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Specialized Application Software

Specialized Application Software

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What are Specialized Applications?

programs more narrowly focused on specific disciplines and occupations

Specialized Applications

Graphics

Audio and Video

Multimedia

Web Authoring

Artificial Intelligence

Virtual Reality

Knowledge-based Systems

Robotics

Mobile Apps

Graphics

Desktop publishing

Image editors Illustration programs

Image galleries

Graphic suites

Desktop Publishing

Programs that allow you to create publications

Popular Programs

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Publisher

QuarkXPress

Scribus

to create publications  Popular Programs  Adobe InDesign  Microsoft Publisher  QuarkXPress  Scribus

Image Editors

Modify BITMAP images

Editing and Modifying digital photographs

Image Editors

Popular Programs

Adobe Photoshop

Corel Paint Shop Paint.Net

GIMP

Image Editors  Popular Programs  Adobe Photoshop  Corel Paint Shop  Paint.Net  GIMP

Illustration Programs

Drawing Programs

Used to CreateVECTOR images

Popular Programs

Adobe Illustrator

Inkscape

CorelDRAW

Programs  Used to CreateVECTOR images  Popular Programs  Adobe Illustrator  Inkscape  CorelDRAW

Image Galleries

Libraries of electronic images

Two basic types

Stock photographs

Clip art

Graphic Suites

Bundled graphic programs

Lower cost than individual programs

Example:

CorelDRAW Graphic Suites

Adobe Creative Suites

BITMAP vs VECTOR

BITMAP vs VECTOR

File Types

Uses

.ai

-file format developed for Adobe Illustrator -for representing single-page vector-based drawings

.eps

-for a graphics file format used in vector-based images in Adobe Illustrator

-stands for Encapsulated PostScript

- Can contain texts as well as graphics

.svg

-vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation -stands for ScalableVector Graphics

.jpg / .jpeg

-for a lossy graphics file -jpeg stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group who created the standard

.gif

-for an often animated raster graphics file -stands for Graphic Interchange Format

.png

-Portable Network Graphics -format that supports lossless data compression

.tif

-image format file for high-quality graphics -also called asTIFF (tagged Image File Format)

Video Editing Software

Reorganize and add effects to footage

Assemble and edit clips to create a movie

Popular Programs

Windows Movie Maker

Apple iMovie

Corel VideoStudio

CyberLink Power Director

Audio Editing Software

Create and edit audio clips/recordings

Filter out imperfections and Add effects

Popular Programs

Audacity

Adobe Audition

WavePad

Multimedia

The integration of a variety of media into one presentation

Video

Music Voice

Graphics

Text

Include user interactivity

Web Authoring

Creating a web site

Web site Designing/Making

Know your user(s)

It should be USER-FRIENDLY

Consider the Main Functions/Features

What is the purpose of your website

Make it Simple and Usable

Web Authoring Tools

Web Pages are typically HTML documents

Word Processors can create simple HTML documents Popular programs

can create simple HTML documents  Popular programs   Adobe Dreamweaver  NetObjects Fusion 

Adobe Dreamweaver

NetObjects Fusion Microsoft Expression

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A field in Computer Science

Attempts to simulate human senses, thought processes, and actions

Reasoning

Learning from past experience

Vision

Touch

Three Areas of AI

Virtual Reality

Knowledge-Based Systems / Expert Systems

Robotics

Virtual Reality

Artificial or Simulated Reality

Generated in 3D by a computer

Commonly known as VR, Artificial Reality or Virtual Environments

Knowledge-Based System

Also known as Expert System

Artificial intelligence that uses a database for assistance

Database is known as a knowledge base

Facts, rules to relate the facts, and user input to formulate recommendations or decisions

Robotics

The field of study concerned with developing and using robots

Computer-controlled machines

Mimic motor activities of living things

Four types of robots

Perception system robots

Industrial robots

Mobile robots

Household robots

Mobile Apps

Add-on features for mobile devices including smartphones, netbooks, and tablets.

Text messaging Internet browsing

Connecting to social networks

App Stores

Websites that allow you to download apps for a nominal fee or free