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Ellen L. Zaslaw
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member since: 10/30/2003
 

Deluxe Websites and Sizing Photos


I'm thinking about getting a website. I haven't got the slightest idea though how to prepare some of my stuff for it.

Pardon my ignorance about this, but... first
I would like to know how to change the jpeg options. If I took a photo and then saved it in jpeg it asks me whether I want to save it as low quality, med., high or maximum. I don't know what to save it as, medium? And then the other question is, what if I saved it as maximum and then want to go back and change it for the purposes of uploading it onto a website? Can someone tell me what to save it as and how to go back into jpeg options and change it whenever I need to for different purposes.

Thanks,

1/2/2004 12:19:16 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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member since: 11/11/2003
  Best to save them as highest quality for your own keeping. And then when you want to upload one, make that into a picture that's no more than 500pixels on the short end (that's what the web people say).
This is how I do mine. I take mine off the card, then save them as the max quality in a file on my computer. Then I put them on a cd. Then I go back to the file and use photoshop to open them, and use the image size thing and change whichever is the shortest side of the picture to 400 pixels (I do mine 400 so that it uploads and comes up on the site a little faster).
Then once I change the size, I save it again. If I keep the title of the picture the same I just have to clik save. If I change the title and have to use "save as", then I save it again on the highest quality setting.
Doing this changes a 3 megabyte image to a 200 kilobyte image. But for some reason, looking at it on a website, it comes out right.
But you need something that will allow you to change the image size when you want to upload it.

1/2/2004 2:47:35 PM

 
Ellen L. Zaslaw
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 10/30/2003
  Okay great. Got it!

1/2/2004 2:52:13 PM

 
Ellen L. Zaslaw
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 10/30/2003
  Gregory

I'm not sure what you mean "on the short end" Do you mean the width of your photo should be no more than 500 pixels? I don't think you mean that but I'm just asking?

1/2/2004 3:30:44 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member
gregorylagrange.org

member since: 11/11/2003
  Like a 4x6 the short end is the 4 inch side. If I open up something in photoshop and it's vertical, under image size it has pixel dimensions and it can be something like vertical-2000 horizontal-3000. You change the 2000 to 500, clik "okay" and then save it.
If it was horizontal the horizontal side would be 2000, and you change that number to 500.

1/2/2004 4:03:28 PM

 

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