Chapter 10: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web

In This Chapter

  • Determining the correct file formats for saving
  • Preparing images for the web
  • Discovering the color table
  • Saving your settings

It may seem like a minor task, saving your image, but you have to make many decisions at this stage. Where will the image be viewed, onscreen or print? Will the image be large, or will it be the size of your thumbnail? Without selecting the correct settings and format, you may not be able to import your file or place it into other applications. If you save the file in the wrong format, you could delete valuable components, such as layers or saved selections. This chapter provides you with the necessary information to save the file correctly for both print and onscreen displays. Here you discover what the file format choices are and then progress into the Save for Web feature (for saving in the GIF, JPEG, PNG, and WBMP file formats).

Image Saving files in the correct file format is important not only for file size, but also in support of different Photoshop features. If you're unsure about saving in the right format, save a copy of the file, keeping the original in the PSD format (the native Photoshop format). Photoshop alerts you automatically when you choose a format in the Save As or the Save for Web dialog box that doesn't support Photoshop features. When you choose a format that doesn't ...

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