27 terms

File Types

most common graphics format
full color (16.7 million colors)
indexed color mode (256 colors)
supports simple transparency
supports advanced transparency
can be interlaced for Internet use
can use a variety of color modes
best for desktop publishing
used by digital scanners
supports 3-D information
native Photoshop format
preserves layers for future editing
standard for the Internet
supports ActionScript code
smooth animation
small file size
Animated .GIF
a.k.a. flip-book animation
only frame-based animation
does not support audio
creates a video file
used for TV broadcasting
uses Adobe® Flash Player
standard for embedded video
native Flash format
preserves layers, scenes,
and library
most common format
standard for Internet use
good for streaming
standard for PCs
native Windows® format
uses Windows® Media Player
Microsoft® streaming format
standard for musical instruments
contains musical information
.AAC / .M4A
standard for Apple® computers
used by mobile devices
high quality sound
uses Quicktime® player
standard for Apple®
standard for PCs
uses Windows® Media Player
Microsoft® streaming format
uses Adobe® Flash Player
common for embedded video
used for DVDs
used for Blu-Ray discs
standard for Internet
streaming (YouTube,
Vimeo, Hulu, etc.)
basic framework
use "tags" to denote
structure elements
controls design features
(colors, fonts, etc.)
combines with HTML to
create a complete site
common template format
client-side development
creates programs that run
on the user's machine
server-side development
connects to databases
enhances interactivity
uses Adobe® Flash
common for games and
online advertising
allows for enhanced