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Internet Friendly Pictures w/ Photoshop

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Ola People.

I decided to write another article and now the subject is Internet Friendly pictures. What is an Internet Friendly picture then Robert??? I`ll tell you people... An internet friendly picture is a picture that is small in size, still good lookin` quickloading and less spaceconsuming on the MSN account that a lot of people have here on the site.  
How to ...

Ok enough chat here we go

1. Open desired picture in Photoshop. 

2. Go to: "image" and choose: "image size" (fig. 01)

3. Set the width to about 500 pixels. (fig. 02) This will leave a picture that is clearly visible and it`s not too small (no poststamp) Click: "Ok"

4. Click again on: "Image" and choose "Mode" then click "indexed color" (fig. 03)

5. Then this window appears. Change all the settings as shown in the pic. (fig. 04) 

6. Go to file and click: "save for web" (fig. 05)

Then a big screen appears with a lot of information on it I added numbers by the parts that are important for most of us. I will explain all the numbers now (fig. 06)

#1 This is the pic on how it will show up on the internet. The pic will be this color and this size
#2 Here you can see the fileformat of your pic and what the size (Kb`s) is.
#3 The settings (fig. 07) Change all the settings as shown in the picture.

Click: "Ok" and save to the desired folder.


What you have done now is: You have made a internet friendly picture that loads fast, not much spaceconsuming, small sized and still sharp enough to see details. All the pics of this feature are "internet friendly" and are all not bigger then 30 Kb wich is quite small. 

Hope this feature is clear enough if you have any questions further please feel free and drop me a PM I will answer any question you have 

About the Author

About Robert Blokker (FAUST)

Started modelling when I was about 7 or 8 years old had a little break in between (school, girls partying) and eventually returned when finding this site in 2002. Main interest WW2 German army, wheeled vehicles and radio and communication troops or every other thing that manages to catch my interest...


Very nice little article. But, what if someone does not have Photoshop?
MAY 26, 2003 - 01:41 AM
Yeah then you will not get any smarter from this article (sorry) but I took one of the most generic programs in use these days.. But everybody who want to make an add-on to this article about another program please feel free to do so
MAY 26, 2003 - 02:02 AM
Ken, the true Photoshop is very expensive (like $1300 CDN), but you can download it for 30 days at the Adobe website. They also sell Photoshop Elements for less ($150 CDN) which, obviously doesn't include as much. I can't remember if you can save for the web and all that with it. Conversely, another company makes a program called Paint Shop that sells for the same price as Photoshop Elements, but has more stuff. It's a little hard to get used to if you have used Photoshop a lot, but Paint Shop works very well, so you might want to look into that. Nic
MAY 26, 2003 - 02:39 AM
Has anyone use Adobe's Photoshop Elements 2.0? I assume this is very much like the Photoshop Lite product they use to offer. I imagine it has many of the basic photo editing features the full program has. Here is more info: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopel/main.html Cheers, Jim
MAY 26, 2003 - 08:52 AM
I did not want my comment to sound off, I was just wondering what a Joe would do if they did not have PS. Yes, you are correct that Adobe's can be downloaded and used for 30 days as a trial run. I have and use both Adobe Photoshop 6.0 w/Image Ready 3.0 and Jasc's Paint Shop Pro 7 w/Animation Shop 3 . I would be lost w/o em.
MAY 26, 2003 - 10:20 AM
It was still a good question, Ken. And now others know what else is out there. Nic
MAY 26, 2003 - 10:42 AM
Hey all...Follow this link for a free photo editor. It's free and has a lot of the features that are needed to modify scanned or digitized images. For the download you'll need to enter in an E-mail address (you'll be sent a registration key) and personal information, but it doesn't need to be accurate for the download. I use a bogus Hotmail account for stuff like this. Good program with no spyware. Greg B.
MAY 26, 2003 - 11:51 AM
I've been using Photoshop for a few years and I never thought of converting my uploaded images to GIFs #:-) Very nice article Robert!
MAY 26, 2003 - 12:39 PM
I compress my photos as far as I dare to within MicroSoft Image Composer, and I create my .GIF images with a combination of Image Composer and Adobe Illustrator. I do seem to have better luck with GIFs in Adobe Illustrator.
MAY 27, 2003 - 01:17 AM
You should be able to resize your images in just about any photo editing program. Look through the menu options for "Resize" There should be a dialogue box with the option dictate horizontal and vertical size.
MAY 27, 2003 - 10:01 AM