Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Producing optimized PNG's. When using Photoshop, always use "Save for Web & Devices."

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5 Lessons for Learning Photoshop

E-learning Uncovered

Adobe Photoshop, that amazing image editing tool that seems to fall somewhere between technology and just pure magic. Perhaps the first software to become genericized, Adobe Photoshop has a reach that extends into all markets, including education. There is no default tool in Photoshop.

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


In the first post in this series, I explained the essentials you need to know before getting started with Photoshop. Today, we’ll take a tour of the Photoshop CC interface. How to open and save a document in Photoshop. There are three ways to open a document in Photoshop.

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. However, Snagit is the perfect Photoshop alternative to make an image transparent if you aren’t familiar with high-end tools.

Add Visual Depth to Your Lectora Courses

eLearning Brothers

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%. In this example, I’ll be using Photoshop CS3.

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. However, Snagit is the perfect Photoshop alternative to make an image transparent if you aren’t familiar with high-end tools.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #11

Upside Learning

A Web-based drawing tool, which outputs the drawing as PNG file. Interesting that it’s fully developed in HTML5 and features tools like patterns, gradient, spirographs – generally found in big editors like Photoshop etc. CopperLicht – fast WebGL JavaScript 3D Engine.

Editing Images with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

Some also assume that in order to make basic changes to an image, they need to buy expensive software with a long learning curve such as Photoshop. It’s even possible to save as a PNG with a transparent background. By Joseph Suarez.

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How to Create Icons in PowerPoint + Free Download

E-learning Uncovered

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! Click here to download these fully-editable icons (PPT & PNG).

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

Adobe Captivate

If you have Photoshop , I recommend using it for the next step. Although Cp can edit your image to fit your slide, I prefer Photoshop’s precision and editing options. If I had wanted to, I could have adjusted the opacity, hue, or any of the many other tools in Photoshop.

8 Editing Techniques for Great Images in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

But what if you’re not a Photoshop whiz or own a separate image editing software? 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.

My impressions of fluid boxes.

Adobe Captivate

The first thing that I don’t quite understand the purpose of is the inability to use grouped objects or to place png or jpg files on top of each other within a fluid box. But with fluid boxes, the only workaround I found is to go to a photoshop and make it one picture.

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Library? Which Library?

Adobe Captivate

Images : contains all bitmap images of any format; exception are the images created from layers in an imported Photoshop file. You cannot import layers from a Photoshop file with this button, you need to use the menu File, Import, Photoshop File. Intro.

What I Like About eLearning

eLearning Weekly

And I like a lot of other things about elearning: Having all these programs, and multiple instances of some, open at once: Captivate, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Word, TweetDeck, Handbrake, Dropbox, Excel, and Project. PNG files.

12 Design Tools To Make Your eLearning Course Look Good


Photoshop & Illustrator. Two must-have tools for any designer worth their salt, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator can help you design imagery captivating courses. TinyPNG allows you to reduce the size of your PNG files without having to compromise on crystal clear quality. Design – it can make or break your eLearning course. Get it right and you have a course that communicates clearly, increases engagement and helps learners reach their goals.

Development Corner: Image Formats

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In the second image, I have opened the file in Photoshop and zoomed in on the child's face. So if you are editing an image in Photoshop, always save it as the native format first, which is a PSD (Photoshop Document).     PNG.

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Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Ken Allan - Blogger in Middle-earth Ken talks about everything including some that come up for me Writing a Blog , Analytics , Communities of Practice , Photoshop , Pipes , Firefox , RSS. David Fair - Learning Journeys Talk to him about graphics ( PNG , JPG ) and staying organized ( Tagging , Information Overload ). We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.

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

Adobe Captivate

This is usually the case with high fidelity PNGs or imported Photoshop files. Note that JPEG does not support transparency and transparent images such as PNG images do not appear clearly if published with this option. Some captions and parts of images might have a dark background when published in CP5 with slide quality set as JPEG. The same project seems to work fine when published with CP4 with the same setting.

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10 ways to enhance the LMS experience for your users


Your nephew that “knows Photoshop well” and designs party flyers won’t really do. Very large blocks of text, custom fonts, slow to load custom or third party scripts, or maybe that 2MB PNG image where a 200KB JPEG would do, may be killing your performance.

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PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Photoshop would be a good choice, or maybe Fireworks. On the Save As dialog box, locate the  Save as type drop-down menu and choose  PNG Portable Network Graphics Format.

Select the Right Image Format


If an image meets the criteria of multiple formats, I suggest comparing file sizes in the Photoshop or Illustrator export window using a 2-up or 4-up display. It’s a toss up between PNG and GIF. Best format: This has PNG written all over it.

Working with Images in eLearning (part 1)

Matthew Guyan

PNG (Portable Network Graphics) – an alternative to GIF images and can support millions of colours as well as transparent backgrounds.

6 tips for using images in your e-learning material


Use a program like Photoshop to resize and compress them, and keep your page loading times low. Use JPEG compression for photographs and detailed illustrations with subtle gradations, and PNG or GIF for images with more flat colors, such as clip art.

Open Source E-learning Development 2: Image Manipulation

The E-Learning Curve

It is often used as a “software replacement” (Paul, 2008) for Adobe Photoshop. The application has read/write support for popular image formats such as BMP, JPEG, PNG, GIF and TIFF, as well as the proprietary file formats of several other applications such as Autodesk *.flic