The second week of the Photojournalism module saw us recapping on the use of JPEG images and other different image file types. This was especially useful as it had been a while since we had learnt about this topic. We talked about the compression of images and how continuously saving a JPEG file causes it to pixellate and also about the different colour pallets of GIF’s opposed to JPEG. This is going to be especially important in this module, if I am to keep my photographs at a high quality I mustn’t forget all these points.
The writing of the article is easy enough as we have had plenty of practice, but it has been a long time since I have used photoshop and the brief explanation of how to resize images was really handy. I remember that I had struggled to work this out in a few of my multimedia newsdays at the start of the year when it is actually extremely simple.
Getting to play around in photoshop is a definite help that will improve my work in the future, however it has a really steep learning curve and I have forgotten almost everything that I had learned prior to uni.