Should you save your image files as tiffs or jpegs? What is the difference between a gif and a png anyway? If you are confused by all the different file formats and want to make smart choices about which to choose for print, web and archiving, this course will teach you everything you need to know.
What works for print isn’t suitable for online. Some file formats that seem multipurpose, like jpegs, actually loose information every time they are saved. That’s right, if you use a file often it will degrade over time.
Have you ever wondered why there are three kinds of online file formats? Have you found yourself wondering “Which file format should I use so there isn’t a white box behind the silo?” How do you know which one is the best one for your application? Which should you use for photographs? Which should you use for illustrations? This class explains what each format was designed for and what the advantages and limitations are for each.
If you are new to print that is one of the most frequently asked questions. It looks perfect on the screen, it comes out of the office printer fine, why won’t the catalog printer accept it? In this class you will learn why you can’t use web files for print, which files you can use and how to tell if a file is large enough for print.
How you use digital files will determine the best choice for archiving them. Choose wrong and you will destroy your images or make them unusable for print. Choose wisely and they will work perfectly across platforms and remain stable forever, or until a better file format comes around.
This course will explain the different file formats, what they mean, where they came from and what they are best suited for. If you have ever wondered whether you should chose PNG, GIF, TIF or JPG, this class is for you.