How to Reduce the File Size of your eLearning Images


Have you ever launched a course to find that some of your course content images take a long time to render? Do you find that the file sizes of your courses are huge? To overcome this you need to reduce the size of the mixed media elements within your courses. One quick way to achieve this is to use image compression to reduce the size of the images you are using. . What is image compression? Why compress images? File size.

How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size


Including high-quality images and videos often adds hugely to audience engagement, but it also adds file size. Adding to your file size means that your presentation is likely to sit on the unfriendly size of email etiquette, but it also means your PowerPoint will run a lot slower (and it may crash – see this article for more on that ). Here are five ways to compress PowerPoint file size for easy emailing and speedy running of your presentation.


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How to Play the eLearning File Size Game Without Losing Quality

eLearning Brothers

Have you ever had to play the File Size Game? The game we play is when we decrease course file sizes to load faster for your learners without losing quality. In most cases, images take the longest to load. You might want to have a file size game plan. File Size Game Strategy. If you had a course with video, audio, and images. If your course are loading slowly, what media files are you going to downsize first?

Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

Let’s say you are developing a beautiful course on which you’ve spent a lot of time finding just the right images, audio, and video. Some of these photos had a file size of 10MB or higher. Imagine building an e-learning course with dozens of photos this size–the course size would cause all sorts of problems with the students. Optimizing your graphic, audio, and video files will help reduce the size of your e-learning courses.

Image Optimization and Enhancement for Faster, Clearer, More Accessible Content

Magic EdTech

Online publishers rely on top-notch images to communicate ideas and information; even a stray crop mark or dust speck can change the meaning of an image or make it harder to “read.”. Magic EdTech makes image enhancements and optimization a priority for its clients, ensuring products that meet the needs of both publishers and learners. Why Image Optimization and Enhancement Matter. This can be accomplished by resizing, compressing, or caching images.

How to Extract Text From An Image: The Definitive Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Imagine there was an easy way to get text out of an image and quickly paste it into another document. The good news is that you no longer have to waste time typing everything out because there are programs that use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to analyze the letters and words in an image, and then convert them to text. There are a number of reasons why you might want to extract text from an image or PDF. How to extract text from an image.

9 Tips for Using Images in Your E-Learning Courses


9 Tips for Using Images in Your E-Learning Courses. Images and visuals make your e-learning courses more engaging and relevant, plus they are excellent learning tools. It’s important you use images properly, however, to ensure you don’t include them in your e-learning courses just for the sake of including them. The following nine tips will ensure the images in your e-learning courses enhance the learning experience. Make Images as Relevant as Possible.

Preventing Blurry Pictures: The Keys to Clear Images

TechSmith Camtasia

While you can try tinkering in a photo editing program, or shrinking the image and crossing your fingers in hopes that no one looks too closely, the best strategy is to start with crystal clear pictures. We’ve rounded up some of the best info we have on capturing high quality images – whether it’s a photo from a camera, or a screenshot on your computer screen. The following articles will help ensure you don’t end up with blurry pictures or images.

100 free eLearning templates and images + 2015 updates


100+ free eLearning images & templates. I’m happy to announce that we upgraded our image and template giveaway. You can get 100 free character images , as well as the source files included in my blog and video lessons by signing up here. Images are now easier to find and use. Images both on the main website and the membership site are a lot easier to find. We finished tagging the 40,000+ images in the system.

Understanding Image File Formats

TechSmith Camtasia

But, which image file formats do you need? In my role as a video editor, I deal with graphics, videos, and images on a daily basis and have learned a lot about which ones work best for specific situations. The topics I am going to cover are how file types differ, common web sizes, vector versus raster art, and digital versus optical zoom. Common Image File Types. All of the files I mentioned previously fall into two main categories.

Using PowerPoint Shapes in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

And, look how small the file size is. Here I have selected a circle since that is the the shape of the image I just created in Powerpoint. ” For Fill, I selected “Image” and then I imported my but_INCOMPLETE.png. You will have to experiment with what looks best with your image. Here’s the result. Remember, you don’t have to use the image for a button only. Sometimes, your file size can bloat when you import images.

Balancing image quality and SWF output size in CP 5 – 1

Adobe Captivate

Some captions and parts of images might have a dark background when published in CP5 with slide quality set as JPEG. This is because the mechanism to publish images has changed significantly from CP4 to CP5. In this two part blog series we look at information that you can use in Adobe Captivate 5 to parallel decide the quality of an image and the SWF file size and bring forth the differences between the publishing of images in CP 4 and CP 5.

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Balancing image quality and SWF output size in CP 5 – 2

Adobe Captivate

In the previous post we looked at the different options that CP5 provides at the slide level to control the image quality and size. In this post we will look at the major changes in the way we publish images from CP4 to CP5. Captivate 4 publishes images that contain alpha as high quality images even if the slide quality setting was JPEG or low. Therefore, your preferences for image quality are honored better in CP 5. Cp 4 SWF size. Cp 5 SWF size.

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Images file types and their uses

Adobe Captivate

Image file types. here’s a list of file types and what the differences and uses are. Pro’s – salable (without loss of quality) small file size, transparent. Cons – bigger than jpegs, images have very large files sizes. So next time you’re looking for or creating images, have a think about file types. It could save you a heap of developing time when your working with an image on the stage.

6 tips for using images in your e-learning material


In this one we’ll be sharing 6 tips for usingimages and illustrations. If, for example, you want to have a children friendly look for your website then use cheeky, colorful images that appeal to kids. The general guidelines that hold for your image and clip art illustration also hold for charts and graphs. The internet is not an stock image library. It might be tempting to just use random images off of the internet for your illustration needs.

Working with Images in eLearning (part 1)

Matthew Guyan

As eLearning developers we regularly work with images in our projects and while we aren’t all graphic designers, it helps to have a basic knowledge of the terminology around image properties and file types which is what this post is about. When sourcing images from a photo website I look for a high ppi or dpi number: In this example I’d choose the medium (or maybe the large) over the small as it would be a higher quality and better for resizing.

What is hi-res?

TechSmith Camtasia

In order to understand when a hi-res image is a must (such as for printing and enlarging), let’s go into what hi-res is in the first place. Hi-res stands for high resolution, or denser image quality. Images are made of tiny pixels (picture elements), or squares of color. You can see pixels when you zoom in really closely to a picture, or if you try to enlarge an image beyond what it can handle. You can see why enlarging lo-res images gives blurry results. .

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Simple vs. Complex eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

It utilizes the least amount of shapes and shading to allow the images to show in a clear way. Although, depending on the number of design elements you need to make this could save you time and file size. Small File Size. Complex designs can be multi-layered graphics and/or images that include shading, gradients, overlays, textures and contain 50+ lines and/or shapes. Some complex designs can be mistaken as images because of their attention to detail.

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Select the Right Image Format


As a follow up on my last post about optimizing graphics , I want to address a few ideas concerning the best image format for elearning graphics. When you create graphics for a course, do you save all of the images in the same format? However, you can use various image formats to optimize the graphics in your course. No image format does everything perfectly. You should choose the format based on the image’s characteristics. Inspect the two images below.

Making elearning look good on retina displays


To avoid this, you must provide graphics with more image data. Elearning development tools don’t yet support a typical approach to retina graphics, which is to create lower and high resolution versions of the same image and deliver up whichever one suits the learner’s device. However, you can get around this issue by providing only one image that contains additional data and allow the device to use as much image data as it needs.

Newbies: More PowerPoint Hacks for Your Cp Project: Using PowerPoint Template Backgrounds in Your Captivate Master Slides

Adobe Captivate

I don’t need the PowerPoint master slides, just the background image. File (from the Menu Bar) –> Export. You’ll need to change your File Type if it defaults to “Create PDF / XPS ” 4. Since I am always looking for ways to keep my file size low, I select. If you have more than 1 slide, PowerPoint will save each slide in your presentation as a separate file in the folder. You’ll now have a file with that background.

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Optimizing Graphics for eLearning


Have you ever thought about how graphics’ file sizes impact elearning courses? Warning: Images you download from your company network or from stock image sites are not optimized for elearning. As an author, you’ll work faster with smaller files: objects move smoother, regenerate quickly, save faster. The activity image below will help me explain the tips. Separate foreground and background images. Edit images to their final dimensions.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

While there are a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated — but it certainly can be. You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. Containers (file extensions).

How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute

TechSmith Camtasia

A screenshot, sometimes referred to as a screencap or screengrab, is an image that shows the contents of a computer display. How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute. So now that you know how screenshots can improve communication and productivity, here’s how you can capture screen images — and fast. The complete guide on how to capture screen images. Take a quick image screenshot, or even record a video. Take quick image screenshots.

PowerPoint: Using the Microsoft Office Website to Find Related Clip Art Styles

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ Walther    While Microsoft PowerPoint's clip art sometimes gets a bad rap, you'll often find a perfect image buried among the clip art gallery. Let's say you find this image in PowerPoint: For your purposes, the image looks nice, is relevant, and using it won't get you judged and/or fired at your office. The only problem is that now you need 20 similar-looking images for the rest of your project.

7 Ways to Improve the Site Speed for Your Online Course


Condense your CSS, HTML, and JavaScript files to minimize HTTP requests. If you have a lot of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript files scattered around, it increases the number of HTTP requests needed to load your website. Same for your other files. Optimize the images on your site.

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Illustrated People Pictures

eLearning Brothers

Each pack includes: 45 poses.png files with transparent, cutout backgrounds. Individual file size: 100 KB (may vary slightly). These images are for sale on our eLearning Templates site. Need some illustrated people for your next training course? We have just released packs of characters with transparent backgrounds. Just insert them into your course and you’re ready to go. Dimensions: 1200×700 (may vary slightly).

Unravelling PowerPoint picture size and resolution


If you come from a print media background you’ll be familiar with the importance of image resolution and how it affects quality. So what do presentation professionals need to know about picture size and resolution? The image below shows how pixels are used to form an image.

Review: NXPowerLite


NXPowerLite is the latest incarnation of a nifty Office compression solution which helps to reduce file sizes in a multitude of ways. High quality images, videos and graphics can really increase audience engagement – and they look fantastic!

How to Compress your eLearning Videos


Videos files are typically large and bulky resulting in slow upload and download times, not to mention full hard drives. However, there are some simple tactics you can use to reduce the size of your video files. . Why reduce the file size of a video? Storing and managing large video files becomes problematic very quickly. You can resolve this by reducing the file size during video production or by using compression techniques after post-production.

5 Top New Updates You Need to in Moodle 3.10

eAbyas Info Solutions

File size restriction for essay questions. Set the size and make your students follow that by uploading ‘reasonable’ file size. If you want to see content/images in a folder, what will you do? As we expect every year, this time too, we have a new Moodle 3.10

How To Swap Out a Logo

Knowledge Guru

Click the ‘CHOOSE FILE’ button. Make sure the new image has a correct file size and has the right dimensions. Every Knowledge Guru game comes with it’s own default logo. If you want to change that logo to reflect your company or the game’s name follow this quick tutorial. Here’s the steps: Quick Steps List. Select the CUSTOMIZE tab. From within CUSTOMIZE tab, select Game Appearance. Locate the logo field near the bottom of the page.

How to create eLearning courses at zero budget

Your Training Edge

Questions can be enhanced with images, formulas, and audio and video. If you prefer watching videos, this one will let you quickly get started with the tool: YouTube video: Courses and quizzes adapt to any device and screen size so learners can take training 24/7, wherever they prefer. The good thing about the app is that it puts no limits on the number of courses, slides, or file size, and adds no annoying watermarks to your courses.

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Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal

TechSmith Camtasia

The image on the right is less than 1/2 the size of the original image on the left. Optimizing the PNG's in the Camtasia Relay PC recorder resulted in a ~7% (302KB) file-size reduction. But know that file size isn't the only thing affected. for the final image. Unfortunately, if even 1 out of 100 images requires 32bit color, the entire sprite sheet is required to use 32bit color.

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How to Scale Up Your LearnDash Infrastructure


Your files sizes are too big. Do you have a lot of images on your course? Many users upload files that are several orders of magnitude larger than what they need for their site, and this means they take longer to load. Your image files should be measured in KBs, not MBs.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Embedding Fonts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Here's how to embed TrueType fonts in a PowerPoint presentation: From the PowerPoint ribbon, choose File > Options. From the Preserve fidelity when sharing this presentation: area , select (check)  Embed fonts in the file.   Choose the option under Embed fonts in the file that applies best to your situation. PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Extract Audio & Images from a Presentation.

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Essentially, it was a series of still images (one per page) that, when you flipped the pages quickly, would appear to animate or move. All video, whether digital or old-school film, is simply a series of still images that, when viewed in order at a certain speed, give the appearance of motion. Frame rate, then, is the speed at which those images are shown. Each image is a frame. More images means more information. More information means bigger digital files.

Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

eLearning Weekly

It blended narration, text and image; it encouraged, nay, required interaction—more meaningful than simply clicking to advance; and it matched learning events to attention spans, appealing to different parts of the brain. When we tested out of the LMS, we saw some strange effects but wrote them off: surely the great and powerful LMS would handle the files more seamlessly. Bottom line, the sheer size of the files was too much to handle. Cut Images and Narration.

Software Training With E-Learning: Ways To Create Effective Training Within Available Means


Creating a software training with static images and text: For many software trainings, learning content need not be too interactive or in video format. Several features of the software can be demonstrated using static images. Though a video is more immersive, many learners prefer to read the text and can very well understand the features with related images. This can be just text or you can even jazz up your content with the addition of narration, images, or video.

How to Design Fantastic M-Learning with 9 Guidelines

Infopro Learning

Things like connection speeds will help you determine the technology to use for your m-learning, and also the file size and the type of elements you use. Make bit-sized learning. Refrain from using long videos or high-resolution images, as this would mean a longer loading time and expensive data charges. Know the size and resolution. Wisely choose graphics for your m-learning module based on the device resolution and size.