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"GIF" stands for graphics interchange format, and it refers to animated images found on the Internet. GIFs were first developed in 1987, but increased network bandwidth and Internet accessibility have made them a favorit... More »

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Central processing unit, graphics processing unit and format are three computer vocabulary terms. Whereas the first two refer to hardware components, format refers to a software process that affects devices that store da... More »

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According to HowStuffWorks, a graphics card translates the pixels from video data into images seen on the screen. The central processing unit sends information regarding the image to the graphics card. The card then figu... More »

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Digital images can be converted to JPEG format by using built-in graphics painting programs, pre-installed photo-imaging software or free online image converters. The conversion process may result in a loss of visual qua... More »

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Make a custom PC desktop wallpaper by using an image editing program such as Adobe Photoshop or GIMP to create new graphics or modify an existing image, such as by changing its colors or adding text. Use the programs to ... More »

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Some good laptops for graphic design include the 15.4-inch Apple Macbook Pro with retina display, the 13-inch Macbook Air and the ASUS ROG 17.3-inch gaming laptop with GeForce GTX 860M graphics, as of 2015. Each offers a... More »

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A DIY ViDock is a user-created ViDock setup that allows a laptop computer to access an external graphics card, which boosts the graphics performance of the laptop. The DIY approach can save the user money through purchas... More »

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