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File Types

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.JPG
most common graphics format
full color (16.7 million colors)
.GIF
indexed color mode (256 colors)
supports simple transparency
.PNG
supports advanced transparency
can be interlaced for Internet use
.TIFF
can use a variety of color modes
best for desktop publishing
.TGA
used by digital scanners
supports 3-D information
.PSD
native Photoshop format
preserves layers for future editing
.SWF
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
.MOV
creates a video file
used for TV broadcasting
.FLV
uses Adobe® Flash Player
standard for embedded video
.FLA
native Flash format
preserves layers, scenes,
and library
.MP3
most common format
standard for Internet use
good for streaming
.WAV
standard for PCs
native Windows® format
.WMA
uses Windows® Media Player
Microsoft® streaming format
.MIDI
standard for musical instruments
contains musical information
.AAC / .M4A
standard for Apple® computers
used by mobile devices
high quality sound
.MOV
uses Quicktime® player
standard for Apple®
.AVI
standard for PCs
.WMV
uses Windows® Media Player
Microsoft® streaming format
.FLV
uses Adobe® Flash Player
common for embedded video
.MPEG-2
used for DVDs
.MPEG-4
used for Blu-Ray discs
standard for Internet
streaming (YouTube,
Vimeo, Hulu, etc.)
.HTML
basic framework
use "tags" to denote
structure elements
.CSS
controls design features
(colors, fonts, etc.)
combines with HTML to
create a complete site
common template format
JavaScript
client-side development
creates programs that run
on the user's machine
.PHP
server-side development
connects to databases
enhances interactivity
Flash
uses Adobe® Flash
common for games and
online advertising
allows for enhanced
interactivity
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