Useful Tools for Web and Graphic Designers

Graphic Design

As a graphic designer, we surely don’t have to ask you whether you have the latest version of Adobe Photoshop or InDesign. Because you have. These programs or any other similar software of your choice that helps you to design, are almost standard for every graphic designer. However, there are other things you may not even knew you needed for designing. These tools are not only handy, but also sadly unknown by quite a number of

Google’s Open Standard File Formats

Google

There are many different kinds of file formats out there, most of them associated to certain programs or developers. Take for example Adobe’s PDF or PSD (Photoshop) files; all the different document files by Microsoft, Apple, and the open source equivalents; or eBook files that are solely linked to the Amazon Kindle. Many of these files and especially their skeleton or insides are protected or even secret. This makes it difficult for other (open source)

Camera RAW Image Formats

Camera Raw Files

When using a modern camera, especially a DSLR camera, there are a few image sizes and qualities you can choose from. Most store images in quite good quality and resolution by using the JPG format. However, every good camera also has the option to store images in a so-called raw format which allows for even better quality, a very high solution, and no compression of the original shot. However, if you try to open such files in

Hacks for old Digital Photo Frames

Digital Photo Frame

At one point over the last year, almost everyone of us has gotten a digital photo frame – either as a give or some spontaneous impulse purchase. The hopes were high, that these futuristic pieces of photo display would modernize our homes, giving them a futuristic and up to date touch. By now, however, many may regret this purchase or getting this gift. If you actually use the digital picture frame instead of just having

Why Do You Need to Convert to RTF

convert to RTF

While Microsoft Word is the most popular type of word processing software, that does not mean that it is not without its problems. A few of those problems are the exact reason you need to know how to convert to RTF when you’re working with word processing documents. What is RTF? RTF is a type of word processing format.  The RTF format (Rich Text Format) was first developed by Microsoft in 1987. It was developed

Best free Picture Viewers for Windows

Picture Viewer

More often than not, there are better open source and otherwise free software alternatives to native Windows or Apple products. In this article, we want to have a look at the Windows picture viewers and the alternatives that offer you more and better features. When browsing the help forums on the internet, you quickly come across some problems with the native Windows 7 and Windows 8 image viewing options. Windows Image (or Photo) Viewer from