As a rule, user interfaces, whether for mobile or desktop apps, encompass a significant amount of visual media (images and videos), necessitating close collaboration among designers and front-end developers. The process for building UIs entails a designer-to-developer handoff, at which the designer transfers to the developer blueprints produced with such tools as Photoshop, InVision, and Sketch. The developer then implements the blueprints with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
These days, clean and sleek e-Commerce web sites are the way to go. And that almost always includes high quality product photos with a flat white, transparent, or solid background. This is not just a passing fad. There are many practical and well-validated reasons for this choice. The graphic below summarizes a few of these:
Automating the categorization of your images and videos can help democratize access to your organization's creative assets. Many teams throughout your organization have likely spent a lot of time and effort generating high-quality content, but it'd be all for naught if the content just ends up in some anonymous folder on somebody's hard drive or is randomly dropped into your cloud storage with no functional organizational strategy.
Allowing your users to upload their own images to your website can increase user engagement, retention and monetization. However, allowing your users to upload any image they want to, may lead to some of your users uploading inappropriate images to your application. These images may offend other users or even cause your site to violate standards or regulations.
If you are anything like me, one of the things you love about this digital era is that you can be artistic and creative, even if your drawing skills never made it much past stick figures. The average smartphone can take photographs of astonishing quality. And all sorts of special effects, filters, and overlays enable users to convert their favorite photos into unique expressions of themselves.