Nothing adds more to a website than attractive photographs. Consumer digital cameras now produce jpeg (.jpg) images that range in file size from 2,000 kilobytes to over 20,000 kilobytes. On the other hand, in spite of today’s high speed broadband connections, most photos for use on websites should not exceed 100 kb and may be perfectly useful at 50 kb’s or less.
To accomplish the file size reduction, remember to do three things: 1) crop, 2) resize, and 3) deflate. In other words, use only the most important part of a photo, reduce its longest side to between 250 and 600 pixels, and use your photo software to reduce the image quality (usually to about 75%) without noticeable degradation. That way your pages will load faster and you’ll conserve resources. Link here to download an excellent FREE application that makes it easy to resize one or large batches of digital photographs.
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