Sizing photos for the web
As a blogger or someone responsible for updating and adding content to a website, you must understand sizing photos for the web. If your photos have a large file size or dimensions that are too great your site may not function optimally. Sizing images correctly for your website will enhance page load speeds.
You should have pre-determined dimensions for your photos. For example on our site, we never embed a photo wider than 500 pixels in a page. Keeping to this standard insures that there is consistency across our site.
Photo editing options
While there are many image editing programs around, like Adobe Photoshop, Picasa is a robust image editing program that is free. Other choices include: Windows photo editing program Microsoft Picture Manager for PCs and iPhoto for Macs.
Image editing video
Our brief video tutorial demonstrates how to crop and size images for use on the Web with Google’s free photo editing program Picasa.
If you don’t see the embedded video because you’re reading this in our newsletter, click to watch it on YouTube.
To download Picasa, you may click the links below.
If you have problems editing your photos for use on your website, contact us for assistance. We will be glad to edit your photos for you.