Development Corner: Image Formats

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Let's review the three most common image formats and why/when to use them. " It is one of the most popular formats used on the web and in eLearning. So if you are editing an image in Photoshop, always save it as the native format first, which is a PSD (Photoshop Document).   In the Save As dialog box in Photoshop, choose "Photoshop" as the file format.     PNG.

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Adobe Builds Rome in a Day

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

According to Dove, "This product lets users produce printed, electronic, and Web-based documents featuring integrated graphics, photos, text, video, audio, animation, and interactivity. Project Rome offers output in formats such as PDF, SWF, JPG, PNG, SVG, or FXG or Web files for either an Adobe or third-party-hosted Website."

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How to Remove the Background From a Picture

TechSmith Camtasia

You can make the background of an image transparent with an advanced photo editor like Photoshop , with TechSmith’s Snagit , or with a variety of other tools. Keep in mind, Snagit is not as sophisticated as a professional editing program like Photoshop, and it may not work to delete the background from a photo or image with complex backgrounds. If you are using a screenshot or a PNG image, it will default to have a transparent background. Step 5: Save your image as a PNG.

How to Remove the Background From an Image

TechSmith Camtasia

You can make the background of an image transparent with an advanced photo editor like Photoshop , with TechSmith’s Snagit , or with a variety of other tools. Keep in mind, Snagit is not as sophisticated as a tool like Photoshop, and it may not work on images or photos with complex backgrounds. If you are using a screenshot or a PNG image, it will default to have a transparent background. Step 5: Save your image as a PNG.

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.

Free medical images for eLearning

eLearningArt

Medical stock photos are pretty popular in eLearning right now. Note that the icons are also in both PNG and EMF format, so you can ungroup and modify them. Who doesn’t like free? So I thought it would be a good time to hook you guys up with some free images. You can download the images here.

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. Pick an existing quiz or create your own for review, formative assessment, and more.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 11, 2020

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. The best way to have good ideas is to have lots of ideas. Linus Paulding.

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Save time with e-Learning Images

eLearningArt

Use images formatted for e-Learning to reduce development time. “What are images formatted for e-Learning?” You have to sort through thousands of photos. After the frustration of searching typical stock image sites, you are going to LOVE the power of the PNG. All of our characters are formatted for e-Learning in.png format with a transparent background. Note that this is only possible with PNG files. Hi there! My name is Art.

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Working with Images in eLearning (part 1)

Matthew Guyan

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. It’s also handy to know the differences between the most common image file formats so that you’ll be able to use the right type depending on your purpose. TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) – great for when you want to display high quality images for printed documents.

Technical Communications: Online Versus Paper

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 In the print document, high resolution photos were used. To use the images, you'll need to allow time to save the images as online versions (in jpeg or png format). by Tony Self    What is more effective, a print document or an online document? It wasn't all that long ago that print documents would definitely have been voted more effective, especially considering the poor quality of computer monitors and slow internet speeds.

Images file types and their uses

Adobe Captivate

They are undoubtedly a main element to elearning but do you know your png from your svg? Pro’s – 24 bit colour, photo quality, high detail. cons – bigger than png, oldest format (1989). 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- not I.E. friendly. Cons – not transparent.

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. How to use the format painter. 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.

Enhancing Captivate Development with PowerPoint

Learning Developments

It has awesome enhancements for photos and graphics, it has rich animation building capabilities, and it has a super easy user interface. I also take photos and enhance them using picture styles and effects. Just about any thing you do in Powerpoint, you can either export in PNG format or take a screen shot of it. Since delving into learning content development a few years ago, I've been continually impressed with Microsoft PowerPoint's capabilities.

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

To get the ball rolling, simply write down the scenario you'd like to address, transform it into a case study format and let your employees reflect on the outcome of the scenario. For the photos in your webinar, you can take your own (make sure you get permission before you start snapping away though) or look to free stock photo sites such as Pixabay, Unsplash, or RawPixel. If you think training and development is out of your reach, think again.

Certified to Blow Your Mind: How to Manage eLearning Certificates

Docebo

The supported image formats are JPG, PNG, JPEG, GIF. Use the buttons in the formatting bar at the top of the text editor to add photos (such as your company logo), links, files, or to format the text that you inserted into the certificate.

A Way With The Fairies

Learnnovators

While her father immediately suspected a prank, her mother wasn’t so sure and she took the photos to a local spiritualist meet-up. From there the photos, and three others taken subsequently by the girls, eventually hit the press and became a worldwide sensation. Although the photos were quite real, the fairies of course were fake. My understanding is that MP4 format does not support transparency, and while FLV does, it won’t run on the iPad.

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A way with the fairies

E-Learning Provocateur

While her father immediately suspected a prank, her mother wasn’t so sure and she took the photos to a local spiritualist meet-up. From there the photos, and three others taken subsequently by the girls, eventually hit the press and became a worldwide sensation. Although the photos were quite real, the fairies of course were fake. My understanding is that MP4 format does not support transparency, and while FLV does, it won’t run on the iPad.

Power Up Pictures with PowerPoint

360 Training

If you have software tools that let you edit your photos and carefully plan your diagrams, fantastic! Not only is PowerPoint a powerful way to put together a presentation, it can also be a quick and simple way to export formatted, perfectly-sized images. To use PowerPoint as your image formatting tool, start by adjusting the dimensions of the PowerPoint deck so that the output perfectly fits the position you intend to put the pictures onscreen. Resize a photo.

PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    To do this, I formatted the shape until it was the size and in the general position I liked. On the Save As dialog box, locate the  Save as type drop-down menu and choose  PNG Portable Network Graphics Format. When the  Info  dialog box opens click the  Every Slide  button to save all of the slides as separate PNG files. Use a Free Online Photo Editor to Piece it Together.

15 Must-Have Knowledge Sharing Tools

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

CONCEPTBOARD Features: Create unlimited visual image boards for projects or brainstorming, easy upload and sharing capability, PNG + PDF export function, comments, e-mail alerts, team/user roles, and activity streams to monitor productivity; board video conferences, interactive presentations for collaboration Why You'll Love it: Live Pointers (which act as a computer mouse) allow you to present the boards to your audience Cost: Free for trial period; $28.50

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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.

Tech Toolbox #08

Mike Taylor

Splitting and merging text boxes, matching the size and location of objects across slides, adding items to existing groups without losing any formatting, managing master slides and fine grained typography control are just a few of the many things you can do with BrightSlide.

Create an Image or Video Mask Using Snagit 12

TechSmith Camtasia

It should have plenty of white space which becomes transparent allowing your photo or video to show through. The file format should already be set to GIF. Here are several more things you can do with your image mask: Save the image as a PNG file when you have the look you desire. Image masking allows you to create unusual and unique edge effects for your photographs and other graphics.

28 Best WooCommerce Plugins in 2021

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

It even allows your customers to send in photos and video reviews. Its intelligent conversion options will even help you figure out the best image format (JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.) Almost 28% of all online stores are powered by WooCommerce. That’s a huge number!

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Open Source E-learning Development 2: Image Manipulation

The E-Learning Curve

GIMP is primarily used for photo manipulation, including sizing, editing, and cropping images, combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. Other formats with read/write support include PostScript documents. Its native format is XCF.

The Perfect Toolkit to Create Your eLearning Courses

isEazy

There’s no time limit for your screen recordings, and it supports any video format. It’s compatible with JPEG, PNG, GIF, and SVG formats. That’s why the use of sites like Unsplash is so great, because you can download photos of hundreds of different themes for free. The world of eLearning courses is in constant evolution. It is becoming increasingly possible to add more features that make learning more interactive and entertaining.

Google Slides: The ULTIMATE guide

BrightCarbon

Advanced: text formatting. Grid view shows you your slides in grid formation so you can see an overview of your whole deck rather than looking at things one slide at a time. Format: Here you will find tools to help you customise your slide text. To remove all formatting changes to your text, click Clear formatting. Slides has some more advanced tools for formatting text, we talk about these later on. Select a shape and click the Paint format tool.

5 Lessons for Learning Photoshop

E-learning Uncovered

Boost the colors, adjust the brightness or crop out some of the background to make the perfect family photos. Just be sure to make backup copies of the original photos before you start experimenting on them with Photoshop. Don’t confuse this with file formats like jpeg, gif and png. All three of those are just different formats of a raster file. Adobe Photoshop, that amazing image editing tool that seems to fall somewhere between technology and just pure magic.

The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives

BrightCarbon

per month): Access to photo and element library, fonts, and priority support. With Canva you get access to a huge amount of assets: 2 million photos, 500,000 illustrations and icons, 20,000+ templates, 500+ fonts and so on. Slides has most of the same formatting options as PowerPoint.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Formats by Audio, Video, Image, Publication and Other. Audio – 3GP, MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), AIFF, and WAV., MP4, OGG, MID, WA, AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC, MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless (Apple), Video – MP4 (2.5MPS – which is megabits per second), 3GP, h.264 (30 frames per second, 720p). Image - JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF. The Revolution. Battlefield.

Product Review: SoftChalk 6 – Rapid Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

Format, Table. When you use the quiz popper, you wouldn’t use quiz group, because within the quiz group you can import quizzes or create a new batch of quizzes following the popper format. Image formats are.bmp.jpg,gif,png and.jpeg. One of the irritants with RCATs and frankly many e-learning vendors in assessment and other groups, is that you have no idea what image format is acceptable, until you go into the select image function. sidebar and format.