GRAPHICS & VIDEO

In the Graphics & Video section, we explore the processes behind manipulating visual content on your computer. We’ll explore the processes behind manipulating graphics and video.

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How does my computer know when to activate the screensaver?

There's a special command your computer sends when your keyboard and mice have been idle for a period of time. Find out how your computer activates your screensaver.

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  • Can a computer recreate what you're seeing?
    Can a computer recreate what you're seeing?

    Imagine you have a movie marathon weekend -- while you're hooked up to a functional MRI machine. Now imagine that a computer could guess what you were watching after gathering all that MRI data, and you have an idea what some researchers are up to. See more »

  • How 3-D Gestures Work
    How 3-D Gestures Work

    Before the graphical user interface, we needed text commands to operate our computers. But it may not be long before we can do our work by gesturing with our hands. What tools make it possible? See more »

  • How 3-D Graphics Work
    How 3-D Graphics Work

    3-D graphics are essential to realistic computer games and object modeling -- they can make computer images look totally life-like! But how is a computer model transformed into the image you see on the screen? See more »

  • How does my computer know when to activate the screensaver?
    How does my computer know when to activate the screensaver?

    There's a special command your computer sends when your keyboard and mice have been idle for a period of time. Find out how your computer activates your screensaver. See more »

  • How Screensavers Work
    How Screensavers Work

    Screensavers used to be necessary due to CRT monitor quirks -- now they're mostly used for entertainment and security. Find out what a screensaver is and how it knows when to kick in. See more »

  • How Shockwave 3-D Technology Works
    How Shockwave 3-D Technology Works

    In this article, we'll find out exactly what Shockwave 3-D technology is and how it works. We'll also explore some applications of this technology and check out some very cool 3-D images. See more »

  • How Silverlight Works
    How Silverlight Works

    To broadcast the 2008 Summer Olympic Games online, American broadcast network NBC chose Microsoft Silverlight. Can it beat Adobe Flash and set a new standard? See more »

  • How Video Editing Works
    How Video Editing Works

    Have a camcorder and a computer? Add a piece of software to the mix and you can turn a home movie into a high-quality video masterpiece! See more »

  • What are TrueType fonts?
    What are TrueType fonts?

    In the late 1980s, Adobe introduced its Type 1 fonts based on vector graphics. Unlike bitmapped fonts, vector fonts could be made larger or smaller and still look good. See more »

  • Why are my digital photograph files so huge while photos on other Web sites are much smaller?
    Why are my digital photograph files so huge while photos on other Web sites are much smaller?

    Digital images can be saved by numerous methods and in countless file sizes. Learn how the jpg format compresses your photos while maintaining resolution. See more »

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