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Old October 28th, 2005, 12:11 AM
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how do you know how many pixels to make you photos so you can then make a gif file to be used on your web page? I currently have been seeing how large I need my photo in Dreamweaver, then take the photo into Photoshop set the size in pixels and 72 resolution, then export as a gif file to be put on my websire. I'm sure there is a better way... I just know it yet. And you guys are about to tell me.......huh????

 
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Hi there,

If you also have Macromedia Fireworks, you can change the size of images in DW directly. Otherwise, you'll need an external tool to size the images to the right dimensions.

BTW, if it's true photo's you're talking about, JPG is a much better option that GIF.

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altough, for web use to speed up the loading of your page - use gifs to increase loading time

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Don't know if you are still following this post but...if it is truly a picture and you resize drastically like from 800x600 to 200x150 in Gif format you are going to have a lousy picture like the previous poster said. If it is line art like from Illustrator with large areas of same color then that should be OK but can still be tricky.

What I do is make my size changes then use save for web (from Photoshop) to the images folder in my root site. Then I use insert image from Dreamweaver and there it is. If it is not right I do it over again. Try not to monkey around with changing the size of the image by changing the width and height of the image on the page. Will usually work up to around 10% but then why waste the bandwidth if it is smaller or tinker with bad resolution if you make it bigger. I am sorry, the way this works is you do it over until you have it right. After a while you will easily know what size you want your image on the page and make your adjustments in Photoshop beforehand.


 
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PS: When you resize a .jpg image in Photoshop for inclusion in your web site ALWAYS use the Unsharp Mask filter or the new Smart Sharpen filter for clarity. Sorry if this is getting really off topic. If you have any more questions contact me off post.
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