JPG vs. PNG: Which Should I Use?

TechSmith Camtasia

There is no one-size-fits-all for image file formats. This post will cover two of the most popular file format options, JPG vs. PNG, including when to use them and why. There are two main questions to ask yourself when you decide which image file format to use. Some quality is compromised when an image is converted to a JPG. A JPG does, however, allow you to create smaller file size than you could with a PNG. What is a PNG? So, JPG or PNG?

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Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 3

E-Learning Provocateur

I was dilly dallying about both when Steven Lewis showed me his newly produced paperback, How to Format Perfect Kindle Books – ironic, eh? I had problems with PNG files (they outputted fuzzy) so you might consider TIF or JPG instead. I used BullZip’s free PDF Printer ; if you do too, I recommend picking “Flate” for your image compression and “Prepress” for the output quality.

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Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 3

E-Learning Provocateur

I was dilly dallying about both when Steven Lewis showed me his newly produced paperback, How to Format Perfect Kindle Books – ironic, eh? I had problems with PNG files (they outputted fuzzy) so you might consider TIF or JPG instead. I used BullZip’s free PDF Printer ; if you do too, I recommend picking “Flate” for your image compression and “Prepress” for the output quality.

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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. JPEG compression (the act of making the image as small as possible while retaining as much quality as possible) is "lossy" compression, which means every time you save an image as a JPEG, it loses quality. " Every time you save an image as a JPEG, it loses some quality by throwing out pixels.

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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. Medium Quality. High Quality.

E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. If the tool does not support the image, video, or audio format you want to import, you will have to waste time converting them into the required format. So to get a clear picture, let’s see the various formats supported by Adobe Captivate 9, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora 16.

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Technical Communications: Online Versus Paper

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. To use the images, you'll need to allow time to save the images as online versions (in jpeg or png format). When you do, the images will likely lose quality. by Tony Self    What is more effective, a print document or an online document?

How to Identify the Best eBook Conversion Services


Ever since the education sector introduced eBooks in classrooms for K-12 and higher education students, they are in dire need of good quality courseware. The quality of courseware or an eBook isn’t just defined by the content within, but also by the way it is presented to the learners. But when you have a lot of content to build into an eBook, it is better to hand it over to professionals who are experienced in this domain and can guarantee a good quality output.

How to Convert Flash to HTML5 at Scale

Hurix Digital

So, all the Flash-based videos, games, and websites on earth would have to be converted to another format for being accessible to netizens. For example, you might have video course content in.flv or.swf formats, which means that your courses use graphics, interactivities, and other Flash components. But if you don’t have access to the source files, or your course has less or no interactive elements, you can record the course to MP4 format.

Snagit Update: Light Theme, Scrolling Capture and More

TechSmith Camtasia

This will allow you to quickly view all of your autosave captures and save them to common formats (PNG, JPG, etc.). Each release at TechSmith, we balance bringing new, amazing capabilities while maintaining the highest levels of quality. 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.

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 – salable (without loss of quality) small file size, transparent. 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. Cons- not I.E. friendly. Cons – not transparent.

You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Right click on it and you’ll see the format shape option. If you right click on the image, you’ll get access to the Format Picture window where you have a bit more control to fine-tune the sizing. There are all sorts of image formats. This post explains the formats in a bit more detail. When you scale it up, the pixels become larger and that’s where you start to lose image quality. So when you scale it up or down you don’t lose image quality.

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.

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. You can create solid rapid instructional videos that are quick and easy to produce, that still maintain professional quality. If you think training and development is out of your reach, think again. Just as a quick disclaimer: Choose the training options that make the most sense for your business.

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. Vector images use mathematical expressions to represent the image, they tend to have small file sizes and are scalable so when you resize them larger, which means that they don’t lose quality. So that’s a brief overview of image terminology and file formats.

Top 10 eBook Readers to Consider while Switching from Print Books


With the rise of the digital era, the format, design and structure of age-old books have begun to undergo a significant change. As compared to its ‘Basic’ version, this ultra-thin book reader offers an astounding level of a quality upgrade. This high-end eBook reader supports both PDF & EPUB formats while running on primary Android versions. Supports EPUB, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, HTML, CBR, RTF & PNG files. Supports all file formats.

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Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

You can also save the file in the right file format. JPEG, GIF, and PNG are three of the best formats for e-learning. You can use PNG and GIF for images, graphs, charts, and diagrams, as well as small images with text, buttons, icons, and logos. PNG has the advantage of a smaller file size; GIF has the advantage of also working for simple animations. Try it in the smallest file type first, and only go up to a JPEG if you aren’t getting the quality you want.

The Perfect Toolkit to Create Your eLearning Courses


There’s no time limit for your screen recordings, and it supports any video format. On the other hand, if we compress the image too much, the quality might be affected. Tools like, allow you to compress your images so that the quality is virtually unaffected , significantly decreasing their size. It’s compatible with JPEG, PNG, GIF, and SVG formats. The world of eLearning courses is in constant evolution.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

saves in a variety of formats including AVI, JPG, GIF, and PNG. CamStudio’s website claims the file size of the videos you create with their software will be smaller in size than other leading video screen recorders, and have great quality. SmartPixel claims to use advanced video compression technology to create high quality videos that improve on disk space utilization. . WEBM is only available video format with free version.

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. Other formats with read/write support include PostScript documents. Its native format is XCF.

HTML5 Interactions: Why business platforms are converting Flash courses

Adobe Captivate

When you are using HTML5, the data needs to be represented in plain static format. The scalable vector graphics (SGV) files, unlike GIF, JPEG or PNG files, are scalable and does not suffer a loss in quality. These vector images cannot be used to create high-quality projects. Most of the time, the quality undergoes a loss and the resolution gets distorted. Over the years, eLearning developers have used Flash in developing the courses.

Google Slides: The ULTIMATE guide


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.

Optimize your eLearning courses for mobile


As you can see below, as LearnUpon is subjected to size changes the web application ‘responds’ and changes the format of the page to maintain image aspect ratios, text sizes and navigation options. You may have to make compromises with the quality of the image and video used for a very specific reason: if your learners are dependant on data rather than wifi it might be wise to not use Hi Res images and video.

The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives


Huge selection of background images, but not always very high quality. There’s also decent text formatting and you can hyperlink both within and outside of the presentation. You can also copy and paste text formatting which is super handy.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

If you wanted to have a video conference with multiple people or a webinar with high quality video or full video streaming on your smart phone, you are out of luck. 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., Image - JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF. The Revolution. Battlefield.

How to use Photoshop for eLearning – Part 2: Cropping & Resizing


PSD is the default format for saving data in Photoshop. Using the PSD format allows you to save every detail specified when an image is edited, including layers, masks and selections, which we’ll describe later in the series. Select the file format as Photoshop and specify the location you want to save the file to. You can also choose to save a compressed version of the file in a web standard like JPEG, PNG or GIF. If you do, the image will lose sharpness and quality.

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.