Chapter 4

Specialized Application Software

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Competencies (Page 1 of 2)
• Describe graphics software, including desktop publishing, image editors, illustration programs, image galleries, and graphics suites • Discuss audio and video editing software • Describe multimedia, including links, buttons, and multimedia authoring programs.

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Competencies (Page 2 of 2) • Explain Web authoring. mobile robots. Inc. industrial robots. All rights reserved. • Describe virtual reality and X3D. Web site design. and household robotics 1-3 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. . and Web authoring programs. • Discuss knowledge-based (expert) systems. • Describe robotics including perception systems.

Inc. . and create music or art. work with graphic images. All rights reserved. • Competent end users need to be aware of specialized applications – Graphics programs – Audio and video editing software – Multimedia – Web authoring – Artificial intelligence 1-4 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies.Introduction • Specialized applications make it possible to perform advanced tasks at home. • Home users can create Webs sites. • Robots now provide security and assistance in homes.

All rights reserved. . Inc.Specialized Applications • • • • Graphics Programs Audio and Video Software Multimedia Programs Web Authoring Programs • Artificial Intelligence – Virtual Reality – Knowledge-based Systems – Robotics 1-5 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Inc.Graphics • Desktop publishing • Image editors • Illustration programs • Image galleries • Graphic suites 1-6 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved. .

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 – Apple’s Garage Band and Sony’s ACID 1-12 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. . Inc. All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. Inc.Digital Video Editing • Capture Video • Edit a Movie • Create a DVD 1-13 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. .

Inc. .Multimedia • The integration of a variety of media into one presentation – – – – – Video Music Voice Graphics Text • Include user interactivity 1-14 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Links & Buttons Links can be to… – – – – Video Sound Graphics Text Files • Buttons are links and provide the ability to navigate through a presentation 1-15 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. . All rights reserved. Inc.

All rights reserved. graphics.Multimedia Authoring Programs • Special programs used to create multimedia presentations • Bring together all the video. and text elements • Popular programs – Adobe Director – Toolbook 1-16 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. . audio.

. to keep in touch with friends and family • Web Site Design • Web Authoring Programs 1-17 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies.Web Authoring • Corporations use the Web to reach new customers • Many individuals create their own personal sites. called Web logs or blogs. All rights reserved. Inc.

Web Site Design • Interactive multimedia form of communication – Create a graphical map of overall content – Add multimedia elements like animation • Macromedia's Flash Return 1-18 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved. Inc. .

All rights reserved.Web Authoring Programs • Known as Web page editors or HTML editors – Provide support for Web site design – Creates HTML coding • Popular programs – Adobe Dreamweaver – NetObjects Fusion – Microsoft Expression 1-19 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. .

WYSIWYG 1-20 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. . All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. . Inc. thought processes. and actions • Designed to help people and organizations become more productive • Three areas of AI – Virtual reality – Knowledge-based (expert) systems – Robotics 1-21 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies.Artificial Intelligence • Attempts to simulate human senses.

artificial reality. .Virtual Reality • Artificial or simulated reality – Generated in 3-D by a computer – Commonly known as VR. or virtual environments Return 1-22 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. All rights reserved.

Inc. .Knowledge-Based (Expert) Systems • Artificial intelligence that uses a database for assistance • Database is known as a knowledge base • Many use "fuzzy logic" Return 1-23 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Inc.Robotics • The field of study concerned with using robots • Robots are computer-controlled machines – Mimic the motor activities of living things – Four types of robots • Perception system robots • Industrial robots • Mobile robots • Household robots 1-24 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. . All rights reserved.

Inc. . and artistic ability • Desktop publishers can expect to earn $25K $42K annually 1-25 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved. good communication skills.Careers in IT • Desktop publishers use computers to format and create publication-ready material – – – – Books Magazines Newsletters Newspapers • Generally requires completion of a program.

A Look to the Future Artificial 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 1-26 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. . All rights reserved.

. image galleries. All rights reserved. • What is multimedia? How are multimedia presentations developed? 1-27 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. illustration programs. including desktop publishers. image editors. • Discuss audio and video editing software. and graphics suites.Open-Ended Questions (Page 1 of 2) • Describe graphics. Inc.

1-28 Copyright © 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. including Web site design and Web authoring programs. All rights reserved. . Inc. • Discuss three areas of artificial intelligence.Open-Ended Questions(Page 2 of 2) • Describe Web authoring.