So you have your newly designed content managed website, you can cut and paste your text easily enough, adding pictures to your website can be a more problematic – uploading the images is pretty simple, but, ensuring that the file size is small enough for quick loading yet retains the quality, making sure your proportions are correct so your image doesn’t stretch are 2 of the more common problems.
Help with editing images for your website
There are now a variety of FREE image editing options open to you, ensuring that your website can retain or improve its appearance quality.
Online image editors
Downloadable photo editing software
web image editing tips
- avoid uploading large files, jpegs that appear to be about 1-2mb will be very large files uncompressed.
- to check a photo size, first open it in your web browser if it fills or is larger than your screen you can pretty much assume that it is too large.
- size is important – faster loading files make for a better website for people and search engines
- when saving the image save photos as JPGs, try and get them as small as you can without degrading the image too much, I generally opt for quality over size.
- logos and graphics (not photographic images) the best option for saving the files would be GIF or PNG files, they suffer from far less degradation than JPGs.
- keep your originals – always make a copy of your original file – continuously opening & saving JPGs removes data from the image, before long your image will be of poor quality.