The term graphic properties can mean lots of different things, in the context if the Creative iMedia course we are focussed on a couple of them:
- Suitable file type
- Suitable resolution.
Suitable file types
When working on a project you need to analyse what the best file type is for that project.
To carry out that analysis you need to explore and discuss what the various available file type option are and how they might be used for example: "I could use a .bmp file as it is suitable for creating simple images. However this file type creates large files, doesn't scale well and doesn't handle transparencies so it is not a great option." You might also want to consider compression as part of your file type choices.
Once you have considered the various options, draw a conclusion on which ones you think are most suitable for your project. You might conclude that there are two or three file types needed, for example one for the editing stage, one for the finished product for print and one for the finished product to be put on a website. The page on file types will be helpful for this analysis.
In this section of graphic properties you need to consider where the image is going to be used and identify what the most suitable image size and resolution is , and what makes it suitable - consider file size, load times, quality etc. This page on image resolution might be useful.