SVG File and Its Danger

Among the trillions of images floating on the web, the amount of SVG images is quite rare. Most of the images you see everywhere are either in JPEG, PNG, GIF, or WebM formats. It’s a shame since SVG has so much potential.

What is SVG?

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. While many people think it’s an image format, it’s actually a document format. It’s an application of the eXtenstible Markup Language (XML).… Read the rest

PNG File Format Comparisons

PNG is short for Portable Network Graphic (PNG); a lossless image format uses a bitmap of indexed colors. Its birth was to replace the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF). Since GIF used a Unisys-patented LZW compression algorithm, free software couldn’t create GIF files without paying a license.

Here, we are going to compare PNG with GIF, JPEG, and TIFF so you’ll know which format you should use on your next project.

PNG vs.

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The Importance of USDZ File Format

iOS 12 was released on October 30, 2018. With its release, Apple introduced a pack of new features. One of the features is the support of USDZ file format.

USDZ Is The New AR Format For iOS

Apple developed USDZ format to anticipate the growth of Augmented Reality (AR) technology in mobile phones. The format is based on Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD) file specification. Apple simply packaged it along with other assets to render the object in a zero-compression zip file, hence the USDZ name.… Read the rest

HEIC is Coming for Androids

 

Last year, Apple introduced the HEIC file format, a raster image saved in the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF). We have briefly discussed the facts, problems, and work around with HEIC format too. Fast forward one year, HEIC is still mostly limited to Apple’s environment, but that will soon change.

You see, there’s a new storm coming that will push HEIC harder to the world and its name is Snapdragon 855.… Read the rest

Is a Phone Better Than a Digital Camera?

Is a smartphone camera better than digital camera?

With every iteration of flagship smartphones, manufacturers never forget to brag about how the cameras on their new money-grabbers are so good.

It’s the same story after every launch. Fans drooling over sample images supposedly taken by the phones. Others post stunning images on their social media accounts claiming how their phones are taking photography to the next level. It’s like a weird tradition.

Is a Phone Better Than a Digital Camera?

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Flat Images? Here’s What You Can Do

 

Photographs are 2D. They are supposed to be flat. However, many photographers don’t like it when the images they took look flat. Weird, huh?

A flat-look photograph is especially unattractive when it comes to landscape photography. Photographers want the end result to show clearly which subjects are in the foreground and which in the background. Adding a sense of depth is, therefore, an important technique to master for landscape photographers.… Read the rest

The Allure of Black and White Photography – Tips for Beginners

 

At the beginning of photography, people only have the choice of taking black and white pictures. However, even decades after the color film was first invented, many people still enjoy taking monochrome photos. It’s quite intriguing that in spite of all of the colors and dynamic range that current digital cameras can snap, people still find beauty in “colorless” photos.

If you’re interested in diving into the monochrome world, here are some tips for monochrome enthusiasts.… Read the rest

Why Your YouTube Videos Look Terrible

Your YouTube videos look terrible because of these reasons ...

 

Imagine bracing high winds to get that once-in-a-lifetime video of your favorite outdoor adventure, but when you upload it to YouTube for the world to see, the video quality isn’t as good as it should be. That just makes you want to spit out some colorful words, right?

This is a real issue. Some folks complain about YouTube playing their videos at worse quality than what they see when they play the video on their computer.… Read the rest

Tips for Recording Videos on Windy Days

Tips for Recording Videos on Windy Days

 

Don’t you just hate it when Mother Nature won’t stop howling while you’re shooting video outdoors? You’re out there in the park with your family and all the camera picks up are just the rumbling of the wind. Facetiming and Skyping anyone on a windy day is no fun also. The wind makes your words unintelligible and it’s just frustrating.

Tips for Recording Videos on Windy Days

Since we have no means to tell Mother Nature to stop what she’s doing, let’s just focus on the stuff that we can do.… Read the rest