Snow and Winter Photography Tips

Brace the winter and take excellent shots
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With the polar vortex loosening its grip, it’s finally safe enough for photography enthusiasts in North America to venture outside and continue with their hobby. Finally, they can explore more than taking shots of boiling water turned into ice crystals instantly, clothes frozen solid, or any other scene that looks like it’s coming from The Day After Tomorrow.

There are some things you must note when taking pictures during winter.… Read the rest

FUIF – The Responsive Image Format

The creator of the FLIF (Free Lossless Image Format) has gone and done it again. This time, he has come up with a new format called FUIF (Free Universal Image Format). The catchphrase for this new format is “responsive by design”. What does that mean?

FUIF? Why Do We Need Another Image Format?

Because there’s still room for improvement. Most people are comfortable with the many formats in existence today such as JPG, GIF, PNG, Webm, and many more.… Read the rest

Introducing FLIF – the Free Lossless Image Format

Free Lossless Image Format is here to stay

Over the years, many new image file formats have tried to take over the crown from JPEG, GIF, and PNG. None has quite received a resounding success. Well, here’s another competitor: FLIF or Free Lossless Image Format

FLIF – What’s That?

The ‘Free’ part of FLIF means it’s not tied to any patent. The image format uses arithmetic coding, which was patented but has now expired.

Lossless means there’s no loss of data when the image is compressed.… Read the rest

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

How To Convert HEIC To JPG

Convert HEIC

Together with rolling out iOS 11, Apple introduced a new image file format: HEIC.

We have gathered all kinds of information about this new image file format back then. With HEIC now also coming to Android, it’s about time to show you how you can convert your HEIC photos to JPG, PNG or another, better-supported image file format.

How To Convert From HEIC To JPG

Turning your photos from HEIC to JPG, PNG, WebP, ICO or into any other image format is quite easy.… 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