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4. CHAPTER. SPECIALIZED APPLICATION SOFTWARE. Competencies. Describe graphics software Discuss audio and video software Describe multimedia Explain Web authoring. Competencies cont. Describe the impact of artificial intelligence Discuss virtual reality and VRML

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4

CHAPTER

SPECIALIZED APPLICATION SOFTWARE


Competencies
Competencies

  • Describe graphics software

  • Discuss audio and video software

  • Describe multimedia

  • Explain Web authoring


Competencies cont
Competencies cont.

  • Describe the impact of artificial intelligence

  • Discuss virtual reality and VRML

  • Discuss knowledge-based (expert) systems

  • Discuss robotics


Graphics
Graphics

  • Desktop publishing

  • Image editors

  • Illustration programs

  • Image galleries

  • Graphic suites


Desktop publishing
Desktop Publishing

  • Programs that allow you to create publications

    • Mix text and graphics

    • Professional quality

  • Popular programs

    • Adobe Page Maker

    • Microsoft Publisher

    • QuarkXPress


Image editors
Image Editors

  • Programs for creating and editing bitmap images

    • Bitmap images use dots or pixels to represent an image

    • Bitmap images are also called raster images

  • Popular programs

    • Microsoft Paint

    • Adobe Photoshop

    • Corel PhotoPaint


Illustration programs
Illustration Programs

  • Programs used to create and edit vector images

  • Drawing programs

  • Vector images use geometric shapes or objects

  • Popular programs

    • Adobe Illustrator

    • CorelDraw

    • Macromedia FreeHand

    • Micrografx Designer


Image galleries
Image Galleries

  • Libraries of electronic images

  • Used for a variety of applications

  • Two basic types

    • Stock photographs

    • Clip art



Graphic suites
Graphic Suites

  • Bundled graphic programs

  • Can buy a larger variety of graphics programs at a lower cost

  • Popular suites

    • CorelDraw Graphics Suite

    • Corel's Graphic Pack

    • Micrografx's ABC Graphic Suite


Audio and video
Audio and Video

  • Video editing software

    • Enhances digital video footage

    • Apple's iMovie & Windows Movie Maker

  • Audio editing software

    • Creates and edits audio clips

    • Can create your own MP3s

    • SonicFoundry's ACID Music & Syntrillium Software's Cool Edit


Multimedia
Multimedia

  • The integration of a variety of media into one presentation

    • Video

    • Music

    • Voice

    • Graphics

    • Text

  • Should include user interactivity



Developing multimedia presentations
Developing Multimedia Presentations

  • Plan

  • Design

  • Create

  • Support

Multimedia Authoring Program


Web authoring
Web Authoring

  • Develop and create a web site

  • Web site design

    • Create a graphical map of overall content

    • Add multimedia elements like animation

      • Macromedia's Flash

      • Morphing


Web authoring programs
Web Authoring Programs

  • Known as Web page editors or HTML editors

    • Provide support for Web site design

    • Creates HTML coding

  • Popular programs

    • Macromedia Dreamweaver

    • NetObjects Fusion

    • Microsoft FrontPage


Emerging applications
Emerging Applications

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)

    • Attempts to simulate human senses, thought processes, and actions

    • Designed to help people and organizations become more productive

  • Three areas of AI

    • Virtual reality

    • Knowledge-based (expert) systems

    • Robotics


Virtual reality
Virtual Reality

  • Artificial or simulated reality

    • Generated in 3-D by a computer

    • Commonly known as VR, artificial reality, or virtual environments

  • Virtual reality modeling language (VRML)

    • Used to create real-time animated 3-D scenes

    • Cosmos Worlds from Cosmos Software


Knowledge based expert systems
Knowledge-Based (Expert) Systems

  • Artificial intelligence that uses a database for assistance

  • Database is known as a knowledge base

  • Many use "fuzzy logic"


Robotics
Robotics

  • The field of study concerned with using robots

  • Robots are computer-controlled machines

    • Mimic the motor activities of living things

    • Three types of robots

      • Perception systems

      • Industrial robots

      • Mobile robots


A look to the future artificial intelligence
A Look to the FutureArtificial Intelligence

  • Research is being done to give robots a sense of values so they can make decisions independently

  • The Saya robot is under development in Tokyo


Key terms

animation (101)

artificial reality (105)

artificial intelligence (105)

audio editing software (98)

bitmap image (96)

buttons (100)

clip art (97)

desktop publishing program (96)

drawing program (97)

expert systems (106)

flash (101)

fuzzy logic (106)

graphical map (101)

graphics suite (98)

HTML editors (104)

illustration program (97)

image editors (96)

Key Terms


Key terms1

image gallery (97)

immersive experience (106)

industrial robots (107)

interactivity (99)

knowledge base (106)

knowledge-based system (106)

links (100)

mobile robots (107)

morphing (101)

multimedia (99)

multimedia authoring programs (100)

page layout program (96)

paint programs (96)

perception systems (107)

pixels (96)

raster image (96)

robotics (107)

robots (107)

story boards (100)

Key Terms


Key terms2

stock photographs (97)

structured problem (105)

unstructured problems (105)

vector (97)

vector illustration (97)

vector image (97)

video editing software (98)

virtual environments (105)

virtual reality (105)

virtual reality modeling language (VRML) (105)

virtual reality wall (106)

VR (105)

Web authoring (101)

Web authoring programs (104)

Web page editors (104)

Key Terms


FAQs

  • What is multimedia?

  • What is an image editor?

  • I want to create a professional looking brochure. What software program should I use?

  • What can I use to edit my home movies?

  • Why is interactivity important in a effective multimedia presentation?


Discussion questions
Discussion Questions

  • Describe the three areas of virtual reality.

  • Discuss how robots are used today to fight crime.

  • How can virtual reality help people with different fears and phobias?

  • Discuss the advantages of using a Web authoring program. Do you still need to know how to code HTML?


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