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Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 Application Software 1. Application...

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Chapter 5 – Application Software 1. Application Software – All of the programs that enable you to use the computer for your work. a. Enable users to accomplish specific tasks. 2. General-Purpose Applications – Used by many people to accomplish frequently performed tasks (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc). i. Productivity, multimedia, graphics, Internet, home and educational programs. (Home and business users’ PC’s. b. Personal Productivity Programs – Help individuals do their work more effectively and efficiently. Most popular General-purpose apps. i. Perform their functions regardless of the subject matter. c. Multimedia and Graphics – Includes professional desktop publishing and multimedia authoring programs. d. Compression and Decompression – i. Codecs – Lossless and Lossy Compression. 1. Lossless – Original file is compressed so that it can be completely restored without flaw. 2. Lossy – Original file is processed so that some information is permanently removed from the file. a. Eliminates information that isn’t perceived when people see pictures or hear sounds (high music notes or too many frames in a video). e.
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