Optimizing Photos for the Web
- Edit image.
- Resize image.
- Sharpen small (≤ 500 px in width) images with the Unsharp Mask and larger images with the High Pass Filter.
- Reduce noise.
- 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.
- Save images with text, vector-based images as png files.
- Save photos as jpeg files.