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Photoshop Elements 6 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Jeff Carlson

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Chapter 12. Preparing Images for the Web

If you take digital photos, you’re going to want to post them to a Web page, a photo-sharing site like Flickr or Shutterfly, or a social-networking site like MySpace or Facebook. Whether you decide to post a snapshot of an old push mower to eBay or just want to share vacation photos with your Aunt Ruth, the considerations are much the same.

Size and speed influence most decisions regarding image preparation for the Web, and they are the central themes of this chapter. While broadband is now widely available worldwide, it’s still a good idea to optimize the size of your digital images: the smaller the file size of an image, the more quickly it appears even with the fastest Internet connection.

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