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Progressive JPEG

Progressive JPEGs: An introduction

Progressive JPEGs, or PJPEGs, are a type of JPEG that is compressed in a special way. PJPEGs load differently in the browser than “normal” or baseline JPEGs. What are the differences? How can you create a PJPEG and which programs can you use?

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.

Compress images with the help of free tools

Compressing images: an absolute must

Computer storage volume is increasing by the year. But while we have access to more gigabytes and terabytes, it’s best to keep the file sizes down to a minimum–especially if you operate a website. This is because compressed data leads to quicker loading times, happy visitors, and a higher Google ranking. Pictures bound for the internet in particular should be compressed. We’ve compiled some of the...

What can HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) do?

HEIF: all you need to know about High Efficiency Image File Format

Apple has replaced JPEG as the standard image format on iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. The successor HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) enables users to save photos in a more space-saving and higher quality format. Since other platforms such as Windows or Linux do not yet support the new format, the MPEG standard’s possibilities are still limited.

WebP-Format

WebP: the efficient format for images on the Web

Most websites display a variety of photos, graphics and animations, which often have a negative effect on performance. This problem can easily be kept in check thanks to measures such as compressing image files, which is why this technology is often used. With the WebP format Google has developed a format that aims to outperform JPEG, PNG, GIF etc. in terms of file size – even if it has only...

Creative web design: inspiration for your web project

Web design inspiration: how to revamp your website

Want to create a cool website design, but suffering from a lack of inspiration? We’ve got you covered. The internet plays host to a number of online platforms, communities, and blogs dedicated to sharing web design ideas and generating inspiration for digital artists. We’ve picked some of the best sources of inspiration for creative web design. Whether you’re into flat design, one page websites,...

Cool and creative 404 pages: tips and examples

Tips and examples to help create great 404 pages

When surfing the web, users are often stopped in their tracks by 404 pages. This error message means that the page the user is trying to reach doesn’t exist. Most of these webpages are standardised, but some operators choose to create their own, individual 404 pages. So how do you go about creating a memorable, innovative 404 error page? We’ll take you through the dos and don'ts of making a 404...

What is conversion rate optimization?

What is Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)?

Successful SEO measures help land you a spot in the top ranking positions of the search engine results pages (SERPS) and increase the influx of visitors to your site. But what happens when only a few visitors are actually buying your products or subscribing to your newsletters? Despite good traffic, the web project still isn’t as successful as it could be. The practical and effective solution to...

Product photography for your online store

Product photography: the best tips for shop owners

When out shopping, most people actually pick up products to feel their quality, structure, and weight, occasionally even smelling or listening to them. This gives customers the chance of forming an emotional connection with the product, which can then lead to a successful sale. Since an online store cannot offer customers the same experience, quality product photos are instead needed in order to...

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?


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