school of computing www.rgu.ac.uk/computing What is Multimedia? A document or program which incorporates a combination of text, graphics, audio and video. Applying multiple media types, used harmoniously together to create new experiences.
For a brief multimedia history, visit http://www.artmuseum.net/w2vr/timeline/timeline.html graphics Graphics images on the internet come in three major formats: GIF, JPEG and PNG. JPEG was invented in 1991 by the Joint Photographic Experts Group to display photographs and similar type images. GIF was created by CompuServe in 1987 for their online service.
Please visit the link below for further information: http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/articlewebimage16.html computer animation October 1997 Lara Croft, created by artists at Core for Tomb Raider, is one of the most popular action stars in gaming. She is modelled and animated in 3D Studio R4, and textured with Photoshop. Please visit the link below for further information: http://accad.osu.edu/~waynec/history/timeline.html sound iPod is the outstanding feature in multimedia.
The 1st generation iPod was introduced in October 2001. The Apple CEO Steve Jobs said: "With iPod, listening to music will never be the same again". Please visit the link below for further information: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/consumer_electronics/ipod_faq/
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