Prepping Photos: Adjusting Quality and Size

Digital cameras and online photo sharing services, including Flickr, Picasa, and even Facebook, have made the process of uploading photos brain-dead easy. It’s so easy, in fact, that people often overlook the quality of the photos they’re sharing.
Before inserting photos into your web pages, do a little prep work first, focusing both on quality and file size, so your photos look good without taking forever to appear. The following sections show you what to do and how.

Using a Suitable File Format

Photos can be stored in any of dozens of file formats, but for use on web pages, stick with the JPEG (JPG) format. JPEG, short for Joint Photographic Experts Group, is a standard for compressing images ...

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