Resizing Images

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The first thing you have to do in preparation to add content to your site is to optimize your images. Optimizing is a term used to indicate a change to a photo or a graphic, to reduce it in both visual size and file size, for use in other programs.  For use in an Artbiz website I ask clients to resize to no larger than 800 – 1024px in any one direction and no larger than 100 to 150 kbs.

Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

  1. Choose  “File” > “Save for Web & Devices” (Photoshop)
  2. Choose “File”>”Save for Web” (Photoshop Elements)
  3. Use the Save For Web dialog box to preview the effects of different optimization options on a photo you want to share on the web. The process is simple: Open a photo in the Editor and choose File > Save For Web. Then choose a format from the file format menu (GIF, JPEG, PNG-8, or PNG-24) and set options as desired. (The file format menu is directly the Preset menu.) This saves a copy of your file, without overwriting the image.

More information and visual aids

Resize your images online

Online free photo editors that you can use for free to resize your image and add a watermark.


shrink pictures

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