9. Preparing Images for the Web

When you’re working with online images, you need to strike a balance between quality (which you want to be as high as possible) and file size (which you want to be as small as possible). You also need to save files in formats that can be viewed by Web browsers, of course.

You can optimize images for the Web as they are, or you can prepare images as navigation tools for Web sites. Either way, end by optimizing the images just before uploading them.

If you’re designing a Web site, use layers and slices to create hyperlinks and buttons. You can also create animated GIF or QuickTime movies from images in Photoshop.

Slicing Images

If you want to use areas of an image to link to other pages or images, slice it. You ...

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