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Image File Types Decoded

So many choices when saving your images! The Image File Types Decoded infographic from tekRESCUE does a great job of clarifying the options in this handy infographic!

Information technology can get complicated very quickly, and digital image files are no exception to this rule. You’ve likely come across a few of the different types of image files such as JPEGs, GIFs, PNGs, and others. You’ve also likely wondered what the difference is between all of these different abbreviations. That’s why we’ve put together an infographic comparing some of the most common types of files you’re likely to encounter on and create for the web.

In the graphic, we take a play-by-play look at the different properties of digital images and how the properties relate to each file type. We hope you’ll find the information useful whether you’re an image newbie or a seasoned graphic designer. Skip below the infographic if you prefer to digest the information in text form.

Some of the topics, like Image Compression, are over-simplified for purposes of this infographic. JPG is the king of file compression, but the infographic implies that other file types don’t support compression. That’s not exactly true. They have compression, but it isn’t anywhere as effective as JPG.

The Charted Sandwich Board

The Charted Sandwich Board is a new infographic poster print just released from the team at Pop Chart in New York City! You can order now, and the prints will begin shipping on March 6, 2019.

Now serving: A savory chart of sandwiches, featuring an internationally inspired menu of over 50 heroes, gyros, and more! From the basic BLT to the waistband-threatening food-pocalypse that is the Gatsby, this delectable, deconstructed diagram makes for delightful decor no matter how you slice it. Order up!

Each sandwich is visually built with an illustration and a numbered indicator for each ingredient referenced in the Ingredients legend.

The Charted Sandwich Board ingredients

You can can find this one and over 100 more infographic posters on the redesigned Infographics Posters page!

Picular: Google Search for Colors

Picular is a new search engine for colors, using Google Image Search to the exact hex color numbers most associated with the keyword you enter into the search.

Search engine for colors: Picular is a rocket fast primary color generator using Google’s image search. If you ever needed the perfect yellow hex code from a banana, this is the tool for you.

Putting colors to words: Picular helps designers to easily extract the most relevant colors for a specific context or domain. It helps to understand perception, psychology and aesthetics of a color or tone you’re interested in.

According to Fast Company, “The tool is the brainchild of the Sweden-based digital design studio Future Memories, which now uses the tool on a daily basis. According to the studio, about 15,000 other creatives frequently use the tool to test whether search terms are strongly related to particular colors.”

Found on Boing Boing and Fast Company

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