Maglr can use several different formats of images, some work better in situations compared to others.
JPEG: For regular Photography or images that you may have found across a certain website. Could be an image taken from a camera, or an image found on the internet such as a background image
PNG: For when you want to import an image with a transparent background, only to show a specific area of the images, for example; an image of a person/animal, with a transparent background.
SVG: For when you have an image that is vector shapes and icons, meaning, an image made up of any shapes. This means you can scale the image to any size without losing the quality of the image, such as logos.
GIF: For when you have several frames together into one image, making a video-like animation. Very similar to a video in terms of multiple frames being played one after the other to show the form of motion, but in an image and typically at a lower frame rate, usually 30fps.
These are the main formats we recommend using when making publications using Maglr.
The resolution of an image can depend on and change on the situation. We typically recommend getting an image with a decent resolution (that has good quality) for when making publications, keeping in mind the size of the publication you're making along with the image size.
You will see bad results if you are to use a low-resolution image and attempt to scale it larger, you will see a lot of pixelation.
The same applies for if you were to use a high-resolution image and scale it down. We recommend looking at the size of the publication and usually getting an image that is at least half the width of a publication will be fine if you are to scale it up or down in size.
You would think that getting a very large image file would mean that its great to use in an online publication because it means that the quality will be great and the publication will run smoothly, right?
Unfortunately, we don't recommend having many large sized files into one publication, where the quality may look good, the performance and loading time of the publication may lack when it comes to viewing.
Try not to Inflate the size of a file. Typically a 10MB image may look great, but if you want to output the image at 2MB, you may see little to no difference, but the advantage of the 2MB file is that the user will be able to load this file quickly.
Publication loading works as so; Loads first initially landing page, loads all other pages in the background.
Try to keep a decent file size, but ensure that the quality of the image is as good as it can be without inflating the size for no reason.
While this isn't necessarily an important subject, in order to keep workflow going well and ensuring you know what each file is, we recommend naming the image something you will know when you first glance at it.
Giving your image a randomly generated name can slow down work time for yourself when building your publication, but when you know the file name in correspondence to the image you will know straight away and won't have to waste time viewing the image to know what it is.