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JPEG

The JPEG format is the most commonly used digital image format as it offers good compression and unparalleled support across all platforms.

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GIF

While one of the oldest image formats, GIFs as short moving images are one of the most widely-adopted forms of visual speech in the mobile era.

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Formats

SDK’s and Libraries

In this post we provide an overview of off-the-shelf tools for developers to properly access file formats and enable standard functionality.

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Formats

Format Structures

In this post, we dive into the structure of image formats. We look at the purposes, specifications and standardization.

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Formats

Format Follows Function

Formats are developed to support a particular application, media type or process. To evaluate the suitability of a particular format, it’s useful to list the various classes of function that the format supports.

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Foundations

Cloud Connectivity

File formats can now allow an image file to include multiple renderings which are prepared for specific applications. And it’s also possible for a single image to be edited on multiple different devices, and for all the settings to flow back to the master copy.

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Depth Imaging

Three dimensional representations are becoming ever more important in visual communication. Here we examine some of the methods that are used to capture and represent 3-d images.

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We Believe That Black Lives Matter

CAPTION: Protestors kneel along th​e newly dedicated Black L​ives Matter Plaza in Wash​ington D.C. on Saturday, June​ 6, 2020. (Michael A. McC​oy/The New York Times/Redux) To Our Readers: We built our blog as a place to learn about visual language and media, but right now it’s important for us to pause and take note of

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Foundations

Camera Raw Images

Camera raw images have revolutionized photography. They provide unparalleled flexibility for post processing by allowing photographers to fix defects. More importantly, raw files allow a broad range of subjective and stylistic interpretations.

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Multi-part “Conventional” Images

Our digital images are often constructed from multiple components. This can include multiple images as well as masks and channels that are useful for blending and adjusting images, as well as embedded text

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