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Lab 8.2 Exercises

8.2.1. Understand Software Requirements for Images

a) What are some of the minimum software capabilities required for preparing images for the Web?

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Answer: Some guidelines are as follows:

  1. Graphic format conversion: For example, the ability to convert from TIFF format (common to most scanners) to Web-supported formats such as GIF and JPEG.

  2. Support of color correction: Web browsers typically support a limited color palette.

  3. Image cropping and sizing: Web-based images often need to be sized in order to fit within designated display areas; image “thumbnails” are often used to provide page efficiency.

8.2.2. Understand Software Requirements for Streaming Multimedia

a) How is the creation and delivery of streaming multimedia different from the creation of other kinds of multimedia from the software perspective?

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Answer: For nonstreaming multimedia, software is used to capture and process content for delivery to a browser within a Web page (typically via HTTP). Streaming multimedia systems also require the inclusion of server software to facilitate the delivery of multimedia content.


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