Graphic content refers to the portrayal of particularly graphic, sometimes explicit and realistic imagery, especially in video games, movie, and television. It can be live action, actual live action, or simply computer-generated imagery. There is a huge difference between regular images and these kind of images that are designed specifically for the purpose of appealing to the senses of the viewer. These kinds of images are generally more intense than regular images and the violence depicted is usually very realistic and sometimes even very graphic. The types of images that fall under this category are usually quite disturbing.
One of the most disturbing of all these types of materials is game violence. This is usually associated with video game depictions of killing or injuring another human being, but it can also take the form of video game pornography, blood and gore images, and scenes of torture and death. Some websites have even gone to the extent of blocking video game content from being viewed by children due to its violent content. It should be noted that there are many games that are intended to teach kids good values and ethics, and it is absolutely wrong to depict them in a negative light. This kind of imagery should never be allowed on website platforms.
Graphic content is also used in many online magazines and newspapers. The images can include photographs and snapshots of war scenes, battlefields, plane crashes, tragedies and news events. Sometimes these pictures are meant to be symbolic representations, like a picture of a woman killed in a car crash because her husband failed to hold her accountable for his actions. Other times, the photos are merely provocative and exciting, designed to get the reader's attention. It is the intent of the publisher to get the reader's attention through the manner in which the image was depicted.
Graphic content can come in the form of images of cruelty, war, crime, gore, terrorism, crime, and other bad things. These images should never be equated with real life events, unless they are part of the history or culture of the depicted subject. Even then, they should only be utilized as a component of an overall story, or as a character in the story. They should not be used as real life examples. For instance, a picture of torture may be interesting and may represent true crime, but if it were used as the ultimate example of how horrible people act, it would be disturbing to many people. The same holds true for graphic content on the Internet, whether or not it depicts actual individuals.
Many companies use Flash animations, 3D graphics, and audio in their media. While these may seem interesting, they can easily cause viewers to be distracted, and they often require a lot of Flash Space. If there are no buttons to click or to control the volume, chances are many people will ignore the advertisement or move on to something else. That is why it is important to carefully choose where your content comes from and what it is going to say to your readers.
When you are creating content that is graphic in nature, it is important that you consider this from a legal standpoint. While you may have fun with the imagery, do not use it to attract a crowd, or to get your own mileage on someone else's website. In many cases, these types of activities could lead to a lawsuit. The same is true for images of real people.
Another issue that may come up with graphic content is the potential for someone to use the image in a way that makes people feel uncomfortable. While you may think that what you are depicting is funny or cool, the actual use of the content may leave some people feeling grossed out. Unless the content in question has been approved by a person in charge of content or design, it may be illegal to use it.
Graphic content should never be allowed to pass without being edited or changed for clarity and accuracy. People who work with this type of content should be careful not to include anything that could be construed as offensive. This includes the use of inappropriate language, body parts (especially the ones that you would not want shown on your front page), as well as exaggerating or embellishing the truth. Of course, no matter how much supervision you have over your staff, you will still find that some people will slip. That is why you must always monitor all changes and make sure they meet the necessary standards.