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Application Software and Digital Media What Can Your Computer Do for You? Chapter 3
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Student Learning Outcomes 1.Describe the difference between application software and system software. 2.Define key concepts in application software including personal productivity software, versions, and suites. 3.List and describe the eight major categories of personal productivity software tools.
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Student Learning Outcomes 4.Describe digital media and why knowing something about digital media is important. 5.Define the concepts related to two-dimensional images and photos, 3-D graphics, audio, and video.
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Introduction There are two major categories of software – system software and application software. Both system and application software are vitally important to your productivity.
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Introduction System Software System Software Application Software Application Software Two main categories of software Two main categories of software SimNet Concepts Support CD: Introduction to Software
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Examples Application Software Inventory Management Financial Management Writing Term Papers Slide Presentations
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies 3.1 The Application Software You Need Personal productivity software is application software that is designed to help you be more productive in performing personal tasks such as: –Writing letters –Managing your checkbook –Creating electronic slides
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Personal Productivity Software DesktopPublishingDesktopPublishing WordProcessingWordProcessing WebAuthoringWebAuthoring CraphicsCraphicsPIMPIMPresentationPresentationSpreadsheetSpreadsheet PersonalFinancePersonalFinance DBMSDBMS Web Browser
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Let Your Needs Drive Your Purchase p.3.69 Fig. 3.1
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Software Publishers, Names, and Versions Corel Paradox 10 PUBLISHER NAME VERSION
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Application Software Suites p.3.70 Fig. 3.2
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Software Suites Four major software suites Microsoft Office 2003 Pro Microsoft Office 2003 Premium WordPerfect Office 2002 Standard WordPerfect Office 2002 Pro
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Software Suites A bundle of related software packages sold together as a single package Two major advantages: Less Expensive Ease of use
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies 3.2 Personal Productivity Software Tools Writing a letter (Word processing) Creating a presentation (Presentation) Maintaining a checking account balance (Spreadsheet or Personal Finance) Creating a graph (Graphics)
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Word Processing & Desktop Publishing Word processing software helps you create letters, memos, and other basic documents Desktop publishing software extends word processing software to include design and formatting techniques to enhance the layout and appearance of a document
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Word Processing Software – Some Capabilities Templates Grammar Check AutoCorrect Marco Language Smart Tags Thesaurus Columns Tracking Changes Tables Spell Check Collaboration Mail Merge
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Designing a Web Page Using HTML HTML allows you to specify: The content to appear on the Web site The content to appear on the Web site The formatting of that content The formatting of that content Awards & Honors
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Web Authoring Software p Fig. 3.3 SimNet Concepts Support CD: HTML - The Language of the Internet and HTML Editors
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Web Authoring Software Animation Graphical images Audio Video clips Design Develop Maintain Web pages and/or Web sites Web authoring software is application software that helps you design and develop Web sites and pages that you can publish on the Web
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Graphics Software Crop (adjust) photos to an appropriate size Add captions Change and transpose colors Combine photos to create a photo collage Work freehand to create drawings Create and manipulate 3-D images Add animation features
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Graphics Software p Fig. 3-4 SimNet Concepts Support CD: Graphics Software
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Spreadsheet Software p Fig 3.6 SimNet Concepts Support CD: Spreadsheet Applications
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Spreadsheet Software NumbersFunctionsFormulas = B5+C5+D5+E5=SUM(B5:E5)
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Presentation Software p Fig. 3-7 SimNet Concepts Support CD: Presentation Applications
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Productivity with Presentation Software Add audio and video Insert images, photos, and art Incorporate links to Web sites Use slide transitions to move from one slide to the next Time the changing of the slides so you dont have to manually move from one slide to the next Apply design templates to create a consistent look and feel for all your slides Insert common header and footer information on all your slides Print handout pages (with multiple slides per page) for your audience
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Personal Information Management Software Can create and maintain… To-do lists Appointments and calendars Points of contact Primary software for PDAs or palmtop computers Software available for desktop and notebook computers
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Personal Finance Software Personal Finance software capabilities: –Maintain a checkbook, prepare a budget, track investments, monitor credit card balances, pay bills electronically Online banking is the use of your computer system, to interact electronically with your bank, including: –Writing checks, transferring funds, and obtaining a list of your account transactions
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Database Management System (DBMS) Software Allows you to manage large amounts of information Arrange, modify, and extract information
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Database Management System Software Database management system (DBMS) –Used to manage large amounts of information –Allows you to arrange, modify, and extract information from a database –Create logical relationships among groups of information DBMSs work on everything from PDAs to large mainframes SimNet Concepts Support CD: Database Applications and Database Management Systems
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Two Most Common Web Browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer Netscape Communicator SimNet Concepts Support CD: Web Browsers
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Software p Fig SimNet Concepts Support CD: Using and Web Browsers
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies 3.3 Digital Media Digital media is any type of media or information that is represented and stored discretely as a series of 0s and 1s Art Animation SoundsVideo PhotosImages
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Digital Media: Word of Caution When creating a Web site with media that is not text, you must walk a fine line between your desire for photos and images with a high quality of resolution and the issue of how long it will take somebody to download those photos and images
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Two-Dimensional Images and Photos Bitmap graphic (raster graphic or a bitmap) is a grid of dots, with each dot representing a specific color, which makes up the entire image or photo Vector graphic creates and stores a set of instructions for re-creating the image or photo Image resolution refers to the density of the grid used for the image
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Two-Dimensional Images and Photos Color palette is the selection of colors that will be used for each dot in the bitmap graphic grid Grayscale palette a color palette which is used to produce images and photos in a black-and- white style using shades of grays True color or 24-bit color palette a color palette having 16.7 million colors True color 32-bit color palette a color palette having 16.7 million colors and special effects such as transparency and dithering
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Variety Graphics Formats.png.tiff or.tif.bmp.gif.jpeg or.jpg
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Three Dimensional (3-D) 3-D – Technology that presents information to you in such a way that you have the illusion that the object youre viewing is actually in the room with you 3-D graphics instructions including length, width, locations, and drawing parameters for creating a wireframe of the image
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies 3-D Terminology Wireframe is the complete skeletal structure of a 3-D graphic image Rendering is the process of covering the wireframe with colors and textures Ray tracing is a technique for adding shades and shadows to a 3-D graphic based on the location of a light source
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Creating 3-D Images SimNet Concepts Support CD: Graphics Software p Fig. 3-14
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Newest Types of Digital Media Audio Video SimNet Concepts Support CD: Sound and Video Software
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Audio Concepts Waveform audio is a digital representation of sounds, in which samples of a sound are captured at periodic intervals (sampling rate) and stored as unique sequences of 0s and 1s Sampling rate is the number of times per second (hertz) that a sound is captured during the recording process.aif.ra.mp3.wav
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Digital Video Video files are extremely large because of their: Frame rate Video window size Multiple tracks
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Digital Video Terminology Video Window size refers to how large the window is on your screen as it displays a video Video frame rate number of frames per second (fps) used for a video Tracks refers to the number of various forms of media in the video i.e. voice, music, and video would be three tracks
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3.4 Consumer Q&A 1.When I Buy Software, Do I Really Own it? 2.Is There Software I Can Try Out before I Buy It? 3.Is Installing Software a Difficult Task? 4.How Can I Add Video to My Web Site?
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies 3.6 Key Terms.aif (Audio Interchange Format).bmp.gif (Graphics Image format.jpeg.mp3.png (Portable Network Graphic).ra (RealAudio).tiff.wav (Wave) 3-D graphics Application software Bitmap graphic Color palette
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies 3.6 Key Terms Database management system software (DBMS) Desktop publishing software Graphics software Image resolution Personal finance software Personal information management (PIM) software Personal productivity software Presentation software Ray tracing Rendering
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies 3.6 Key Terms Sampling rate Spreadsheet software System software Vector graphic Video frame rate Waveform audio Web authoring software Wireframe Word processing software
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Review of Concepts 1.Identifying Personal Productivity Software Tools 2.Matching Careers to Personal Productivity Software Tools What software is in your future? 3.Understanding Formulas and Functions Buy a home for an investment
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Hands On Projects E-Commerce 1.Downloading Players and Plug-Ins Enjoy all forms of Web multimedia 2.Finding Freeware and Shareware Caution: Freeware may not be free 3.Buying Software Download it from the Web
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Hands On Projects Ethics, Security & Privacy 1.Software Piracy Its a big problem world wide Should poorer countries be denied access to software and other technologies? How much is too much money for software publishers to make?
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Hands On Projects on the Web 1.Storing Your Personal Files on the Web It can be free 2.Learning More about Digital Media Whats a bitblt? 3.Downloading Free Images, Photos, and Art 4.Finding Free Screen Savers Are they really necessary?
©2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies Hands On Projects Group Activities 1.Building a Web Page with Microsoft Word Its as simple as typing 2.Capturing Audio on Your Computer Its as simple as speaking 3.Games and Entertainment Software 4.Using Microsoft Paint Can you draw with your mouse?
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