How to read the comparison table: some technical terms

Template: This term indicates graphic pages with a specific structure, customised with the title of the PhotoAlbum 2.0, in which the number and the names of the menu buttons will be increased.

The PhotoAlbum 2.0 will therefore look like this, but it will be customised with data and contents, images and videos.

Size of the photos: The size of digital images is measured in pixels. All the images have a square or rectangular shape and the unit of measurement which determines the width and the  height is in fact the pixel.

For example an image can be 1.000x500 Pixels, that is, its width is double its height. The size, if you have Windows Xp, is displayed once you select the file directly on the left hand side of the window that contains it.







Whereas if you have an older system (Windows 95, 98, ME) simply select the file with the left mouse button and click on the icon with the right button: a menu will appear with last option as “Properties”. By clicking with the left mouse button on Properties it is possible to view the size of the file. The size of the image obviously influences also the size of the file (in kb) but this isn’t the only decisive factor. Besides the photo size there are two other factors that determine the file size, the quality and the colour depth. In fact an image with more colours will have a larger file size than others which, in the same format, have only one colour.

Fade-in and fade-out: A fade-in is a gradual transition from the background (usually monochromatic) to the image, a fade-out is the gradual transition from an image to the background. Fade-in and fade-out can also be obtained from photo to photo.

Thumbnails: A thumbnail is an image that has been shrunk and optimised (lowered in  quality), reducing both the file size and the photo size. Usually this is done because, if a web page needs to receive many images, these can be, apart from of a smaller file size also of a smaller photo size (in Kb), in order to affect the download time as little as possible.

Pop-up: A pop-up is a web page that opens up on the page that the visitor is viewing. It is smaller than the page beneath so that the original page can be partly seen, and usually it does not have a browser navigation bar.

Type of file: The type of file (also known as “file extension”) determines the program that allows the display of the file itself and the type of compilation.

The file extensions are usually separated from the file name by a dot (.).

The type of files, that our software reads, is .JPG, .GIF and .BMP for the images. The .avi, .mpg and .wmv for the videos.

These are the more common formats supported by photo-cameras and video-cameras.

Webmail: The Webmail is a useful web interface through which you can receive and send emails.
Through the website 
you can log-in and use the email accounts created for your domain.
For the email accounts, the address to go to is