's in the Camtasia Relay PC recorder resulted in a ~7% (302KB) file-size reduction. Producing optimized PNG's. Don't believe me? So what's the difference? 302KB.
Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 3
FEBRUARY 26, 2012
I had problems with PNG files (they outputted fuzzy) so you might consider TIF or JPG instead. In Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2 I explained how to self publish an e‑book. If you’re like me, you’ll now want to create a hard copy – a “real” book. While I am certainly a fan of e-books, I am also a lover of old fashioned page turners.
Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 3
FEBRUARY 26, 2012
I had problems with PNG files (they outputted fuzzy) so you might consider TIF or JPG instead. So now you know how to self publish a paperback, you are ready for Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 4 , in which I’ll provide advice on how to promote your product… self publishing Amazon books BullZip color colour cover CreateSpace flate font images interior JPG paperback PDF PNG prepress proof publishing Steven Lewis TIF typeface writingIn Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2 I explained how to self publish an e‑book. I was hooked! ″ x 8.5″
5 Free Camtasia Templates to Sink Your Teeth Into
JUNE 3, 2015
Position any of these PNG images over an image or video to achieve the effect that it’s playing or displaying on the surface of your choice. In case you haven’t heard, Lectora and Camtasia are brilliantly compatible. So in the spirit of giving, we thought we’d show some of the free Camtasia templates we offer. Overlay. This beautiful template is dominated by blues.
Infographic: The Periodic Table of Instructional Design
DECEMBER 1, 2016
Download your copy of the infographic: PNG (Large) | PNG (Small) | PDF. Students and scholars of chemistry make frequent use of the periodic table of the elements in order to contextualize and organize their understanding of the many substances they work with, as well as help to memorize each of their different properties. Click on the image to see the table! Customer-Facing.
Free Assets to Improve Your eLearning
MARCH 11, 2016
The file is a PNG so the inside of the frame is transparent, allowing you to place it over any image you like and have it look like a framed picture. Dr. Partridge did a great job chronicling many online resources you can use to create excellent eLearning, such Adobe Color , Behance , and others. We highly suggest you take a look at the webinar here. Picture Frame. Cutaway diagram.
PowerPoint 2010: Adjusting the Saturation for a Clip Art Image
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JULY 1, 2013
Only files saved as PNG or JPG have options for adjusting color saturation from within PowerPoint. To change this, click the Save as Type drop-down menu and select either JPG or PNG. by AJ Walther. In one of my recent Optimizing PowerPoint for eLearning & Presentations classes , I demonstrated how to adjust the saturation of an inserted image to take the image to grayscale.
Free E-Learning Template: Check Mark Interaction
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Check out these other free templates and assets shared in the community recently: Flat Icon Pack (PNG). Button Set Icons (PNG). In the spirit of the holiday season, here’s a free elearning template. It can be used as a progress meter, a main slide menu, or simple process interaction. There are two versions of the free elearning template: Storyline 2 and PowerPoint.
How to Create Icons in PowerPoint + Free Download
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Click here to download these fully-editable icons (PPT & PNG). PowerPoint has always been my go-to graphic design tool (as I’ve explained in several of my other posts: here , here , and here ). Even as I’ve learned how to use advanced graphic design programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, I’ve always believed that PowerPoint can be just as…well, powerful! So, that’s what I did!
A way with the fairies
APRIL 20, 2015
As you can see via my screenshot, Aurasma supports the binary transparency of PNG files; with the background of the fairy image invisible, the real background shines through. The app also supports the partial transparency of PNG files; if I were to make the fairy 50% transparent, the real background would be partially visible through her. In fact, most probably weren’t.
How to Use Vector Backgrounds in Lectora
JANUARY 7, 2014
PNG) patterns into Lectora and Photoshop. I can then save out the pattern as a PNG. Then to make it tile as the background in Lectora, just go to the Design Ribbon, to the Title Background section, select the image drop down and import your PNG. In an earlier post I showed how to find, edit, and import raster (i.e. Want to use vector backgrounds in Lectora?
A Way With The Fairies
NOVEMBER 1, 2015
As you can see via my screenshot, Aurasma supports the binary transparency of PNG files; with the background of the fairy image invisible, the real background shines through. The app also supports the partial transparency of PNG files; if I were to make the fairy 50% transparent, the real background would be partially visible through her. In fact, most probably weren’t. So I moved on.
Create an Electronic Signature with Snagit
AUGUST 1, 2013
In the Save Window, select the desired location and then save your image as a PNG file. For Windows, Copy or Cut the Signature PNG file from a Windows Explorer window and navigate to C: > Program Files > TechSmith > Snagit > Stamps and Paste your PNG file. Below you will find detailed instructions showing just that! Making an Electronic Signature. Let’s test it!
Add Visual Depth to Your Lectora Courses
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
This will download a zip which, when extracted contains two PNG files—one of the pattern at the original size and the second (marked with “@2X” at the end of the title), is the pattern magnified 200%. From there you’ll be able to easily edit the colors, resize, add another texture, even edit the transparency, and then download the PNG file. After that, go wild!
Detecting Mobile Platforms the Smart Way for Lectora
MARCH 2, 2015
On each page, there is a group with an overlay that includes a PNG to shade the content, and a button with two actions, one to play the audio, the other to hide the group. One of the main reasons to use this condition is that mobile devices forbid automatic playing of audio or video. This makes sense; you don’t want to use data without consent.
9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier
JANUARY 28, 2015
Searching for images might be easy for you, but do you know you can use filetype:[jpg or png] to find images and document files, like PDFs. One of the biggest pain points of eLearning development is not being able to quickly issues. The answer to almost all your eLearning questions are in Google, but you need to know how to find them. Here we go! #1 3 Ask Google to Search a Specific Author.
Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
The supported image formats are GIF, JEPG, PNG. There is a possibility to download supporting documents from within the eLearning module (PDF, PPT, MS Word, EXE, ZIP, PNG, JPG, etc.). Selecting the right authoring tool for rapid eLearning projects is a process riddled with uncertainty. How will you know which eLearning tool to work with? I have worked on several authoring tools.
Library Overview: Medical Images
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Each image is PNG, so no more worries for you when it comes time to place the organ in question on your own background. As was mentioned in a recent post, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that between 2014 and 2024, medical careers will increase by almost 20 percent. Someone needs to train all those newbies, right? Anatomy Images. Body Systems. Medical Environment Images.
Enhancing Interactions with Media Elements
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
jpg,png,gif) or text. A few years back, e-learning courses were largely static, with a few interactions here and there. As interactivity takes center stage, more and more learning happens through interactions. A learner may spend more time working through a simulation, playing a game or exploring an interactive visual than reading the course material. With this, course developers are increasingly feeling the need to provide additional information elements within interactions. A large number of interactions today are developed using interaction templates. Raptivity Media Toolbox.
Editing Images with PowerPoint
DECEMBER 21, 2011
It’s even possible to save as a PNG with a transparent background. By Joseph Suarez. Sometimes an eLearning course needs to be enhanced with an image , but finding the right one can be a chore in itself. It’s frustrating to locate an image only to find it just isn’t quite right. In these cases, it’s possible to tweak the image with a graphics editor. Resize. Rotate. Recolor. Crop to shape.
Get The Big Picture With TalentLMS’ Training Infographics
MARCH 1, 2017
On the top of the screen you’ll find the “ Export ” button, which allows you to export your training infographic as a PNG file for sharing, while the “ Compare ” button on the top of the infographic allows you to compare the current status of your portal with the last week, month, or year. And why not? So they were hard to produce and somewhat costly. eLearning hours.
Creately Web Based Diagramming Tool
OCTOBER 28, 2011
Upon completion diagrams can be exported in either png , jpeg or Creately format. A little bit of cross posting between my blogs here but if you have use for a diagramming tool and not come across Creately yet, then I think it is well worth paying a visit to the site. There are a number of pricing models available, including a free version that has plenty of features. regards Barry
eLearning Magic: 3 Lectora Course Enhancement Tips
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
And since they’re PNG’s you can put them in front of any background and it will still look natural. We love Lectora for its versatility and quality. That’s why we partnered with them to provide so many awesome templates for you to plug into the interface! Lectora does the job, and it does it well. Skin Templates. Layout Templates. Cutout Characters. Download today!
Adobe RoboHelp: Favicons
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 5, 2013
You can use png , ico , or gif images as Favicons. by Kevin Siegel. During my online RoboHelp classes , students frequently ask for ways to brand a generated WebHelp layout. There are multiple ways to add a corporate identity to a layout including customizing a WebHelp skin and adding a copyright notice within the footer of a master page. While working with skins and master pages is easy enough, one of the fastest ways to brand WebHelp is also the easiest: add a Favicon. A Favicon is an icon that appears in a browser's address bar or next to the site name in a bookmark list.
Free Assets from the E-Learning Community
JANUARY 8, 2013
Folder icons (PNG). Miscellaneous office backgrounds (PNG & PowerPoint): desk and mailroom. Zombie characters (PNG). Most people aren’t active participants in the elearning community. That’s OK. No one expects you to sit on the couch, eating bonbons, and chatting in the community. Most of us tend to use the community for quick help and then we go back to work. Tidbits.
How to Use Customized Adobe Captivate 8 Buttons
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
Note: Be sure to save them out to a format that supports transparency (GIF, PNG, or BMP). One of the most effective ways to make your eLearning courses more engaging for your learners is through the use of buttons. If used correctly, they can easily transform a boring, static course into an interactive experience that is enjoyable for your users. Transparent buttons only have one state.
8 Editing Techniques for Great Images in Lectora
MARCH 23, 2015
Psst: Lectora supports.bmp,jpeg,png,tif,wmf and.emf file extensions). Guest blog by Jennifer Valley. Jennifer is an Instructional Designer with five years of experience. She enjoys blogging, social media, and researching. Adding an image to your course increases the value to learners if done right. Maybe you want to have a visual for your story or evoke an emotion about a topic.
How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint
APRIL 26, 2016
Many of the illustrations you purchase will be in one of these formats: EPS,AI,PNG, or.JPG. In this post we’ll look at an easy way to customize illustration in PowerPoint, since it’s a tool most of us have and it’s easy to do. Most illustrations are vector images that are saved in a format such as. EPS or.AI that allows you to edit them. Here’s the real challenge.
SXSW and the Rockstache
MARCH 13, 2011
For Snagit for the Mac, you can unzip the file and drag the png mustache file to Snagit's tray and then combine it with your screencapture to use. "A man without a mustache is like a cup of tea without sugar" ~ English Proverb. The TechSmith crew has descended on Austin, Texas this week for South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW). SXSW is like spring break for geeks or geek family reunion!
Snagit Update: Light Theme, Scrolling Capture and More
AUGUST 26, 2014
This will allow you to quickly view all of your autosave captures and save them to common formats (PNG, JPG, etc.). For those of you who tuned in to our previous webcasts in April and in June, we promised that we would continue to listen to feedback and come out with new updates on a regular basis. Light vs. Dark: The Choice is Yours (Windows). Scrolling Capture Enhancements (Windows).
Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
saves in a variety of formats including AVI, JPG, GIF, and PNG. Videos are excellent tools for visual and auditory learners. They can be used to: demonstrate processes step-by-step in a tutorial. demonstrate software to other people or record tips and tricks for later reference. share pointers for playing a game. record product reviews. edit and annotate a video after it has been filmed.
Creating Transparent PNGs in PowerPoint
OCTOBER 5, 2011
This post will provide step-by-step instructions for how to create transparent graphics in PowerPoint and save them as a portable network graphic (PNG) file for use in an e-learning module. For the Save as type , choose PNG Portable Network Graphics Format. by Jonathan Shoaf. PowerPoint gets a bad reputation from all the mind numbing presentations millions have been subjected to.
Why Flip Book Maker Is the Best Tool to Develop E-books
JANUARY 19, 2017
Flip Book Maker is well-suited to meet this requirement because it can be used to convert digital learning materials in multiple formats such as MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, SWF, FLV,MP4, JPG, BMP, JPEG, PNG, and GIF, into interactive eBooks. While these tasks are important, designers also need to provide their learners material for further learning. Let us see why.