This section is for links to specification, papers, source code, and tutorial about graphics data formats. Graphics data formats are a representation of visual information -- stuff that you can see. Graphics Data Formats Computers.
Graphics (from Greek γραφικός 'graphikos', 'something written' e.g. autograph) are visual images or designs on some surface, such as a wall, canvas, screen, paper, or stone to inform, illustrate, or entertain. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Graphics are visual images or designs on some surface, such as a wall, canvas, screen, paper, or stone to inform, illustrate, or entertain. In contemporary usage it includes: a pictorial representation of data, as in computer-aided design and manufacture, in typesetting and the graphic arts, and in educational and recreational software. Images that are generated by a computer are called computer graphics.
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- Editorial cartoon - An editorial cartoon, also known as a political cartoon, is a drawing containing a commentary expressing the artist's opinion. An artist who writes and draws such images is known as an editorial cartoonist.
- Visualization (graphics) - Visualization or visualisation is any technique for creating images, diagrams, or animations to communicate a message. Visualization through visual imagery has been an effective way to communicate both abstract and concrete ideas since the dawn of humanity.
- Semiotics - Semiotics is the study of meaning-making, the study of sign process and meaningful communication. It is not to be confused with the Saussurean tradition called semiology which is a subset of semiotics.
- Graphic design
- Essay Graphics for Inclusion in Electronic Documents www
Essay on how to produce portable graphics files that can be imported into other documents, for Inclusion in Electronic Documents, especially TeX. The advice is aimed mostly at Linux or similar operating systems which have open-source command-line tools. Also includes guidelines for image producers. Graphics for Inclusion in Electronic Documents.
- Information Image Formats www
Information about seven common web image formats. Image Formats.
- Specifications The Graphics File Format Page www
Specifications for various graphics file formats along with some source code and utilities. The Graphics File Format Page.
- Information W3C Overview of Web Graphics www
Information from the World Wide Web Consortium on format comparisons, Overview of Web Graphics, integration into HTML and XML. W3C Overview of Web Graphics.
- Adobe The Unofficial Photoshop Color Book File Format www
Adobe Photoshop stores color books in a native format with the file extension . Unofficial Photoshop Color Book File Format.acb on PCs and 8BCB file types on Macs. This is an unofficial documentation of the specification. The Unofficial Photoshop Color Book File Format.
- Listing Image File Formats www
Listing of image formats and their associated file extensions. Image File Formats.
- Specifications The Graphics File Formats Page www
Specifications to various graphics formats, Graphics File Formats Page, including GIF, JPG, DWG, PCX and several others. The Graphics File Formats Page.
- An JPG vs GIF www
An article on the differences between the file formats. JPG vs GIF.
- An Swap-Meet www
An interactive 3D community, Swap-Meet, composed primarily of NeMo Dev or Creation users. Swap-Meet.
- Topic Graphics Notes www
Topic papers on computer graphics maintained by the faculty and students of the Computer Graphics Group, Notes, Computer Science Department, at UC Davis. Graphics Notes.
- A Wikipedia: Computer Graphics www
A comprehensive overview of Computer Graphics. Computer Graphics. Provides history, basic principals, and a breakdown of computer graphics categories. Includes descriptions of raster, vector and volumetric rendering. Wikipedia: Computer Graphics.
- Computer ACM SIGGRAPH www
Computer Graphics organization, SIGGRAPH, bringing together scientists, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs, dedicated to the advancement of the Computer Graphics industry. Includes annual conferences, publications, local chapters, resources and job listings. ACM SIGGRAPH.
- Real AirZip Accelerator www
Real time image compression library which handles a wide range of standard formats. AirZip Accelerator.
- A Libart www
A library for high-performance 2D vector and bitmap graphics Libart.
- Shareware Zoom www
Shareware program that allows the user to continuously see in a window parts of the screen which the mouse moves on in customisable magnified size; it also provides a facility to capture and resize those parts. Zoom. Site includes a general description, screen shots, and previous versions. Zoom.
- A Atrise Golden Section www
A transparent screen grid for computer-based design, Golden Section, it allows to control and correct sizes and proportions in design projects using the golden section proportion. Adjustable user interface for GUI, web and image design Atrise Golden Section.
- A Dirac Video Codec www
A project supported by the BBC to develop an open source video compression codec. Video Codec. Includes documentation, specifications, developer information, and details of how to get involved. Dirac Video Codec.
- Blog kaourantin.net: What just happened to video on the web? www
Blog post explaining the new video playing capabilities of Adobe Flash. What just happened to video on the web?. kaourantin.net: What just happened to video on the web?.
- Searchable Uniblue File Extension www
Searchable database of file extensions, File Extension, explaining what they are used for and which programs they are associated with. Uniblue File Extension.
- Searchable File-Extensions.org www
Searchable file extension list including descriptions and associated applications. File-Extensions.org.
- Alexa: Graphics Data Formats
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Graphics Data Formats
- DMOZ: Graphics Data Formats
dmoz.org Directory: Graphics Data Formats