Support & Training Video Tutorials How to work with images and prepare them for use on the web
How to work with images and prepare them for use on the web
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Friday, 21 May 2010 10:52

1.       Find a good image (good source: Stock Exchange also Google Images)

a.       Save to your computer

b.      Make a copy of the original

2.       Open your graphic editing program and open the graphic you want to edit

3.       Size the image for your project

a.       Format

i.      JPG - photograph: 72 - 300 dpi

ii.      PNG - transparent background png-8, png-16, png-24

iii.      GIF - transparent background, 256 colors (limited)

iv.      TIF

v.      PSD - Photoshop

b.      Dots per inch (DPI)

i.      72 dpi - 96 dpi is a web standard

ii.      Human eye: sees about 120 dpi

iii.      Print quality: 300-600dpi

c.       Dimensions & Pixels: width x height

i. Standard monitor: 1024 x 768 (w x h)

ii.      Higher: 1280 x 1024

iii.      Widescreen: 1440 x 900

d.      Compression / Quality & File Size

Assumptions

  • You have some type of graphics program. If not, download a free program called GIMP!
  • You are using a PC
  • You have read and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use for the image(s) you have downloaded.
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