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

How To Convert From DJVU To PDF [Tutorial]

DJVU

 

Different file formats are our forte at Online-Convert.com. You can convert your files, common or rare, to the most common formats of different categories.

Thus, we know about the advantages and disadvantages that come with using the one or other file format. To help you in your conversion needs, we will have a look at why you might want to turn your DJVU files into PDF.

 

The Why’s & How’s Of DJVU To PDF Conversion

This article consists of three sections.… 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

Video Recording

Video Recording

 

Almost everyone has a smartphone by now, and many use their phone’s camera not only to take photos but to record short or longer videos for themselves, social media, or even YouTube.

For a start, a smartphone camera can be enough to record your videos. What if you want to become more professional though? There are a few things you should know about recording with a video camera, DSLR, and also your phone.… Read the rest