Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

For example: we recently completed an e-learning course on disaster relief with photos from the organization’s public relations department. We also worked on a harassment prevention course that incorporated scenario photos from a professional photo shoot. 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.

PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Give a Presentation From Your iPod

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Note: You have a choice of either JPEG or PNG from the Format drop-down menu. In this instance you are choosing JPEG because of its relatively small file sizes. If you were posting images to the internet it might be in your best interest to choose PNG. Select the Photos tab at the right of the iTunes window. Select Sync photos (put a check mark next to the option). If you have the option to do so, select Include full-resolution photos.

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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. A low resolution photo may look great on screen, but look blurry when printed. PNG vs JPG.

Introducing Tech Tuesday toolbox

Mike Taylor

Pixlr | Online Photo Editor — A powerful free and premium online photo editor! Open almost any image format like PSD (Photoshop), PXD, Jpeg, PNG (Transparent), webP, SVG and many more. iLovePDF iLovePDF is an online service to work with PDF files completely free and easy to use.

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In-app branding with EdApp: a how-to guide

Ed App

Please note that images must be a PNG file with a maximum file size of 5MB. See the above photo for reference. Some of our most requested features are around branding capabilities and how to increase your branding within EdApp.

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Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

eLearning Weekly

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. Cognitive psychology ran smack into the hard wall of file size. Just by deleting unused items in your library , file size shrinks significantly. I’ve grouped text and photos in PowerPoint and saved as a single asset (.png)

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.

Images file types and their uses

Adobe Captivate

Image file types. They are undoubtedly a main element to elearning but do you know your png from your svg? 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. Pro’s – 24 bit colour, photo quality, high detail. Cons – bigger than jpegs, images have very large files sizes.

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

Easily extend a photo’s background. Easy photo corners to hold images. Here’s the difference between PNG and EMF images. How to reduce file size by saving slide as a PNG. With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. For this post, I decided to pull a bunch of them together so that you have them in one easy list.

100+ Learning, Design & Technology Resources to Help You Get Sh*t Done

Mike Taylor

Just upload a photo or a gradient as a source and let them do the rest. Files.Design – Professional resources for digital designers including templates, sounds and other files made by Great Simple Studio. Photos & Graphics. New Old Stock – a collection of vintage photos from public archives. Moose by Icons8 — Interesting new option for free stock photos that match each other [link] You can even download them all as a big.zip file.

6 tips for using images in your e-learning material

eFront

Stock images are (usually) of higher production standards than random web pictures, and you can buy sets of photos or drawings in the same style, something that will give your content a consistent look. An even cheaper option is clip-art and photo packs that contain thousands of photos on various topics (e.g For a polished look, try to keep widths and heights consistent, and avoid having widely varying image sizes  it looks arbitrary and unprofessional.