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Adobe Photoshop CS Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 16. Optimizing Web Images

Optimizing Web Images

For effective Web publishing, your images must strike a good balance between file size and display quality. Using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady, you can optimize your images so that they have reasonable download times from a Web server without losing essential details, colors, transparencies, or navigational elements such as image maps.

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Optimize JPEG and GIF files, and adjust the optimization settings to achieve the desired balance between file size and image quality.

  • Adjust the amount of dithering applied to an image.

  • Define a transparent background for an ...

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