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3D Studio Max

AAC

Acrobat (Adobe)

Acrobat Distiller (Adobe)

Acrobat Reader (Adobe)

Adopter categories

After Effects (Adobe)

AI

API

Applet

Application Programming Interface (API)

Archiving

Artifact

Artifact analysis

Artificial intelligence

ASCII

Audition (Adobe)

AVI

Back end

BAK

Bandwidth

BAT

BBS

Bitmap graphics file formats

Broadband

Bug

Build

Bulletin board system (BBS)

C4D

CDE

CHM

Cinema 4D (Maxon)

Client/server

COBIT

Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)

Compression

Computational linguistics

Content management system

Content management system (CMS)

Contextual menu

Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)

CorelDRAW

COTS

Cross-platform

CSS

Data date

Data dictionary

Data warehouse

Database

Database management system (DBMS)

DBMS

Debugging

Development models

DIB

Digitization

Director (Macromedia)

DLL

DMG

DOC

DOT

Dot pitch

Dots per inch (DPI)

DPI

Drivers

Dynamic information

Dynamic link library (DLL)

EA

Early adopters

Early majority

Electronic bulletin board

Embedded Help

Emulator

Encapsulated PostScript file (EPS)

Encoding

Encore CS4 (Adobe)

Encryption

Enterprise architecture (EA)

Entity

Entity relationship diagram

EPS

EPS

EXE

Expert system

Export

Extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML)

Extensible markup language (XML)

FAQs

File compression

File transfer protocol (FTP)

Final Cut Pro (Apple)

Firewall

Fireworks (Macromedia)

FLA

Flash (Adobe)

FLC

FLV

Freehand (Macromedia)

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Front end

FTP

FullShot (InBit)

Fuzzy logic

GIF

HTM

HTML

Illustrator (Adobe)

IMG

Incremental development

IND

INDD

InDesign (Adobe)

Information systems life cycle (ISLC)

Information technology (IT)

Inkscape (open source)

Innovators

Input data

Interactive multimedia

Internet Studio (Microsoft)

ISLC

IT

Iterative design

Java

Javascript

JPG

Keynote (Apple)

Kiosk

Knowledge base

Laggards

LAN

Late majority

Legacy content

Legacy data (or system)

Lightwave 3D (NewTek)

Listserv

Local area network (LAN)

Management information system (MIS)

Metadata

Metadata design

MIDI

MIME

MIS

MMX

Mobile device

MOV

MP3

MPP

Multimedia

Multimedia design

Multimedia extension (MMX)

Multiplatform

Multi-purpose internet mail extensions

Musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) software

MySQL

Object linking and embedding (OLE)

Object-oriented

OCR

OLE

Open-source

OPML

Optical character reader (OCR)

Optical scanner

Organizational memory

Outline processor markup language (OPML)

Ovation (Adobe)

Pagemaker (Adobe)

Painter (Corel)

Paintshop Pro (Corel)

PCX

PDA

PDF

PDF

Performance improvement

Performance technology

Personal digital assistant (PDA)

Phishing

Photoshop (Adobe)

Pixels per inch (PPI)

Platform

Plug-in

PNG

Portable document format (PDF)

Portable network graphics (PNG)

PowerPoint (Microsoft)

PPI

PPS

PPT

PRN

Project (Microsoft)

Prototype

Prototyping

PS

PSD

PUB

QuarkXpress (Quark)

QuickTime (Apple)

QuickTime Pro (Apple)

Race condition

RAID

Rapid prototyping

RDF

RealAudio

Really simple syndication (RSS)

Realtime transport protocol (RTP)

Realtime transport streaming protocol (RTSP)

RealVideo

Redundant array of independent disks (RAID)

Release candidate

Resource description framework (RDF)

Reverse engineering

RIFF

RSS

RSS

RSS feed

RTF

RTP

RTSP

Scalable vector graphics (SVG)

Screen capture software

Screen magnifier

Screen reader

Screen saver

Scribus

SCSI

SEI

SEM

Server

SGML

Shockwave (Adobe)

Small computer systems interface (SCSI)

SnagIt (TechSmith)

Software Engineering Institute (SEI)

Software library

Software repository

Sound card

Spyware

SQL

Standard Generalized Markup Language

Storyboard

Storyboarding

Structured design

Structured language

Structured Query Language (SQL)

SVG

SWF

TGA

TIF

TMP

Touch screen

Turnkey

TXT

UML

Unified modeling language (UML)

Universal serial bus (USB)

USB

User assistance

VDD

Version Description Document (VDD)

Virus

Visual Studio (Microsoft)

WAN

WAP

Web Bundle (Adobe)

Wide-area network (WAN)

WinZip (WinZip Computing)

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)

WMF

WPG

XHTML

XLS

XML

XML

ZIP

Zip file

Zipping

 

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