JPG Compression & Smaller Image Sizes

JPG Compression

The internet is a very visual place. Images and videos receive the most attention and often, quite poetically, speak more than a thousand words. With every smartphone being able to take video clips and photos, snapshots of your life are quickly uploaded to the net.

However, with cameras ever-evolving and improving, these photos are getting better for sure – but also bigger in size. To facilitate the upload, sharing, and sending of these photos, JPG compression can come in handy.… Read the rest

Is The HEIC Format Not Ready for Prime Time?

Taking the Advanced Placement examinations (AP exams) is an important step for high school students who wish to enter colleges. The year-long preparations of taking courses and mock exams in stressful to millions of students. The culmination of the stress takes place on the actual exam. Supposedly, once the students submitted their answers, they could lay back and relax for a bit. For many, that didn’t happen.

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Why HEIC Format is Not Ready for Prime Time

In the recent AP exam, the exams were made online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.… Read the rest

What Camera Settings Should I Use for Landscape Photos

Mother Earth offers many wonders that people just love to immortalize in picture forms. However, people who enjoy taking landscape photos know how it feels to come home feeling disappointed as the pictures they took during their travel are not as good as they had hoped.

Are there such things as the perfect camera settings to master for landscape photography? Let’s find out!

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Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography

When you ask around, you’ll see that the recommended camera settings for landscape photography are as follow:

Aperture

Generally, you don’t want an open-wide aperture for landscape as you want to capture both the foreground and the background.… Read the rest

Macro Photography Ideas While In Lockdown

Macro Photography is the art of capturing the small world that normally not visible to the human eyes.  Enthusiasts of macro photography often go far and wide in search for the best photo subjects.

In these trying times, however, roaming around just to take pictures is just being irresponsible. We should all do our best to stay at home and limit our outdoor adventure to the bare minimum.

Macro Photography Ideas Around The House

Luckily, being in a lockdown doesn’t mean you can’t do any macro photography at all.… Read the rest

JPG Images With Transparency

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Many image file formats support transparency, also known as alpha channels. This includes GIF (animated or static), PNG and TIFF, as well as the vector graphic format SVG.

Especially in graphic design, PNG is very popular, while many websites use SVG for easily scalable logos with transparent background.

JPG files, on the other hand, are not known for supporting transparency. This might change in the near future though!… Read the rest

What Is Data Hoarding?

For those of you who have watched the popular reality show, Hoarder, seeing a friend or neighbor storing stacks of boxes with trivial items or trash may not be such a surprise. However, hoarding doesn’t only involve physical objects. There are many people who hoard digital items such as movies, comics, tv shows, songs, and applications. These people go by the name “Digital Hoarder”.

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Why Do People Hoard Data?

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Which Media Is Best for File Backup?

When you have millions of important files in your computer and your hard drive suddenly kick the bucket it’s time to rethink your data backup policy. While storing your important files in the harddrive is the easiest thing to do, it’s hardly the best option.

No data storage hardware can last forever, but some are still better than others when it comes to creating backups of your important and cherished files.… Read the rest

Common Social Media Threats

Social media is like a staple for modern people. The advent of social media, however, brings forth a plethora of new threats. The followings are some common threats that social media use can bring. Familiarize yourself with these threats so you can be more prepared.

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#1. Identity theft

Getting your identity stolen is no joke. It can drain your bank account, ruin your credit, or even get you in trouble with the law.… Read the rest

The Pros and Cons of Renting Camera Equipment

Have you ever feel envious when you see professional photographers with their thousand-dollars-worth of camera, lenses, and gears? You don’t have to be. They may not even spend that much on those gears. How, you ask? Renting, of course. Not all professionals photographers buy ever single piece of camera equipment they need. Sometimes, they prefer to rent.

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The Pros of Renting Camera Equipment

#1. It’s cheaper

What’s that?… 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