Image Processing

What is a thumbnail?

Thumbnails – little pictures, lots of power

Thumbnails can be found everywhere online. These small images help users to get a preview of web content such as photos or videos, and to select what might interest them. Thumbnails can be seen as teaser, formatted as compressed images. Website operators use the thumbnail images to attract attention and gain clicks. But what exactly are thumbnails? And when are they used?

Free alternatives to Adobe InDesign

Free Adobe InDesign alternatives

For creatives and those who are aspiring designers, many programmes from Adobe make up a key part of their standard equipment. InDesign is a very popular tool with large publishing houses as well as smaller publishers thanks to its huge range of functions. But quality (and name) come at a price: monthly fees put a hole in the cash register, especially for small companies and self-employed...

Adobe Acrobat alternatives

The best Adobe Acrobat alternatives

Adobe Acrobat is the most well-known program when it comes to working with the popular PDF format. But there are reasons to prefer an alternative to Adobe Acrobat. For some users, the huge range of functions is simply unnecessary. Others want to avoid the yearly subscription costs and are looking for a more affordable solution. In our overview, find out which Adobe Acrobat alternatives there are...

Image file format types

Image file formats: An overview of 10 image file types

JPG, PNG, TIFF, and more: there are many image file formats out there. Most users don’t know the exact differences and fall back on a standard image file type. It’s worth looking into the differences, so that you can make sure you’re presenting your pictures in their best possible quality. We’ll explain which image file formats exist and dig into their advantages and disadvantages.

Rendering

Rendering – the final step in image and video processing

Rendering is the last and also most time-consuming step in digital image and video editing. During this process, the pre-programmed image descriptions or the individual layers or tracks edited in a program are combined into a file. We explain how this works and what it’s used for.

Basics of web design: design and color scheme

The basics of web design - part 3: design and colour scheme

Many users are often unaware of what exactly goes into making an aesthetically appealing website. But most successful websites follow some basic principles to ensure that a unified design adheres to a basic theme or message that is to be conveyed to the viewer. These questions and more influence the site’s conception: What effects do certain colours bring about? What should you be mindful of when...

Finding the right Instagram strategy for your business

Instagram for businesses, part 2: strategy and planning

Find success on Instagram! When unknown faces can expand their follower base and become famous influencers in just a couple of months, it seems like it should be easy for a business to do the same. But there’s more to creating a successful Instagram account than just posting pretty pictures – to gain long-term followers and interactions takes hard work and a lot of planning. So if you want your...

Screenshots on Mac and Windows

The best screenshot tools at a glance

What exactly is a screenshot? How do you create one? And how do the different screenshot shortcuts work when trying to create screenshots on Mac and Windows? Besides the built-in features on operating systems, what are the other, third-party options when it comes to screenshot tools? We’ll take you through our introductory guide to making screenshots and the best keyboard shortcuts and screenshot...

Instagram for business: social media marketing

Instagram for business, part 1: What is Instagram?

A picture paints a thousand words – this may sound like a cliché, but in a marketing context, it’s become an accurate assessment. Images and videos are becoming more and more important when it comes to communicating with potential customers; the visual image of a brand is almost as important as the content offered. And this is where Instagram comes into play. Almost all major brands are aware of...


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