EximiousSoft Banner Maker

The program is a powerful yet easily software for creating banner ads. Web buttons and headers etc. web graphics. It provides a full set of professional image-editing tools and friendly interface to compose GIF, JPG, PNG images.

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In Workspace, you can click on the "Preview" tab to preview the most realistic performance of the currently designed banner in a web browser. Baner Maker supports exporting banners in GIF, PNG, and JPG web image formats, which are then loaded by the browser.

GIF Compression

GIF uses the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression method to store and reduce single or multiple images within the file by up to 40% of their original size. These images can contain up to 256 colors, and do not lose its original quality during compression. Although GIF is a "lossless" format, the conversion of imported images to GIF format may lose some of their quality in the transition from True Color to 256-color. This allows users to create clear backdrops for their images, letting a Web page's background colors show through. GIF also supports image interlacing, allowing users to watch the image "fade-in" as it downloads.

GIF compression options

  • Colors Count: Specify how many colors the generated GIF file contains, up to 256 colors.
  • Matte Color: This color is filled in the area where the image is not completely transparent. Usually the background color of the browser is also set to this color.
  • Dither: a method of creating new shades or colors from a pattern of preexisting shades or colors. Setting the intensity value at 100 gets the best color gradient result for photo realistic images. Setting it at 0 works best for line art images. When working with file size constraints, it's best to set dither at a low value. When deselect the option "Dither Needed", It is just same as to set intensity at 0.
  • Loop Forever: Check this option and the generated animation will loop in the browser.
  • Loop Times: Used to specify the number of times the generated animation is limited to play in the browser.
  • Save Whole Animation: Save the whole image frames to an animation if it has more frames.
  • Save Active Frame: save the active frame to a static GIF image.

JPG Compression

JPG is a commonly used method of compression for photographic images. The degree of compression can be adjusted, allowing a selectable tradeoff between storage size and image quality. JPEG typically achieves 10:1 compression with little perceptible loss in image quality. JPEG compression is used in a number of image file formats. JPEG/Exif is the most common image format used by digital cameras and other photographic image capture devices; along with JPEG/JFIF, it is the most common format for storing and transmitting photographic images on the World Wide Web. These format variations are often not distinguished, and are simply called JPEG.

JPG compression options

  • Subfile type: Select from available subfile types. Depending on the current Colors selection, various subfile types are available.
  • Matte Color: This color is filled in the area where the image is not completely transparent.
  • Quality: JPG compression always loses some image quality. Quality specifies the quality of the compressed image, where 100 is the highest and 1 is the lowest. The higher the image quality adjustment, the longer it takes to convert and save the file.
  • Progressive: Progressive JPG files are the same as regular JPG files, but the image displays at full size as quickly as possible, and clarifies as it is loaded.
  • Photometic: Specify whether to choose RGB color space or Ycbcr color space.

PNG Compression

For the Web, PNG really has three main advantages over GIF: alpha channels (variable transparency), gamma correction (cross-platform control of image brightness), and two-dimensional interlacing (a method of progressive display). PNG also compresses better than GIF in almost every case, but the difference is generally only around 5% to 25%, not a large enough factor to encourage folks to switch on that basis alone. One GIF feature that PNG does not try to reproduce is multiple-image support, especially animations; PNG was and is intended to be a single-image format only.

PNG compression options

  • Filters: PNG standardizes a number of filter methods and filter types that may be used to prepare image data for compression. Filtering transforms the byte sequence in a scanline to an equal length sequence of bytes preceded by a filter type byte.
  • Compression Level: Specify a compression level of up to 8. The higher the level, the smaller the image size.
  • Interlace: Pass extraction splits a PNG image into a sequence of reduced images (the interlaced PNG image) where the first image defines a coarse view and subsequent images enhance this coarse view until the last image completes the PNG image.