Multi Media

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Multimedia in SCAS  covers




Photoshop is the leading digital image editing application for the Internet, print, and other new media disciplines. It is embraced by millions of graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people. It's likely that nearly every picture you've seen (such as posters, book covers, magazine pictures, and brochures) has either been created or edited by Photoshop. The powerful tools used to enhance and edit these pictures are also capable for use in the digital world including the infinite possibilities of the internet.

The newest version of Photoshop (CS6) includes features such as:


 §  Layer Searching

 §  Group Clipping Masks

 §  More information displayed in the user interface.

 §  More hotkeys

 §  Crop tool changes

 §  And more.



What is Flash Animation, When and why to use it ?


Flash is a vector animation software which facilitates multimedia operation. Thanks to Flash, animation in websites is so common today. Browsing the internet was never so lively. The software which was launched as Adobe Flash in 1996 has come a long way. While 'Flash' has been retained, the prefix has undergone changes from time to time. Nevertheless, Flash has emerged as the most popular software for web based animation till date. 

The compatibility factor of Flash and HTML is questionable. This is because the former is vector based. Programming related to operations like selecting text, scrolling, right-clicking etc are fashioned in a completely different system and is no way similar to HTML webpages.

Advocates of Flash promote the software over HTML for the following reasons:


 ·      Flash movies load faster and save on download time because Flash is vector based where as HTML is  not.


 ·            Flash intelligently 'caches' it's movies so they don't have to be reloaded.


 ·            Flash gives the viewers a more responsive 'rich-client' like experience.




The common (mis)conception with Dreamweaver is that Dreamweaver is designed to or is even capable of completely removing the agency of HTML and CSS coding from web design. This is like saying that a nail-gun can completely replace a hammer. A nail-gun will nail the boards together, but it is an imprecise tool, and there is a certain amount of danger while using it. If you can't occasionally fall back on the hammer for more detail-oriented work, then there's a definite limit to what you can build. A skilled carpenter knows how to use the hammer and occasionally does so when the nail-gun just isn't doing what is intended.

Dreamweaver, like the nail-gun, is designed to make your life easier. You may never learn HTML or CSS, but without knowing them, you are limited to Dreamweaver's way of doing things. This is not altogether a bad thing: it is simply a slightly narrow perspective on a large field.