Showing posts from 2023

Mastering the Art of Crafting OpenAI ChatGPT Prompts

Overview of the reason why we wrote about ChatGPT prompting We at Mapsoft having been using ChatGPT and other AI related products for over a year. We have also been working on developing software solutions into our own products and custom solutions for customers using the OpenAI interface. We have been creating hundreds of prompts to understand this technology as it has made leaps and bounds over this time. We wrote this piece for the 1st anniversary of ChatGPT. Section 1:Understanding ChatGPT In the realm of conversational artificial intelligence, OpenAI's ChatGPT stands out as a marvel of modern technology. It's a variant of the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) family, designed specifically to simulate human-like conversation. This powerful AI model has been trained on a diverse range of internet text, but it's the way it's prompted that truly unlocks its potential. At its core, ChatGPT is like a well-read companion, capable of discussing a wide array of topic

Crafting Creative Solutions: Exploring the World of Adobe Illustrator Plugin Development

Unleashing Creativity with Custom Adobe Illustrator Plugins: A Developer's Journey Mapsoft has been working with Adobe Illustrator for decades. Here we outline the technologies that are used and how we come to the decisions for which technologies to use in the developments that we undertake. Choices of Technologies for Adobe Ilustrator development When developing plugins or scripts for Adobe Illustrator, the choice between C++ and ExtendScript depends on various factors such as the complexity of the task, performance requirements, and integration level with Illustrator. Here's a table outlining key differences and considerations: Aspect C++ ExtendScript Complexity Suitable for complex, high-performance tasks. Involves in-depth knowledge of C++ and the Illustrator SDK. Best for simpler tasks and automations. Easier to learn and use, especially for those familiar with JavaScript. Performance Higher performance, especially for intensive tasks like rendering or processing large fil

Mastering PDF Redaction: Essential Tools and Techniques for Privacy and Security

Mastering the Art of Redacting PDF Files: Tools and Techniques for Privacy and Security PDFs are widely used for sharing digital documents, but they can also be a source of privacy and security risks if sensitive information is not properly redacted. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the best tools and techniques for redacting PDFs to protect personal and business information. The Importance of Redacting PDFs When sharing PDFs, it's crucial to ensure that sensitive data such as personal identification numbers, bank details, and confidential business plans are inaccessible to unauthorized parties. Redaction is the process of obscuring or removing this sensitive information to prevent privacy breaches and security risks​ ​. Selecting the Right Tools for Redaction There are several tools available for redacting PDFs, each with unique features, learning curves, and price points. Popular options include Adobe Acrobat DC, PDFSam, Foxit, and iSkysoft. While free online tools of