Handling Photographs for Inclusion in Web Pages
Photograph present special
challenges when used in a web page.
The speed with which the photograph loads on a page is critical. The larger the photograph or the
greater the photographÕs resolution, the slower will be the page load.
Multiple photographs on a single therefore become a major issue to be
resolved when designing a page.
Keep the following in mind
when inserting photographs into a document:
- All photographs MUST have a unique name which
describes the subject. (Keep the names short).
- All photographs MUST have the .jpg extension on
their file name. Failure to
do so might cause some browsers not to display the photograph.
- All Photographs should be no larger then 3 inches
by 5 inches.
- A photographÕs resolution should be set at 72 dpi
(dots per inch) or 72 ppi (pixels per inch)
- Photographs taken from the Internet should be
researched for copyright status.
If used, be sure to site the source.
- Small photographs should not be enlarged. This will cause too much
distortion and the effectiveness of the photograph will be lost. Always start with a large
photograph and reduce its size and resolution.
- Edited photographs should be saved as a COPY so
as not to destroy the original.
Photographs should be edited
in a program such as Graphic Converter or Adobe Photoshop.
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