Monday, May 10, 2010

Saving Images for the Web

Spring and summer are excellent times for taking pictures:
  • graduations,
  • Mother's Day & Father's Day,
  • vacations and family outings,
  • weddings, parties, picnics, concerts, and
  • the list keeps going.
Once the pictures are taken, most of us want to share them, and we usually want to do so on the web. That's where the article "The Comprehensive Guide to Saving Images for the Web" by Joshua Johnson of Six Revisions can come in handy.

In the article, Johnson explains features of Photoshop's “Save for Web & Devices” command and offers best practices tips for "saving images that are optimized for web use." Topics covered include
  • Before the Save
  • Entering the Save for Web Dialog
  • Image Size
  • Resampling Quality
  • File Type and Image Quality
  • File Type Options
  • Working with GIFs, JPGs & PNGs
  • View Modes
  • Working with Slices
  • Outputting HTML
His explanations are understandable and address novice and expert users' needs. Check it out.

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