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Desktop Publishing

TermDefinition
Bluetooth Wireless technology to transfer data.
Burner A CD or DVD writer; can be internal or external.
Cloud Computing Use of web services to perform functions that were traditionally performed with software on an individual computer, i.d. Flicker, Picasa, Google Docs, Picnik.
Compact Disk (CD) An optical storage medium made of molded polymer for electronically recording, storing, and playing back audio, video, text, and other information in digital form; also CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW.
Digital Video Disk (DVD) An optical disk with a capacity of 47 GB or more that can hold a full-length commercial movie; also DVD-ROM, DVD-D+/-R, DVD+/-RW, Blu Ray.
Drawing Software Program used to create vector graphics; provides for free hand as well as geometric shapes.
Flash Drive A plug-and-play portable storage device that uses flash memory and is lightweight enough to attach to a key chain; also known as pen drive, key chain drive, thumb drive, and jump drive.
Flash Memory Sometimes called "flash ram"; is a solid-state memory that can be erased and reprogrammed; gets its name because the microchip is organized so that a section of memory cells are erased in a single action or "flash."
Gigabyte (GB) A unit of storage measuring roughly one billion bytes.
Image Editing Software Software designed to edit, manipulate, or modify digital photographs.
Kiosk A free-standing electronic system that allows transactions or provides information, such as DVD Rental, ATM, gift registry, photo development, etc.
Megabyte (MB) A unit of storage measuring roughly one million bytes.
Optical Storage Storage device that records data by burning microscopic holes in the surface of the disk with a laser.
Painting Software Programs used to create bitmap images; useful in creating original are because they provide the tools used by artists.
Point-and-Shoot Cameras A still camera used for simple operations.
Scanner An input device that converts hard copies, such as photos and documents, to a digital version.
SLR (Single Lens Reflex) Camera Camera that has a detachable lens.
Terabyte (TB) A unit of storage measuring roughly one trillion bytes.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port A connection port used to connect various outside devices, i.e. flash drives, USB cables.
Aperture Device that controls the quantity of light that passes through the lens.
Card Readers Input device that reads memory cards.
Close Up Framing technique that captures the head and shoulders of the subject.
Digital Zoom Zoom that takes a portion of the image and enlarges it electronically; the image quality
Extreme Close-Up A framing technique that cuts off the top of the head and the chin of the subject.
Flash A device used in photography producing a flash of artificial light.
Image Stabilization Vibration reduction and anti-shake.
Internal Memory Built-in storage.
LCD Screens Allows user to see what the image will look like.
Long Shot A framing technique used to capture the environment and full body of the subject.
Macro Zoom Zoom that allows you to take extreme close-ups.
Megapixel One million pixels; describes the size of the images captured by a camera.
Memory Card Removable storage device used in digital cameras (such as SD cards;, compact flash cards.).
Mid Shot A framing technique that captures subject from waist up.
Mode Dial Used to change camera functions.
Preview Mode Used to review images taken.
Optical Zoom Zoom that physically increases the length of the lens, essentially creating a magnifying glass; produces a higher-quality image.
RAW Is a camera file format that acts like negative, allowing you to make significant changes to the original image.
Resolution The quality or sharpness of an image, usually measured in pixels per inch; the more pixels, the higher the resolution.
Rules of Thirds Divides the frame into 9 sections, points of interest should occur at 1/3 and 2/3.
Shutter Speed The amount of time the shutter is open.
Tripod A three-legged object used as support for a camera.
White Balance A feature on digital cameras used to accurately balance color.
Adobe Illustrator (AI) Vector image format created in the Adobe Illustrator.
Bitmap An image composed of pixels with a fixed resolution.
Bitmap (.bmp) An uncompressed bitmap file format that is very large and is not appropriate for the web.
Brightness The measure of relative lightness or darkness of a color (measured as a percentage from 0% [black] to 100%[white]).
Compression Encoding data to take up less storage space and less bandwidth for transmission.
Feathering Special formatting style that blurs the edge of an image.
Graphics Interchange Format (.gif) Compressed bitmap file format (lossless) that supports only 256 colors and is appropriate for the web; supports transparency and animation.
Joint Photographer Experts Group (.jpg) A compressed bitmap file format (lossy) that is preferred for photographs; supports 16 million colors and is appropriate for the web; does not support transparency or animation.
Layering A feature that allows you to place one image on top of another and edit each independently.
Lossless A compression formula that reduces the file size without data loss.
Lossy A compression formula that reduces the file size by removing certain pixels.
Masking Hiding part of a layer so that you can manipulate only the visible part of the layer.
Portable Network Graphics (.png) Compressed bitmap file format (lossless) similar to the gif format; it is not limited to 256 colors, is appropriate for the web, and supports transparency.
Rasterize Converting vector objects in an image to raster (bitmap) content.
Red Eye Reduction A photo editing technique to remove the red from the eye.
Shape A design element that includes geometric, natural, or abstract shapes.
Special Effects The effect or impression used to produce materials that cannot be achieved by normal techniques.
Tagged Image File (.tif) Uncompressed bitmap file format that supports 16 million colors; supports transparency, file size is very large, and is not appropriate for the web.
Text A multimedia element consisting of alphanumeric characters.
Transparency A visual quality in which a distant image or element can be seen through a nearer one.
Unzip Decompressing a zipped file.
Vector An image created by using a series of mathematically defined lines and curves rather than pixels, making the image easier to rescale; also called draw-type graphics.
Windows Metafile (.wmf) Microsoft's vector file format; most Microsoft clip art are metafiles and can be edited.
Zip Compressing files to reduce file size.
Columns One of two or more vertical sections of typed lines lying side by side on a page and separated by a rule or a blank space.
Footers Repetitive text that appears at the bottom of the pages in a publication.
Headers Identifying text that appears at the top of pages in a publication.
Index An alphabetical listing of key words, phrases, or topics that includes the page numbers of which those times are found within a publication.
Master Pages Pages that contain reoccurring items such as page numbers as well as other design elements.
Portable Document Format (.pdf) An extension for Adobe Acrobat Reader files.
Printer Marks Marks created by a professional printer to identify where the page will be trimmed.
Spreads Facing pages.
Table of Contents A listing of the major entires in a publication.
Template A publication that can be used as a "model" for the creation of new documents.
Resume A summary of your academic and work history.
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