Graphics engine as a dynamic library

Two important factors that determine the performance of applications are their launch times and their memory footprints. Reducing the size of an application’s executable file and minimizing its use of memory once it’s launched make the application launch faster and use less memory once it’s launched. The graphics engine presented by fCoder Group, Inc. is …

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The work of a postman

Among numerous email service providers Gmail is one of the most popular ones. The hordes of features, massive capacity and ease of use – these are just a few features that attract the clients. There is no storage limit; there is no fee charged, there is a possibility to access it from anywhere – what …

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Transparency information

The definition of the alpha channel refers to transparency on a per-pixel basis. It controls the transparency of an image. Some pixel data in each image is always intended for transparency information. The alpha channel specifies how the pixel’s colors should be merged with another pixel when the two are overlaid, one on top of …

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How to add a frame to your images

The purposes of framing pictures may vary. Framed pictures normally stand out. A good picture frame enhances the image itself. If we take a painting, then without a frame the painting will look incomplete. Sometimes a frame can even be advantageous to the image contents when the artist did not do a really good job…But …

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Document archive resources

The PDF image format is widely used for preservation of different types of documents. Its most valuable feature is the ability to be viewed on many different applications. No matter what platform you use – Windows, Mac, or any other one – the PDF file will look exactly the same. Another useful feature of PDF …

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Color depth control

Different image formats allow various color depth values. Color depth refers to the number of pixels assigned to a photograph. Color depth can go up to 16 million different colors and in general, describes the range of colors a photograph can have. Still, color depth does not determine the quality of a photograph. Photographic quality …

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Added support for the OME-TIFF format

Medical data sharing is of vital importance for scientific research, for prevention of duplication of efforts of biological scientists, for the overall development of medical science. Microscopic data is usually hard to interpret due to many obvious factors (really small-sized images need to be converted into something visible). Developers of ImageConverter Plus are happy to …

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Advantages of PDF over JPEG

PDF files are a reliable way to store images. They do not occupy too much space on disc and can be easily opened. Still, PDF files have a couple of drawbacks: they are difficult to integrate into web pages, and they are difficult to edit. Still, the latter one can turn into an advantage if …

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Converting images to the ICO format

The ICO format is widely used in the web and was developed to create desktop and menu icons. You can come across the examples of the ICO format everywhere – favicons (“favorite icons”) appear next to a website’s name and allow websites and applications to use instantly recognizable symbols. It’s a rare webmaster who would …

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