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Web Reference - Optimizing Web Graphics - It seems that graphics companies are leap-frogging each other (leap-penguinning?) in the never-ending race to shrink graphics. That was the intent of our "Shrink the Penguin" contest, to encourage graphics companies to improve their graphics optimization algorithms, and help speed up the Web. (In fact, I found that Adobe used our animated penguin as a test image!) Adobe has raised the bar yet again, with Photoshop 5.5's (now bundled with ImageReady 2) new "Lossy GIF" feature offering savings of anywhere from 5-40% over conventional GIF optimization programs.

WWU - Optimizing Graphics in Photoshop - Graphics that are too large in file size take a long time to transfer over phone lines, and are irritating to people browsing your web site. So it is a good idea to optimize the file size of any graphic you are planning to post.

Graphic Design - Optimizing auto shots for the web - Photoshop Tips & Tricks answers readers' questions about using Adobe Photoshop Elements to optimize photos of cars for AutoTrader.com and other online sales sites... Design & Publishing Center, Photoshop Tips & Tricks Department. . .

E Cobo - Optimizing Graphics for the Web - A photo or a graphic designed for the World Wide Web must meet the requirements of two variables with reciprocal values – quality and size. Photoshop is the most powerful software that gives you full control over these two values.

NCSU - Sizing and Optimizing Graphics - Creating Graphics for the Web Using Adobe Photoshop®

Designer Today - Optimizing Photoshop Files for Web Design - In the last article I covered the basics of setting up your file's size and resolution. This article continues the process of creating a new Photoshop file to design a web page by covering color modes.

GeorGetOwn - Optimizing Graphics for the Web - The key to graphics optimization lies in the ideal median between image quality and file size. To balance these two, you must consider several important characteristics of digital images that can be altered with the help of image manipulation programs like Adobe Photoshop. This guide will help you choose an appropriate format for your image and then explain how to compress that image into a smaller file.

Web Reference - Optimizing Animated GIFs
- Since they were first used on a Web page (1) animated GIFs have spread through the Web like wildfire. For good reason, they're easy to make, easy on servers, and ideal for smaller animations. Finding ones that are browser-friendly and small in file size is another matter entirely. This article shows how you can create the smallest possible animated GIFs.


Wise Women - Creating and Optimizing - This is part 1 of a 2-part article about creating and using transparent GIFs. The screenshots are from the Mac version of Photoshop, but it works exactly the same in Windows Photoshop. Users of other programs can utilize the ideas here about transparent GIFs and matte colors too.

Website Optimization - Use Weighted Optimization - Weighted optimization or regional compression applies different degrees of compression to different areas of your image. You can use alpha masks to apply different JPEG quality and GIF/PNG lossy and dithering settings to different areas of your image. In many cases weighted optimization can squeeze more bytes out of your images destined for the Web.

ImageReady - Optimizing Graphics for the Web - Preparing graphics for use on the Web can be a daunting task. Effectively outputting high quality art created in Photoshop or Illustrator to the Web requires an understanding of different file types (GIF versus JPEG), methods of file compression, color depth, and more.This workshop will help anyone with basic knowledge of Photoshop learn how Adobe ImageReady simplifies the process and helps users output compact, yet professional-looking, graphics.

Photoshop Tutorials - Optimizing Graphics for Web Output - When saving graphics to be placed in your web pages, it is recommended that you use Photoshop/ImageReady's Save for Web option. This will ensure the best quality and smallest download time for each of your images.

Creating graphics for the Web - Optimising Photoshop - Photoshop is stupid: it doesn't understand the brave new 72dpi, modem-friendly world we are trying to to create on the Web. Before you let it out on to the Internet on its own, it is a good idea to Net-train it a little.

Web Graphics Using Photoshop/ImageReady - It's often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. An image can communicate powerful ideas and emotions that simple words can't always explain.

Optimizing Web Graphics - But being smart about optimizing your World Wide Web graphics. can help the situation. ... Photoshop. If you don’t use Photoshop, consult the user’s manual ...

Microsoft PowerPoint - Preparing Web Graphics with Photoshop (Power Point Presentation) - With Photoshop. Resizing and Optimizing Images. Preparing web graphixs with photoshop.ppt ... Graphics software is used to optimize images. It can also ...

PhotoShop 6.0 Web Graphics Videos Curriculum - Indexing & Optimizing
When are images suited to the GIF format; saving an RGB image as a GIF; introduction to the Indexed Color dialog box; indexing colors before you save; reducing colors using the Colors option; knowing your Bit Depth Tables; the Indexed Color dialog box: the Forced pop-up menu; the Indexed Color dialog box: Dither & Amount

Photoshop 7 Tips & Techniques (Book) - Chapter 10: Slicing and Optimizing Web Graphics
At some point you typically want to save your designs to use them on the WEb, or perhaps print them. For either case, tips and techniques for producing both web and print garpahics arae included in this section of the book.

Wide Area - Creating graphics for the Web - Photoshop is stupid: it doesn't understand the brave new 72dpi, modem-friendly world we are trying to to create on the Web. Before you let it out on to the Internet on its own, it is a good idea to Net-train it a little.

Faster Loading Graphics - Many web page design programs allow you to resize your graphics by dragging a handle in or out, this does nothing to the size or loading time of the graphic it just changes the size the graphic is displayed on your webpage, resize your graphics in a graphics program instead.

Learn IT Online - Photoshop 6.0: Web Production
- In this course you will learn to use Photoshop 6.0 to create attractive images for Websites. You will learn to use the best file format for each graphic you create, to use color palettes for optimizing images and to ensure smooth display on both platforms. You will also learn how to use Photoshop and ImageReady together in the process of creating entire Web pages; you will learn to lay out entire pages, and to create HTML tables with images, including rollover effects for high impact.


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