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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How does Plasma TV actually work ?

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Display technology is evolving fast, the gadgets are getting smarter and consumers are being offered a dizzying array of choices when it comes to television screens. Plasma screens have remained high in demand over time unlike the 3D televisions that seem to face a sharp rise and fall in interest among consumers.
Plasma is not a very new technology, but a lot of people still do not know how it actually works, and how the image if formed on the screens. It is a well known fact that plasma screens are more powerful and versatile than LCDs, and offer brighter colors and sharper pictures. But how does all this happen? Let’s find out!

Mechanism of Image Formation

At the very core the plasma display illuminates a set of tiny colored fluorescent lights in order to create an image. Each of these dots is called a pixel; this dot is made up of red, blue and green lights. These lights are distributed evenly across the screen. By altering the proportions and intensity of these lights, the television screen has the power to display the entire color spectrum.

Inside the Display-The Physics behind Plasma

The primary element that works to produce luminescence in fluorescent lighting is plasma. Plasma is a gas-like substance and is composed of free-flowing electrons and charged particles. These particles are called ions. Normally gases exist in uncharged neutral states, the gas atoms do not carry an electrical charge and the net charge on the gas is zero. Plasma is often termed the fourth state of matter; the other three are the ones that most people are familiar with (solid, liquid and gaseous).
Plasma is formed when a gas is heated to a high degree, the heat makes the atoms break apart and the sub-atomic particles break out and lend a net charge to the gas. The gas is said to have ionized and the resultant state of matter is called plasma.

History of Plasma Displays

The first plasma display in the world was a plasma monitor. It was invented by Donald Bitzer and Gene Slottow in 1964. This display had limited display capability, and could only emit orange or green light. The main development came around in 1992 when displays were created that could show the entire color spectrum. Later in 2006 the world’s first full color, large screen plasma display was presented at an electronics exhibition in Las Vegas which allows us to enjoy Directv and other subscriptions the way we want.

From Ionized Gas to Picture

  1. Just like the picture that is formed on an LCD screen, the plasma display is also made from an array of very small, microscopic dots. These dots are either red, green or blue and form a grid that responds to electronic signals.
  2. Each of these pixels in the grid can be switched on or off individually through electrodes that are horizontally and vertically mounted on grids
  3. These pixels have a coating of phosphorus on the inside.
  4. Assuming that a pixel, say a red one needs to be activated. The two electrodes that lead to that pixel cell create a high voltage across it, this sudden surge of power causes the pixel to ionize and start emitting ultraviolet rays if light.
  5. These ultraviolet rays shine through the phosphor coating of the pixel.
  6. The phosphor coating then converts these invisible ultraviolet rays into visible red light, therefore making the pixel appear red to the human eye.

Plasma televisions are a great option if you want high quality video and technology you can depend on. Take advantage of your plasma television by making sure you have a good satellite provider such as Directv in order to take advantage of all available content.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Is Windows 10 the Last Stand for Microsoft?

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Windows 10 is finally ready to arrive. A lot of anticipation has been brewing since the beginning of 2015 when the people realized the operating system would be released to the public. Both the PC version and the mobile version are slated for release and many are wondering whether or not this is really Microsoft's last chance to silence critics and win over the disgruntled. To put it mildly, people are getting more than a bit frustrated over the bugs, flaws, and security problems the previous Microsoft Windows releases presented.

No, there is no major competitor for Windows on the PC front (yet), but the mobile realm is a totally different matter. Consumers have other operating systems to choose from. And in all honesty, if Microsoft keeps disappointing PC users, the landscape is going to be opened really wide for a serious competitor to emerge.
Is Windows 10 the Last Stand for Microsoft?


In the past, Microsoft could weather several of the complaints without suffering from suffering major losses in the market. Really, there was no where else to go because people only worked on personal computers and laptops. All that has changed now thanks to the arrival of tablets and smartphones. Two new operating systems emerged and they provide a lot more than successful than Microsoft anticipated. Those operating systems are iOS and Android. Those who felt more than a bit disappointed with Windows OS could choice to go with Android and iOS while spending time on a tablet or other mobile device.

Microsoft didn't have to worry too much in previous years since the use of mobile devices and tablets were limited. Today, millions upon millions of people are moving away from PCs and laptops and sticking with the other devices. Microsoft really has to deliver a winner with Windows 10 or else the an even larger segment of the consumer public may move on. A less-than-thrilling new version of Windows OS could lead a number of people previously on the bubble about sticking with the system to make the jump to a competitor and stay there.

No, Windows is not going to disappear if version 10 flops. Microsoft won't be in any danger of going the way of the dinosaur. What could happen is more and more market share ends up being lost as the disappointments mount. To help avert such a catastrophe, a lot of improvements are being made to Windows 10. Could the operating system reinvent itself with positive reviews and overall consumer satisfaction? Such a result is a possibility and all will be revealed fairly soon as the release date is soon to arrive.

There are some really cool features coming with the new release. A more mobile version of Microsoft Office is going to be compatible with #10. A new browser that, hopefully, will provide a long-awaited alternative and improvement over the supremely tired out Internet Explorer browser is included with Windows 10. Gamers are going to love the expanded Xbox integration. A ton of new features are going to be included and previous complaints associated with Windows 7 and Windows 8 are to be addressed through scores of new tweaks.

Microsoft is making the upgrade to Windows 10 FREE for those wish compatible computers and earlier operating systems. Likely, this bit of goodwill towards long-time Windows users could help reverse some negative publicity. Free upgrade or not, Windows 10 still has to deliver the goods in order to be well-received. A lot of work went into the development of Windows 10 so there should be some improvements. Microsoft won't be able to please everybody but, hopefully, the company will please enough people.

About Author: This article was written by Andy G, a tech geek and Linux guru from Austria. At the present moment he maintains firmware
and driver download website called http://www.helpjet.net/
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Saturday, July 04, 2015

7 Reasons to Have PDF Converter Elite 4 on Your Computer

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Whatever the reason you are using your computer, dealing with files is inevitable sooner or later. In some cases you will deal with PDF files, and in some you will need to create PDFs in order to forward them to someone and preserve data in unchanged form. On occasion you will need to turn PDF into editable format or to create a PDF out of MS Office document. This is why you need a PDF converter tool to manipulate your documents. One such tool is PDF Converter Elite and here we’ll show you how it can help you in everyday document management:

7 Reasons to Have PDF Converter Elite 4 on Your Computer

Create secure PDFs

This feature comes in handy when you want to keep your documents confidential or when you want to control the way others use your document. You can allow adding comments, but you can also disallow modifying the document or printing.

Make personalized spreadsheets out of PDF

For those who want to convert PDF to Excel format, it’s good to know they can actually customize rows and columns before conversion. Change PDF document before turning it into Excel.

Modify PDF document

Sometimes you just need to edit a PDF and not change it to another format. In that case you can apply some of the editing options such as deleting or moving pages, rotating, scaling or resizing. All these editing options can make your PDF look even better, or just the way you need it.

Convert PDF to editable file formats

PDF Converter Elite converts PDFs to different files format such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, HTML, Image, AutoCAD. So when you receive a file in PDF form and you want to edit it, just open the file in PDF Converter and click the type of conversion.

Convert multiple PDFs at the same time

Sometimes you need to convert more than one PDF to a particular file format. This batch conversion feature saves you time because you can convert multiple documents at once. Imagine you do it one by one; not nice, is it?

Extract data out of scanned image PDF

It’s not a rare occurrence to come upon a scanned document and find out it is not so easy to edit. The PDF conversion tool needs to have an OCR engine in order to manipulate scanned files. This one does, so you don’t have to worry about extracting text out of scanned PDF.

Convert only a part of the document

Dealing with big files can be a real pain in the neck, and sometimes you don’t need to edit the whole document, let’s say a 30-page ebook. So why would you load your RAM with unnecessary data, when you can just select the area of a multipage document and convert it to a chosen format?
Be it for one or all of these features, go ahead and give PDF Converter Elite a try, as it is available as a free 7-day trial here: http://www.pdfconverter.com/downloads/
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Top 7 Back Up Tools

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Top 7 Back Up Tools

7. R-Drive Image 5.1

R-Drive Image is a lightweight, yet highlight rich, commute imaging system with exceptionally solid execution and an enhanced boot circle.

6. Securstore

When you are taking a gander at a business reinforcement arrangement you require numerous things, not slightest of which is security, dependability, speed and usability. The security issue is replied partially by ISO 27001 affirmation to guarantee the organization is defending your information. The velocity of exchange was in any event as quick as our fiber-optic association. What's more, after the introductory setup, we discovered making and booking reinforcements to be a breeze.

5. Acronis True Image 2014

In case you're more than a rendition or two back on True Image, the 2014 variant is certainly justified regardless of a look. In case you're new to reinforcement items, just realize that it truly doesn't improve than Acronis True Image for the normal client, however I prescribe R-Drive Image for professionals.

4. EaseUS Todo Backup Home

EaseUS Todo Backup Home is a really far reaching reinforcement device which covers all the essentials for record and framework reinforcement, with great booking and backing for all the run of the mill duplicate destinations. It's modest, as well, at under £20 every PC. It does exclude sync or versatile record access like Acronis True Image 2013, however for standard PC information security, it does the employment.

3. Acronis True Image 2014 Premium

Acronis True Image is still the move down utility to beat and the 2014 Premium item adds online capacity to its weapons store of information security utilities. While we were somewhat frustrated with the default level of pressure, reinforcements are made rapidly and there's a lot of adaptability by they way you set them up and plan them. The single PC item feels a touch dear; the 3-PC variant is better esteem.

2. Easeus ToDo Backup Free 3.5

I called Easeus ToDo Backup Free 1.0 the best free reinforcement program in presence. In spite of some exceedingly minor convenience issues, that is still genuine. It will be an uncommon client who needs more than it gives.

1. Pipemetrics Backup 2

Backup 2 is one of those applications that you don't have to consider after its set up: it just works. It's quick and dependable with well-thoroughly considered highlights to help along the way. Delta replicating accelerates the reinforcements when contrasted with full document duplicates, and more noteworthy dependability originates from astute lapse taking care of and nitty gritty logging. Backup speaks to incredible worth at $20 for home clients
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Review Coolmuster iPad iPhone iPod to Mac Transfer

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Coolmuster iPad iPhone iPod to Mac Transfer is a great software that is made to provide iOS users a facility to transfer their data to Mac that might have lost or deleted after an update in system is made. Also it is beneficial in cases where users might have accidentally deleted the data which can be caused by breaking down  of the iOS device. The software product is able to provide you with the functionality of moving photos, videos, music files from your iPad, iPod or iPhone to your Mac PC, in order to make it simple to back up them.

With Coolmuster iPad iPhone iPod to Mac Transfer, every thing is possible. You can explore your files from the iDevice to Mac for flexible management of the same with lots of simplicity. The software comes with lots of variety in the mode design which is ideal as it can fulfill the needs of each and every user for making it work independently. iDevices those are compatible with this software are New iPad, iPhone5, iPhone6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S/5C, iPod shuffle, iPad mini, iPod Touch 5, etc.

Review Coolmuster iPad iPhone iPod to Mac Transfer


As compared to iTunes this software product comes with lots of new features

1. Help you transfer any type of Files to your Mac.

Do you wish to transfer music from iPod to Mac ? Then this software product is an ultimate solution for your requirement. This software application can transfer any type of file from your iOS device to Mac. Even in the case where you have lost the data from your IDevice then you can use this application and get proper help to recover the data from ease. The software comes with multi functionality feature with compatibility of various iOS devices.

2. Manage Files on Mac

Majority of iDevice users are facing issues in managing the data on the devices. Then in such scenarios, it would be really beneficial for such users to transfers the same to your Mac. You can make use of this wonderful software application and transfer the required files to device. One can easily transfer music from iPod to iTunes.

3. Better Searching and Filtering Options

Coolmuster iPad iPhone iPad to Mac Transfer is coming with well versed search capabilities. The provided in built function is providing a functionality to users to search the targeted documents within less amount of time. To find a specific file, users just need to type the name of file in the search box and click on the search button that is provided.

Review Coolmuster iPad iPhone iPod to Mac Transfer

4. No impact on Quality

While user is transferring the file to Mac, the software product makes sure that there is no loss in the quality of the file being transferred. The quality of the file is given utmost importance and therefore the software product makes sure that the transfer takes place in a loss-less fashion. 

System Requirements To Run Coolmuster iPad iPhone iPod to Mac Transfer

  • Supported OS: Mac OS X v10.6 or later
  • Processor: PowerPC® G4/G5 or Intel® processor
  • Free hard disk space: 30MB or above
  • RAM: Super VGA (800 x 600) resolution or higher
  • Supported Formats and Devices

File Format Support

  • Video – MP4 (MPEG-4 Video File), MOV (QuickTime Movie File), M4V (MPEG-4 Video File)
  • Audio – MP3 (MPEG Audio File), M4A (AAC Audio File), AAC (Advanced Audio Codec), AIF (Audio Interchange File Format), WAV (Windows Audio File Format)
  • Image – BMP, PEG, GIF, PNG
  • Others – Book, Audio Book, Voice Memo, Podcast, TV shows, Playlist and File Folders

Device Support

Device – iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod mini, iPod classic, iPad mini.

Conclusion

We would like to conclude here to our readers, that this is an amazing tool that is available in for Both Mac and Windows. The price for the paid version is $35.95 which is dicounted one. So go grab the opportunity.
Free version offers a limited number of features to user, whereas if you want some extra advanced features, then you can also buy this software product. Comment below if you find the review useful.
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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Google Earth on Android Review

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Education is an important part of many of us. But, we find no time to engage in the era of smartphones. How true is this story? The story is true for many of us. But, if you are determined to learn then no one can stop you. Android Marketplace is full of apps that teach us something. One of the apps that we are going to review is Google Earth for Android.
If you want to learn about the moon, the different layers of earth, the mountain, the sky or any place on the earth, then Google Earth is for you. There is some limitation for using  Google Earth on mobile devices(running on Android). They are less intuitive UI and low choices than the PC version. But overall, the mobility of the Android devices keeps the negatives far away. The UI is coupled with a great documentation and you will not fill stuck on any part of your journey with Google Earth.
Google Earth on Android Review

The latest edition offers 3D rendering and other features. The greatest drawback of the app, as discussed earlier is the lack of PC features. The reason can be many, including rendering capabilities in the application.

Atmospheric Effect, New Earth Model and Layer Choices

Despite so many drawbacks compared to the PC version, the Google Earth Android offers great atmospheric effects, providing amazing realistic rendering. The Atmospheric effect can sometimes cause bad visibility of the areas on the earth. The rendering has improved such as the Google Android App offers New 3D model of Earth. The Android version 8.0 has many improvements over the last releases. The images are clear and crisp.
Layer Choices are improved in the latest version with more control given to the user. The user can now combine borders, road and labels into one. The latest version also supports KML edition.
Google Earth is a great tool for educating school children, teachers, and any enthusiast. The app also offers tons of other features, which is listed below:
  • The app is integrated with Google Maps.
  • Layer Choice improves the user navigability within the app.
  • Layers such as panoramic photos, borders, labels, roads can be chosen.
  • Support finger swipes, including single and double finger swipes. The single finger swipes monitors navigation, whereas the double finger swipes helps to rotate the map at a particular location.
  • Other navigational gestures such as zoom-in and zoom-out can be done using the tap on the screen.
  • Location sharing with peers including family, friends, and teachers. A great way to learn about the different locations and keep other people interested.
  • The app can be used in quiz activities and improve knowledge about the popular locations on the earth.
  • Low connection Android Smartphone can configure the rendering to low for better rendering. The changes can be done from the settings menu.

Wrap Up

Google Android Earth is an amazing app for mobile devices. Lack of PC features are quite understood and needs to be improved in later revisions.
The App fails to run on many devices and compatibility is also an issue, otherwise the app is one of the must-have Android apps.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Vibosoft Dr. Mobile for Android Review

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Android smartphones are becoming common day by day. With more market share in their hands of Android, there are more than half chances that you are currently using an android device. With its expansion into the masses, another important problem arises. The problem is quite universal and many of us know it by the term, Data loss.
Vibosoft Dr. Mobile for Android Review

Losing data is such a common problem that you can easily find tons of manual tutorials to recover the lost data from your smartphone. Data can be lost because of virus, improper formatting, broken SD card and other hosts of situations that can lead to the loss of data. The severity of losing important data is another important aspect. With our beloved photos, videos or contacts, we are in disarray and would love to recover the data as soon as possible.

Vibosoft Dr. Mobile for Android Review

You can easily recover deleted files from Android using the famous Vibossoft Dr. Mobile app. The app is one of the popular recovery apps and can also restore contacts from Android device, keeping your state of mind intact after losing your precious data for unknown reason.
The software is small in size and is downloaded on my machine in just minutes. After the installation is completed, I am greeted with a clean interface asking for connecting the android device to the machine. The only drawback of the tool is the fact that your android device should be rooted for its operations to be successful.
Once you have connected your smartphone with the computer, another window with a clean interface pops up. You can start scanning and the tool will list the files that can be recovered according to their category.
The scanning in the tool is done on deep scan level, which means recovering files that are deleted or in an unrecoverable state. It can easily scan both the internal and external memory and come up with the list of files that can be recovered.
The whole process of recovering is fine-tuned to simple clicks, which can easily detect the lost files into arranged list. Furthermore, you can choose to recover files either one by one or through a batch process. This means saving more time for more productive work with your smartphone.
Wondering, whether your smartphone is supported or not? Chances are it is! With tons of compatible mobile phone and tablets, such as LG, HTC, Motorola, HUAWEI, SAMSUNG and others can be used with this software. The only drawback of this tool is the prerequisite that the android device should be rooted.
Other than that, the tool works amazingly without any issues and can be easily used to recover lost data in the form of music, video, images, contacts and many more. The tool can also be used to backup your precious information in the computer, making the memories last longer.

Wrap Up

Vibosoft DR. Mobile for Android is one of the best data recovery software out there. With a price of only $39.99, the tool can easily be used to recover or backup your files on an Android device. Find Vibosoft products on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/vibo.software
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Best Video Editing Software, CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Are you in the same boat as me? Trying to find the best video editing software out there for all your editing needs? Today, I will reveal one of the best video editing software that can solve all your problems in no time.
Video Editing is the need for the current Designers, Developers and also for normal users like you and me. The problem is that there are tons of video editing software that claim to be the best video editing software out there in the market.
So, which one to choose? And, only one to choose? I demystify the need for all the video editing junkies today, by reviewing the best video editing software, CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra.

CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra Review

Cost: 90.00$ or 3,111 INR
Targeted Users: Mediocre editors looking to make big into video editing scene
CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra is one of the best video editor out there. It is full of features and is available for almost a quarter of the price of other popular alternatives such as Adobe Premier Elements Pro or Final Cut Pro. The setup file is big and can range from 750 MB to 800 MB.
Installation is smooth and we get ready with the working software in 10 minutes time.

Best Video Editing Software, CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Features of the CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra that makes it the best video editing software are discussed below:

1. Clean and Simple Interface

Any video editing software must have a clean and simple interface and PowerDirector 13 Ultra keeps it simple as well. The interface is intuitive and you will get started easily.
The software offers multiple editors, for example, an easy mode for beginners, a full-featured editor and slideshow creator. The only drawback is that you will lose all the progress if you switch editor modes.
All advanced tools are supported by the tool such as Magic Movie Wizard. The wizard is responsible for guiding you through the steps of refining your project.
In comparison with the easy editor, the full-feature editor offers tons of additional features including a preview panel. It also offers a timeline to move quickly between different set of pieces.

Best Video Editing Software, CyberLink PowerDirector 13

2. Magic Tools

A set of magic tools is present within the software. The first tool that you will confer with is the Magic Movie Wizard, which helps you to get started with video editing.
Other tools such as Magic Style, Magic Cut, Magic Music, Magic Fix offers lot of features in just a few clicks.

3. Creative Freedom Galore

This new feature provides a new facelift that is required way back. It offers tools that work well with the likes of Tile Designer tools and transition designer.

4. 100-track Multicam editing

Supports 100-track Multicam editing, which provides 100 different cameras for complete control over a scene.

5. Comprehensive and Effective control 

It has best control over almost all the actions within the software. Feeling stuck with any feature? You can easily get going with great documentation and videos available online for free.

6. Amazing Performance 

It is also another feature of software and it performs way better than the likes of Cyber Link PowerDirector 13 and Pinnacle Studio 18.

Verdict

CyberLink PowerDirector 13 is the best video editing software out there and you won't be disappointed after shelling out the money for the software. The tool is perfect for both novice and expert. With fluid interface, tons of magic tools and features, CyberLink PowerDirector 13 is here to stay.
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Monday, February 16, 2015

iGO Android Review

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
iGO Android is one of the leading GPS software for the Google Android phones. The app helps users to navigate through the map while driving or any other activity. There are lots of reason why iGO for Android is much better than the native Google Maps.

On the other hand, Google Maps is also an excellent Google app device that helps in user navigation, place markers on the map and other useful functions for the traveller. It also provides enough information for understanding the map with maximum information. But not everyone wants the information. Information override can easily make the traveller feel lost. The massive information inlet happens because Google Maps tries to gather all the information including unnecessary buildings and other non-important landmarks into the screen and confuses the driver. Also, there are tons of bugs in the Google Map when you miss a turn or other synchronization problems.

Here comes the role of iGO Android, which performs way better in providing vital information to the navigator with a clean interface and the right information. The app just like Google Maps renders 3D environment and also uses a POI system (Point of Interest) to render the path between the initial and the final stage.

iGO Android Review


With a clean interface, additionally the iGO Android offers four different types of navigation interface. They are Easy, Short, Fast and Economical. These four different helps to customize the app according to their preference. They also offer large interface button so that you can easily use the app while driving or cycling.

We all love adventure and getting lost in the wide landscapes can be a good prospect. The iGO Android app helps to locate yourself in any situation, all with the help of the emergency location revealing. This way you can know your location in just a few minutes and then call for help by sending a SOS to your friends.

Remember those long dark tunnels? Yup, they can easily mess up your app brightness and render it useless. But, the iGO Android App does prove itself worthy of all situations, including passing through the tunnels. When your car passes through the tunnel, it turns on the night-mode and keeps everything working fine.

iGO Android Review


The tool is currently not available from Google Android Market but can easily be grabbed from Naviextras. 

Why choose iGO Android over Google Maps? 

Google released their Google Maps to help users for navigation. But, they offered faulty maps and furthermore didn't let users store information on their internal storage. This made many users not use the Google Maps and in return Google de-indexed iGO Android from their marketplace?

Sounds like the perfect love story? Well, this completely explains the superiority of the iGO Android over Google Maps. Also, iGO Android supports offline storage so you are not completely stuck when there is no internet access is around you(the only condition being that you have already visited nearby areas).

Conclusion

iGO Android is a simplistic, minimalistic approach to an amazing GPS system. A must install for any android user.

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Sunday, February 08, 2015

Top 5 Video Converter

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Video Converter has become the part of our life, they help us convert videos to our needy format so that we can cherish the video and audio on any device of our choice. The situation was not like that some year back; we all are happy with one format, preferably the DVD format as there were not many devices to bother about.
Time passed away and technology took over our lives. We have become technology slave in many ways, but technology has also helped us achieve many things. There are chances that we would never be able to read this post, gives me more reason to support technology than talk about the evils of it.
Collecting, Media has become and hobby and also many people prefer their library to be flexible. They don't want to see the error message on the screen, "format not supported", which in turn provoke their inner child. The best solution is to grab hold of video converter that can convert videos and audios for you in no time.
There are tons of Video Converter on the market, but we want you to not waste time in finding the best one. That's why we are listing the 5 top Video Converter that will help you achieve your flexible media library.
Let's list 5 Top Video Converter:

1. Format Factory(Free)

The number one spot in our 5 top video converter goes to Format Factory. I have used the software myself, and I must say it is one of the best video converter out there. The tool can help you to convert any format to your choice and there are tons of options to choose from. The down side of the tool is the interface, but who cares about the interface when the tool is magnificent in what it does.

Top 5 Video Converter

Have broken videos and audio in your library? The tool will also help fix them. Creating RIPS and videos for the mobile format has never been easy.
This sneak tool also helps you to convert the videos into GIF and that can be used on social media or blogging purposes.

2. MPEG Streamclip (Free)

MPEG Streamclip is another advanced tool to convert your media into the desired output. The tool is available for both the windows and OSX. The tool is versatile and can also be used as a video player and editor for your videos.

Top 5 Video Converter

There are chances that you won't be dissapointed with the software that docks all your media and even plays them. The transcoding is great for such a free tool.
The tool is old, but it works seamlessly in front of other top video converter out there.

3. Any Video Converter

This tool is one of the powerful converter out there. It provides over 60 video format conversion and supports all the major video formats out there, including MPEG4, VOB, etc. The interface is minimalistic and proves helpful for the users to navigate.

Top 5 Video Converter

Another great feature of the software is batch processing and quick access to the output format. You can also choose to download videos from Google and YouTube and convert them according to your needs. You can download here.

4. Handbrake

Handbrake offers tons of features and the most important feature is transcoding. It transcodes videos faster than any other tool out there.
The app is available for iOS, Windows and Linux.

Top 5 Video Converter

The single button conversion helps and the interface of the app is awesome.

5. Freemake Video Converter (Windows Only)

The app is free to use and supports more than 200 video formats. The coolest thing about this application is that it can convert into any format of your choice.

Top 5 Video Converter

All devices are supported by this tool, the only limitation being that the tool is Windows exclusive.
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Monday, February 02, 2015

Top 3 Fiverr Alternatives

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Fiverr alternatives are plenty, but we fail to capitalize on the other options. Let's find out why we need Fiverr alternatives and more.
Fiverr is a micro job site that has made a lot of noise in the job market. The inception began with the idea of providing small jobs at an affordable price of $5. The idea stuck gold and now the site hosts more than 3 million jobs, most of them being empty. The downside of using Fiverr is that half of the jobs are inactive or are filled with fraudulent or spammers.
So, once you order a gig, and there is no reply from the seller, your money is going to get stuck in escrow for X+3 days(where X is the time taken by the seller to complete the job). This completely sucks, as no one wants to get their money or business stuck due to bad seller.
Another negative impact of using Fiverr, is the percentage of money they take as a mediator. Currently, Fiverr charges 20% of the gig amount, i.e. 1 $ out of 5$. This might seem low, but the percentage is high when large amount of offers keep flowing in.

Top 3 Fiverr Alternatives

The top 3 Fiverr alternatives are:FiverUP

FiverUP 

It is definitely one of the best Fiverr alternatives out there. The site is similar to original Fiverr and the reason why it is the best is for advanced features that the site offers.
Gig range is high compared to Fiverr, you can choose to buy or sell gigs that range from $4 to $10000. Recently, Fiverr has come up with a custom offer that lets sellers pitch custom amounts for the buyer.
Other features include shipping and instant delivery, which is quite similar to original Fiverr site.
FiverUp is a powerful platform for the newbies as it enables them to push their gig in the front page once in a day, giving them chances to earn more exposure and hence more orders.
The site also offers GiG extras and account verification remain free for now. The coolest thing about their withdrawal is that there is no limit.
The team behind the FiverUp also tweets your gigs to 100k Followers, bringing you more traffic and sales. Moreover, they post your gigs on their blog for enhanced exposure. Customer Support is good and queries gets resolved 12 hours.

SEO Clerks

SEO Clerks is the hub of internet marketing, SEO and other web services. If you are looking to get your SEO work done, then SEO Clerks is the best Fiverr alternative you have. Gigs ranging from $1 to $999 can be found without any problem.
Other options such as instant delivery, customer support, free listings are also available in SEO Clerks. Visit the site to know more about the site.

RoundShelf

RoundShelf is yet another Fiverr alternative that stands out in the market. It offers affordable freelancers that are 20% cheaper than Fiverr with the same level of functionality and access to marketers.
The range of Gigs being offered is $4-$20 with the option of instant delivery. Similar to FiverUP, RoundShelf also offers free push to the front page of the website. Express deliveries and Gig Extras are also available.

Verdict

Fiverr Alternatives are plenty and it is easy to get confused. We tried to present the top 3 Fiverr alternative for your small needs.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tutorial on How to Create Template in MS Word

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Word is a universal word management software used by tons of users all over the world. And, most of the work in the Word is repetitive and boring work. To do the boring work interesting and less time-consuming, you can choose to use templates in a Word document. Today, we will answer the most fundamental question of how to create a template in Word
There are many ways to create a template in word, but we will follow the most basic of all paths. To create a template in word, you need to first enable the developer mode in the software. By default, the tab is deactivated and can be enabled by moving to Files>Options and then to Customize Ribbon. Once you are in Customize Ribbon, you can find the "developer" on the right-hand tab of the window. Click the checkbox to enable the developer tab.
Tutorial on How to Create Template in MS Word

Once the Developer tab is active, you can begin the process of creating a template in word. The developer tab has many sub-tabs, but we will spend most of the time in Controls sub-section. The control sub-section holds the key to building  a successful template in word.

Tutorial on How to Create Template in MS Word

Inserting Date Controller.

The inserting Date controller is an easy task and can be completed in 3-4 steps. First, you have to click the Date Picker content controller, once done, it appears on the Word document. You can then choose to place it anywhere in the document. You can also beautify it by selecting Design Mode. Design mode is generally for entering manual information into the content control.
You can also choose properties to further customize the content controller. The Data Picker content controller can have a custom title and a tag. You can also choose to lock the controller so that it cannot be deleted from the template.
Other properties include choosing the format of the date being displayed. Advanced formatting is also available and can be set in the XML format.

Content Control 

The next important controller in creating a template in Word is to include a text based controller. The text based controller works similarly to that of the data picker content controller. The text controller can be pre-defined to any format you choose. The inclusion of carriage return can also be checked in Content Control. Similarity to the data picker content control, the text in the content control can be protected from being deleted.

Tutorial on How to Create Template in MS Word

Item List Control and Checkbox Control

The next two important control in creating a template in word are Item list control and a checklist control. Both of them can be accessed from the controls sub-section of Developer tab.

Inserting Document Property

The last step in our process to "create a template in word", is to insert document property hard coded into the document for the future reference. To insert the document property such as author, keywords, etc. you need to select the Design Mode and then hover to Insert tab. Once you are in insert tab, choose Quick Parts> Document Property.

Conclusion

Once all your formatting is done, you can select to save the document and distribute it as you like. Templates can easily increase your productivity and make you feel free.
Keyword: Create a template in word

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Monday, January 12, 2015

DVDFab Blu-ray Copy Review

Posted by Suhel Sayyad

A swift glance

Basically DVDFab Blu-ray Copy is versatile software. It has certain provisions of copying the Blu-ray files to various storages. Further a user is free to customize it according to the needs. It is capable of supporting different technologies like Multi core CPUs, homebrew Lightning Recording etc. But a fact which should keep in mind is that, to play this kind of format Blu-ray Player is essential.

Overview

It is the fully featured Blu-ray Copy/Burner/Cloner. It can copy any Blu-ray to hard disc, blank Blu-ray disc with faster pace. In addition, it can even burn Blu-ray to blank DVD/AVCHD disc.
The titles of the movies can be copied as per user’s choice. It supports 3D Blu-ray. It can be used to clone a BD 3D. It can also be used to compress a BD 50 to BD 25 in original 3D format. And most surprisingly it can copy and convert 3D Blu-ray to 2D Blu-ray. It can convert Blu-ray 3D to Blu-ray SBS 3D. The notable fact is that compression or conversion of a Blu-ray doesn’t affect the original effect.  It can effectively make use of conversion of DTS/LPCM Audio to AC3 to save the space for video.
DVDFab Blu-ray Copy Review

It supports NTSC as well as PAL Blu-ray. For reading a Blu-ray there is no need of installing third party driver since UDF 2.50 parser is internally included.

Key features

Copy any Blu-ray to Blu-ray/DVD/AVCHD disc or Hard disc

It is used to copy any Blu-ray to a Blu-ray/DVD/AVCHD or to a user’s hard disc. A Blu-ray can be burned to blank DVD or AVCHD disc.

Copy Blu-ray with or without compression

To save the space for video it can compress DTS/LPCM Audio to AC3. It can set to remove HD audio.

4 copy modes

I.    Full Disc: It copies whole content including menus and trailers.
II.    Main Movie: It copies longest movie title only.
III.    Customize: It allows copying desired movie titles.
IV.    Clone/Burn: It makes bit to bit copy Blu-ray or burn Blu-ray folder/ISO onto disc.

Ease of use

It has multi lingual support. It is very much easy to operate even to a new user. An experienced user can probably customize the application as per needs.

Supported formats

It can take certain formats as an input like Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder and ISO image file to generate the output as one of the following Blu-ray video disc, AVCHD disc, Blu-ray folder and ISO image file.
It is essential to keep a fact in mind that there are certain requirements of the system where you are going to install this application. It will be categorized into two categories. The categories are as follows:

Basic:

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32/64 bit)
Processor: Pentium II 500 MHz
RAM: 512MB
HDD: 100GB
Blu-ray drive
Internet Connection: Needed

Suggested

 OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32/64 bit)
Processor: Core 2 Quad and above
RAM: 2GB
HDD: 1TB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 and above
Blu-ray drive
Internet Connection: Needed
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Monday, January 05, 2015

Tutorial on How to Use ShapeChef- An Add on for Powerpoint Presentation

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
ShapChef is a powerful add-in for the Powerpoint package. It lets you manipulate icons, pictures, charts etc. in an organized manner. The add-in is powerful and offers hundreds of options for a better experience for the users. In addition, the add-in lets you store information in the cloud. The add-in is the powerhouse of hundreds and thousands of libraries which can be used anywhere at any time. All the libraries are free to download. The only downside of ShapeChef is that it is paid add-in. But, you can try it for free. The trial version lasts 30 days.

Installing ShapeChef

Installing ShapeChef is easy. You need to download the add-in from here and save it your desktop. Run the installer once the download is complete. During the installation, it is recommended to make an account o ShapeChef site so that you will be able to use their cloud services for free. Using cloud will also let you share your work to other people.

Using ShapeChef

ShapeChef UI is intuitive and that's why it's quite easy to use. Let's go through the application once, so that you get an in-depth understanding of how to use the add-in effectively.
Once you launch PowerPoint, the ShapeChef add-in menu option will surface at the top-right menu. Click that menu option and the ShapeChef small window will open on the right side of the PowerPoint application as shown below.
Tutorial on How to Use ShapeChef- An Add on for Powerpoint Presentation


The submenu option of the ShapeChef contains the following options
  • Shapes Panel - Show Shapes Panel, Add Online Library
  • Shape Library - Add Shape, Download Shapes, Import Shapes and Add User.
  • ShapeChef - My Account, Check for Updates and About.
Additionally, there will be licensing option if you are using the trial version. The option goes away once you have the full paid version.

Shapes Panel

Shapes Panel contain two options Show Shapes Panel and Add Online Library. With Show Shapes Panel, you will be greeted with the same side panel as you first open the ShapeChef. The Shapes panel opens by default.

Add Online Library

This option will let you use the online cloud feature of ShapeChef. To use it, you need to register an account with them. Once done, you can easily avail the service by adding your own library and sharing them with peers. 

Tutorial on How to Use ShapeChef- An Add on for Powerpoint Presentation

Shape Library

Shape Library is easy to use. You can add shape, download shapes or import shapes. Furthermore, you can additional users for using the add-in.
To add a shape, select the shape and click on add shape button. You will be prompted to choose the category to which you want to add the shape. You can also add custom shapes with the help of "import shapes." button.
Tutorial on How to Use ShapeChef- An Add on for Powerpoint Presentation


To download shapes in the form of the library, use the Download Shapes button. Click on the library and start downloading. 

Tutorial on How to Use ShapeChef- An Add on for Powerpoint Presentation

ShapeChef Sub-Menu option

This sub-menu option is only for information. You can check your account, look for updates or choose to know more about the software by clicking on About. 

Tutorial on How to Use ShapeChef- An Add on for Powerpoint Presentation

Verdict

ShapeChef is an excellent add-in for PowerPoint. It helps to manage shapes, share them and implement them in various PowerPoint projects. The add-in costs only $39.99 and is highly recommended.
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Monday, December 15, 2014

VistaPrint T-Shirt Print Review

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Vistaprint is by a wide margin the most conspicuous name in internet printing. In any case, that does not make it the best alternative out there. Except for being the most reduced cost the greater part of the T-shirt printers surveyed, there is no other zone in which Vistaprint emerges from the swarm. See for yourself what our surveys found.

Requesting from Vistaprint provided for you loads of choices. The particular case that was centered around most was the alternative to transfer your own outline. Notwithstanding, in the event that you don't have a picture, Vistaprint offers a wide mixed bag of fill-in-the-clear outline layouts you can browse. There is impossible for you to make your own from a clear canvas. The altering instruments on the Vistaprint site are inadequate in adaptability. 

VistaPrint T-Shirt Print Review


Vistaprint.com's paper item requesting methodology worked really well, however with regards to T-shirts, we discovered them to be outmatched by other shirt-particular organizations. Transferring work of art documents was simple, and the online T-shirt outline device worked fine, however was to a great degree essential contrasted with those different locales. Furthermore, as dependably, pages upon pages of irritating uncommon offers postponed checkout.

Vistaprint.in is an extraordinary decision for clients who need to make their outline on location by utilizing a premade format or off-website by utilizing a downloadable clear guide.

Our Vistaprint.in request took ten business days for creation and delivery, which tied for the slowest conveyance time contrasted with different locales we requested T-shirts from. The bundle incorporated an expansive postal box with each one shirt collapsed and plastic-wrapped.

Vitsaprint.in's T-shirts were among the better print occupations we looked into when taking a gander at general quality. The clarity of outline components, for example, content, lines, and inclinations, was extremely noteworthy, and the printed shades were precise to the particular Pantone colors included in our configuration. The 100% cotton, Anvil T-shirt felt a little more slender than others, yet felt like a superb T-shirt.

We were exceptionally inspired with the general estimation of the T-shirts from Vistaprints.in. The expense every shirt was effectively one of the least expensive, both altogether cost and every shirt cost. That, joined with the extraordinary quality rating, made for a percentage of the best general T-shirt requests we inspected when taking a gander at worth.
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

H.265 Encoder Enabled TDMore DVD Converter

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Hello, guys, it is time to point out you the new technology, TDMore dvd converter and Blu-ray converter has H.265 Encoder enabled, that permitting Blu-ray/DVD to H.265 MP4 & MKV video conversion. In step with our check, the output file size could also be reduced by 57%. And therefore the video quality is that the same or perhaps higher. It's going to take longer time to convert dvd or Blu-ray to H.265 video. However, it's an opportunity to cut back the video file size with identical quality.

H.265 Encoder might meet the wants for people who would love to urge H.265 videos.
H.265/High potency Video coding (HEVC) could be a video compression customary, a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), that was collectively developed by the ISO/IEC moving-picture show experts moving picture (MPEG) and ITU-T Video coding expert group (VCEG). HEVC is alleged to double the info compression quantitative relation compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC at identical level of video quality.

TDMore DVD Converter, a strong dvd device computer code, is meant with H.265 Encoder to tear and convert dvd to H.265 HD videos. The output H.265 videos are five hundredth smaller than the H.264 videos. TDMore Blu-ray device, a strong Blu-ray converter computer code, is meant with H.265 Encoder to tear and convert Blu-ray to H.265 HD videos. The output H.265 videos are five hundredth smaller than the H.264 videos with original quality unbroken.

H.265 Encoder Enabled TDMore DVD Converter

How does H.265 Encoder work?

H.265 Encoder (built in TDMore dvd device and Blu-ray Converter) empowers users to convert DVD/Blu-ray disc, ISO or folder to MKV H.265 or MP4 H.265 with top quality output. TDMore dvd device equipped with H.265 Encoder allows you to convert your favorite videodisc movies to MKV H.265 or MP4 H.265 to unharness your space and allow you to get pleasure from the upper videodisc videos.
If you have got several Blu-ray movies, you'll be worry free regarding their giant size possessing giant space for storing of your devices with TDMore Blu-ray device. It will convert your Blu-ray movies in top quality formats of MKV H.265 or MP4 H.265 with 50 percent compressions.

H.265 Even for higher video quality with 1/2 file size

H.265 Encoder in-built TDMore dvd device & Blu-ray device is in a position to not solely downsize the output video file to five hundredth, however additionally greatly improve the output video quality.
The development team of TDMore computer code is dedicated to optimizing the engineered H.265 Encoder by employing a series of technologies. Underneath this circumstance, the output videos made by TDMore device merchandise are downsized with a better video quality compared with H.264 Encoder and the other former write in code technologies.

H.265 Encoder Enabled TDMore DVD Converter

Where to play H.265 Video?

Some users might surprise that if there are any players or devices to support H.265 videos since the H.265 videos don't seem to be in style. Frankly, in step with the analysis, the overwhelming majority of thought player developers is launching the technologies for taking part in H.265 videos. By means that of looking on Google, you'll realize many players support H.265 video playback. Moreover, some manufactures even market their H. 265 video devices.

According to the data point information comes from the third party, it's obvious that moveable devices and computers in support of taking part in H.265 video are wide unfold and therefore the cargo is on the rise. This means that H.265 video is extremely popular within the future. Because the leading video tool developer, TDMore can spare no efforts to produce users the simplest video expertise in accordance with the latest technology all identical.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tutorial to Use data Recovery Wizard to Recover Lost Data

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
EaseUS data Recovery Wizard Free, secure and effective knowledge recovery tool, provides you with the most effective hard drive recovery expertise.  Simply put out in easy steps so you’ll be able to get all of your data back.

Step 1: Launch the Program and begin a Scan

First of all please transfer the program and install it on your PC ( DO NOT install it on the disk where you lost your data.  Otherwise those lost files and data will be overwritten.)

#1 Choose Forms of Lost Data

When launching this program, initially to be noticed is the file sort choose page.  All the common file formats are classified into six completely different classes on this page.  There classes are: graphic, audio, document, video, email and different.  All the classes are checked by default.  Deciding on the particular forms of files you wish to retrieve can sharply accelerate the scanning process.


How to Use data Recovery Wizard to Recover Lost Data

#2 Choose a Location to Begin Finding Data

Please choose a location to begin finding data, for example: desktop – windows – libraries – fixed disk drives – lost fixed disk drives. (This choice is appropriate for information lost by deleting a partition, losing a partition or re-partitioning.  Our program can browse the partition table and list all the deleted partitions data.)


How to Use data Recovery Wizard to Recover Lost Data

Step 2: Scan Your pc or Device

On the top of the program you will see the method bar displaying the time left for recovery.  Next to the bar there is a stop and pause button.  The pause button permits you to quickly pause the scan and resume it later.  Below the method bar is the calculable remaining time and a scan graph displays the method in proportion.

How to Use data Recovery Wizard to Recover Lost Data


Technically the primary scans are terribly fast.  Our program can initially list all the files that are merely deleted or cleaned from the recycle bin.  A window can prompt you to use Deep Scan for an extra recovery at the beginning of the primary scan.  You would use Deep Scan in these two situations:

  1. You cannot find the files you would like from the primary scan.
  2. The recovered files can’t be properly opened.

By clicking Deep Scan at the bottom left, our program can perform a brand new sector by sector scan, which takes longer than a primary scan.  Please wait and don’t interrupt in the middle is possible.


How to Use data Recovery Wizard to Recover Lost Data

Step 3: Preview and Recover the Files

The scan result interface is split into three components.  On the left is the Directory Tree list that offers you three strategies (by path, varieties and time) to quickly filter the files.  The window in the middle displays all the files and folders within the folder designed on the left window with all the data (date and type).  The window at the correct aspect displays a thumbnail and data for the file designed within the middle window.  It provides a preview choice to preview some specific file.


How to Use data Recovery Wizard to Recover Lost Data


After the preview or search, you’ll be able to choose the targeted files and then press the recover button to recover and save them to your PC (Please don’t save the files to the drive or device where you lost the data).


How to Use data Recovery Wizard to Recover Lost Data


Moreover, you’ll be able to export the scan by clicking Export Scan and you’ll be able to import the scan results so you can perform another recovery while you look through the results of the first scan.

How to Use data Recovery Wizard to Recover Lost Data

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Impact of Digital Media over DVD and VCDs

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Present day media is no more restricted to a TV or radio show, daily paper or ad. Rather, today's media - from content to feature and sound - might be spared and imparted electronically, utilizing everything from desktop workstations to little cell phones. This electronic scattering of media has had an influential effect on the way individuals convey for individual reasons, school and even business. Then again, advanced media has not had just a positive effect on business.
Since, we all know that it is the era of digital technology and it is called as digital world and everything has certain impact on certain thing. Same impact digital media has brought. Digital Media has brought massive impacts over DVD and VCDs.
Impact of Digital Media over DVD and VCDs
Since many years, sending out data and software via CD or DVD was the only way for software companies to keep their customers up-to-date with their latest releases. As technology has evolved, many companies have adopted digital distribution methods, but not all businesses have succeeded in making that switch. When considering what distribution method would be best for our customers, we took many factors into consideration, one of them being the environmental impact of using CDs or DVDs versus digital distribution as our means to disseminate software. In this post, I will bring forward some of the negative environmental consequences that result from using and producing CDs and DVDs. In part two of this series, I will talk about the efficient and ecofriendly way that we at geologic get our customers the information they need. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that digital media has ruined the life of DVD and VCDs. They have changed the mind set of people has been changed by the digital media. Digital Media I providing us the stuff in seconds, we do not wait for the cleanness of DVD scratches; you can play your favorite movie without filling up your cardboard. Friends that’s what technology has brought for us.

SUM UP

I generally realized that downloading programming through advanced means must be more ecologically benevolent than getting a CD, complete with gem case, plastic wrap, and plate, however I never could have speculated what sort of ecological issues a product organization like geologic may have the capacity to help relieve by changing from physical to computerized appropriation strategies. Since they create significantly more carbon emanations than computerized conveyance, and are hard to discard, CDs and DVDs have an evidently negative effect on our planet.
That was about the impact of digital media over DVD and VCDs. Since, your know that digital media has impacted on many aspects. If you have any queries left about the topic then do share it with us. We will try to remove your queries as soon as possible. I hope you have liked this article. If you have liked our work then do share it with your friends or relatives, you shares and like mean a lot us. Spread our voice by sharing this piece of knowledge.

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Tutorial on Gimp vs. Photoshop

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
When I think about Gimp vs. Photoshop, I always come to realize that there is more than meets the eye. Photoshop is popular image editing software for professionals around the world. It has huge community, comprehensive documentation and the best features; one can get from a photo editing software.
Gimp (The GNU Image Manipulation Program) on the other hand, an open source, pretty powerful image editing software that makes the world a good place. I am a huge fan of open source, but this won’t affect the comparison a little bit. The review will be an unbiased review and in the age of Information technology, false information has more chance to propagate than accurate information.
Gimp and Photoshop dominates the online world of Image Editing Software, both offering unique advantage over each other. We are going to discuss their difference, advantage and disadvantage in a linear way, trying to formulate the information in a very clear layman terms.
The software versions used are Gimp 2.8.0 and Photoshop CS6. Let’s see who emerges in the fight of the titans, Gimp vs. Photoshop.

Is Gimp any better than Photoshop?

Initial Cost

Gimp is a powerful open source tool that enables a good alternative to Photoshop. The biggest advantage of using Gimp is that it’s free. This gives lots of breathing space for new designers and developers, when compared to Adobe products, which starts from minimum $700.

Operating System Supported

Linux (an open source operating system) users have only one option when compared to Photoshop and that is Gimp. Adobe has actively denied the request of developers and designers to port their software to Linux but they refuse to acknowledge them.

Gimp vs. Photoshop
Gimp vs. Photoshop

Space and Stability

Hard drive space is not an issue for most of the users right now, but for the sake of proper comparison, Gimp uses 1/20th size of Photoshop hard drive space. This gives an advantage for those who are using age-old hardware and are not upgrading their rigs for some reason or other. On older system, GIMP provides more stability and performs way faster than Photoshop. Gimp also provides portable editions, so that you can put into a thumbnail and can run it on array of different Operating Systems like Windows, Linux, Mac-OS etc.

Open Source Advantage

Gimp is Open Source (Software that are free to modify both in development and production stages) provides the perfect platform for hackers to modify the core and do plugin development which further improves the functionality of GIMP. This is where, Gimp vs. Photoshop gets interesting and Gimp clearly triumphs over Photoshop.  Photoshop is limited by official scripts and make it hard for customization if needed. Gimp on the other hand, makes importing custom image algorithms for your projects easy.

Open Document Format Support

Let’s look into Open Document Format Support. GIMP development team are working on an Open Document Type that will support delivering documents between open platforms, objects, supporting layers etc. On the other hand, there are no plans from Adobe to support Open Document Format. There is a trend in the Industry giants to discard progressing open-source formats and software’s and this provides a simple insight that “Competition is more serious than the welfare of the community.”
 

Plugins Support

Both the software’s are good in features and plugin support. Gimp provides official plugins through http://registry.gimp.org/ . The platform is very useful for advanced users who can share experiences and contribute at the same time.

Frequent Upgrades

Gimp is less updated but overall the updates are held for major releases. The last update was version 2.8. The latest version brings colossal improvements and ultimately bridged the gap between Photoshop and Gimp. With 2.8 releases, Gimp is no more a hobbyist tool and is taken seriously by professionals. Gimp provides a product map for readers to keep an eye on. You can fetch it from here.

Themes

Great themes are provided by the GIMP team. In comparison, Photoshop fails to provide themes for their UI.

Navigation

GIMP sports an exciting and easy to use User Interface. Photoshop on the other hand provides hard but useful navigation tools like Pan Tool, Fick Panning.

Is Photoshop any better than gimp?

Sharing documents

The ratio according to an infographic is 98 % to 2 % but this infographic is highly questionable as the count of GIMP 2.8 downloads have crossed 6.8 million. Still the ratio is very uneven and this round of GIMP vs. Photoshop goes to Photoshop.
Gimp on the other hand can handle .PSD files but with omitted details like smart objects but basic layers, blender modes are supported.

Gimp vs. Photoshop 

Training

Training is an important aspect for any software and Photoshop wins this by miles. Well-structured Courses and tutorials are floating around the web and can be easily accessed and mastered in few weeks.
In comparison, GIMP also provides wealth of tutorials but most of them are not structured and requires a good amount of fiddling. It brings frustration for the learners and makes the learning curve a tad high.

Product Integration (Image & Vector)

Adobe showcases strong inter product integration of Photoshop, illustrator and InDesign. When compared to GIMP, the integration fails badly and there is minimal connection between GIMP, Scribus, Blender and Inkspace.

Gimp vs. Photoshop

Macros

Macros (a shortened instruction for completing a complex task) are commonly used in Photoshop to complete tasks called Actions. On the other hand, Gimps has scripting only that is hard to learn and implement and can make customization tedious and time-consuming.

Colour Picker

Photoshop Colour Picker has more information in a well-represented manner. GIMP fails in this aspect and can improve this feature in next releases.

Non-Destructive Editing

Non-Destructive Editing is a process of editing the image such that the actual pixels are not touched. This is a very important technique when professionals have to do lots of changes in their work. This technique is used by nearly all operations in Photoshop.
Photoshop is above par compared to GIMP in this category, only be concerned by professionals, if they want constant changes in their work.
There are way too many features that can be compared and pitted against. But, the aim of the comparative guide is not exhaustive and more generative.

Conclusion

Photoshop has dominated the market and the open-source has always been there. Despite of the fact, both of them have their respective position and advantage over each other. Weather it is, Photoshop vs. Gimp or Open-Source vs. propriety software, there is no clear cut winner. We must know the difference well to use them on appropriate situations.
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