Optimizing Photos for the Web

Optimizing Photos for the Web

  1. Edit image.
  2. Resize image.
  3. Sharpen small (≤ 500 px in width) images with the Unsharp Mask and larger images with the High Pass Filter.
  4. Reduce noise.
  5. Make the file size smaller by using Photoshop’s “save for web & devices” option. The difference between jpeg high (60), jpeg very high (80) or jpeg maximum (100) is barely noticeable. I usually save small/medium images as jpeg high and large images as jpeg very high. Make sure the convert to sRGB box is checked.

Remember

  • Save images with text, vector-based images as png files.
  • Save photos as jpeg files.

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