Adobe Photoshop CC Save for Web
The Adobe Photoshop CC Save for Web option helps me each and everyday to optimize my giant Photoshop Documents ( psd file formats with 20 layers that might be 999,987k ) and turn them into 20k files that will download fast for my many web sites. I literally use the Adobe Photoshop CC Save for Web option dozens of time everyday.
Though this is a Dreamweaver video tutorial series, I think that images are very important. Images are like the clothes that you wear. Bad clothes, bad appearance, no friends, no job. The same is true of web pages. It doesn’t take long to open Photoshop and reduce file size.
The Save for Web option is easy enough to find under the Photoshop File drop down menu. The thing is that once you find it, you need to know what to do with it.
Last time I checked, the default setting once you get there might just show you two images. One image by default is the PSD file, the other defaults to a GiF file.
Personally, I like to click the 4 up button which allows me to see the original image in the upper left hand box and then I can use the other 3 images in the Save for Web dialog box for my own experimentation(s).
The Save for Web dialog box has so many options. This video, “Save for Web,” shares information like;
What is a GIF and when would you use one?
What is a PNG 8 and who and why would you use that?
What is a PNG 24? Why would you use that?
What is the Difference between a PNG 24 and a PNG 8?
What does that little Progressive Button do for the jpg file?
How can I see the whole image I’m working with in each window at the same time?
In exploring the Save for Web dialog box, we share the answers to these questions and more.
Enjoy saving your images for the Web.