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Web Page Image File Formats

Web Page Image File FormatsWeb Page Image File Formats. There are so many decisions to make in the land of  file Formats. Gif, jpg, jpeg, png8, png24, svg. Which one to you use. What do they mean? Is one better than the rest.

Image file Formats is something very important to learn from the very beginning in web design, because like much of web stuff, each one has it’s own Super Powers, and when you need Super Man to show up, you don’t want Batman.

When introducing Image file Formats, I couldn’t leave out where all of these file formats came from. I had to throw in Raw Data and Tiff. What’s that all about too? I couldn’t shut up.

I have a client that doesn’t like to resize his images.  He is a brilliant individual.  He a millionaire doctor.  I’ve been working with him, his 15 web sites and eBooks for about 10 years.  One thing he hates to do is resize images for the web.  He download these files from the internet that are 8 foot wide by 4 foot tall, that means they are about a half gig almost, and he wonders why his pages load so slow.  Sometimes he has ten of these on one page.

I turned him onto the Photoshop CC, Save for Web option.  That made it really easy for him to resize images.  Also, I turned him onto Droplets in Photoshop.  Now he can just drag an image, or a folder of images onto an icon on his desktop and the Photoshop Droplet, launches Photoshop, resizes the images and places them in a different folder of his choice.

I teach Photoshop also and I have many Photoshop videos for total beginners.

In another title I cover hexadecimal values. These are of extreme importance in the land of web design also.

So, get some popcorn for this one, “Image file Formats.”

Remember, never jpeg a jpeg. Tell all your friends.