Preparing Your Images For The Web @MediaNovak
Most web image faux pas relate to poor save quality and the format in which they’re saved out, i.e. .jpg, .png, .gif, as well as inappropriate file sizes (possibly the greatest faux pas of them all).
The greatest issue we hear from clients is the difficulty in preparing images for web pages and online portfolios. If you manage an online portfolio and you don’t own good image preparation software such as Adobe Photoshop (or Adobe Photoshop Elements or similar), then invest now. Even if you buy a second hand copy of suitable software from eBay, you need to own good image software. Learning how to use it is simple these days, with plenty of YouTube video tutorials floating about.
Your web site is your organisation’s ‘front’ to the wider world. You wouldn’t show up to a meeting with an ink-stained shirt so why present your business in poor light? This is even more so given the fact that the eye is drawn to an image on a page rather than the text supporting it, i.e. images are usually the first things we look at!