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Photoshop 7 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 23. Web/ImageReady

This chapter covers the preparation of Photoshop images for the World Wide Web (online) using ImageReady, Photoshop’s sister application that’s designed specifically for preparing images for the Web.

The basics

When you’re preparing graphics to be viewed online (as opposed to print), issues of storage and transmission of data are especially important. All of these issues come into play during optimization, the process by which a file is saved within specific format, storage size, and color parameters. The overall goal for each image is to preserve its quality, but compress it enough to make it download quickly on the Web. You want to reduce the file size just until the image quality reaches its reduction limit (starts ...

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