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Posted: 12/18/2005 11:37:29 AM EDT
I want my pictures to load faster (for other people) and still maintain as much image quality as possible. I'm looking for suggestions on the best ways to do this. Also what limitations do you use on image size (physical size and kb)? Currently I use Microsoft Photo Editor (sic ). Thanks in advance.

-yj
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 1:16:20 PM EDT
I normally compress to 75% on jpeg unless it's meant to be printed or viewed full-size. For web pics I generally resize to 720 in on direction, as well. This seems to fit on every one's screen nowadays.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:34:33 AM EDT
Thanks Prof! The 720 dimension is in pixels?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:43:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yellowjacket:
Thanks Prof! The 720 dimension is in pixels?



Yep!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:49:01 PM EDT
I've found the 'Save For Web' option in Adobe Photoshop to be the best Jpeg/GIF compression program by far. It gives you a before/after split screen preview of the image and also tells you exactly how big the file size will be when you save it. As far as image resolution is concerned, one should remember that the smallest default Windows screen resolution is 640x480 pixels. So any photograph that is less than 630 pixels should fit on anyone's screen without the need to scroll. I usually resize an image so it is 600 pixels wide. This gives the image some breathing room.

I think the newest version of Photoshop LE comes with the 'Save For Web' option, but I'm not sure. I haven't purchased a new image editing program in quite a while.

Galland
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:17:42 AM EDT
Thank you, Galland.
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