Should You Use Auto or Manual Focus for Videos?

There’s a time and place for everything, right? This saying is also true when you’re making videos and having to choose between manual or autofocus. Professional video makers will often advise you to use manual focus, but does that mean there’s no place for autofocus in making videos? Which one should you go with?

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Auto vs. Manual Focus for Videos

Here are some likely settings when you need to decide whether to use auto or manual focus when shooting videos.… Read the rest

Is RAR Better Than ZIP?

When it comes to making file archives, one usually chooses between ZIP and RAR. These two file types have been the top choices for decades. Is there a major difference between these two so that we can say one format is better than the other is?

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RAR vs. ZIP

Let’s have a closer look at these two formats from the following perspectives: compression ratio and, speed, availability, and licensing.… Read the rest

When Will JPEG Become Obsolete?

How many times have you downloaded an image from the internet and it’s not in JPEG? Not very often, right? It’s a curious fact that one image format can be such a ubiquitous choice for people. It’s like the other format is completely redundant. Judging from the state of things, this format’s popularity will probably outlive us all.

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When will JPEG Become Obsolete?

JPEG images are everywhere. The main reason is that this format is backed by the photography industry.… Read the rest

Basic SEO Guide for eCommerce Websites

Got yourself an eCommerce site? Good work! Now it’s time to learn the basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) so your eCommerce site can get the millions of daily visitors it so rightly deserves.

In this guide we’ll look into five simple tips that can make your visitor count soars.

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Go for long-tail keywords

While long-tail keywords don’t attract much traffic, they certainly have better conversion rates than generic keywords.… Read the rest

What is the Best Image File Format?

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If you’re looking for the best format for a picture of any kind, you’ll be disappointed. Each image file format has its own merits.  One size doesn’t fit all, so you shouldn’t assume because one format is excellent in one field, it means it will excel in others as well.

Now, let’s have a look at which format is best for what purpose.

Best Image Format For Prints

For small prints the format you use hardly matters.… Read the rest

5 Summer Photography Tips

When it comes to photography, the sun is your friend. And when summer is here, you get a whole lot more creative. In the warmer months, you have an abundance of light to play with. Still, you need to learn the rope if you want to take that unique summer shots.

Now, follow these easy summer photography shooting tips to improve your shots and avoid problems that may arise. The good thing is you don’t need to carry tons of extra tools with you.… Read the rest

3GP vs. MP4 – How do They Differ?

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If you’re part of the not-so-young generation, you should be well acquainted with the 3GP format.  What is this file format anyway? How does it differ to MP4? And which one’s better? Find out all the answers below.

What is 3GP?

3GP is a container format much like MP4 with more focus on low storage and bandwidth requirements. Just like MP4, 3GP also supports variable bit rate and frame rate.… Read the rest

What’s The Difference Between RTF And DOC?

Both RTF (Rich Text Format) and DOC format were developed by Microsoft. Unlike its sibling, however, RTF rarely becomes the subject of discussion when it comes to document format. Why is that?

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The History of RTF

Microsoft developed RTF for cross-platform document interchange among Microsoft-owned applications. RTF version 1.0 made its debut in Microsoft Word 3 back in 1987. Initially, Microsoft kept the RTF specification hidden from the public so its own applications would always have a competitive edge against the competitors.… Read the rest

Why is PDF So Popular?

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The Portable Document Format or PDF is an incredibly popular format  for a good number of reasons. Let’s take a closer look and the five reasons why so many people use this format for office and personal use.

#1. Easy sharing between programs and platforms

Before the introduction of PDF in the late 80s, sharing documents among different programs and platforms was a real pain. Adobe change that in a revolutionary way by introducing an app that handle differences between software and machines smoothly.… Read the rest

TGA File Format Mini FAQ

The TGA file format is not something that pops on your mind whenever someone talks about image formats. What is this format anyway? What does it do? How do you open it? Find out the answers to these questions and more below.

What is a TGA file?

TGA is a raster image file format from Truevision Inc. (a part of Avid Technology) created in the ‘80s. Truevision TGA format is sometimes shortened as TARGA.… Read the rest