how about some examples?
if you are saving for web did you reduce the image size? to what was needed on the page? the save to web reduces the dpi to 72 for you
when i say image size i mean in the save to web, not the actual image size although that works too, just DON'T save it or you will lose the master copy
I reduced the psd image to 72px. it's 1.47M, 544 x 947 px
in save for web i got:
jpeg 44.65K 17 sec, 47 quality... I like
jpeg 33.04K 13 sec 23 quality...I guess I could maybe use
jpeg 23.06K 9 sec 11 quality... looks terrible
I think 9 seconds is too long?
I hope this helps.
44k? isnt big at all and are the times you are quoting for 56k modem?
also is jpg the best to used? people use jpg out of habit when sometimes a gif can be used. Photos of course usually fair better with the jpg treatment
also you say 947 high? some laptop screens are only 800 x 600 is a usual webpage size, although i guess as monitor are growing there are some that use 1024 x 768 but your graphic is still to big even for that. You shouldn't have to scroll to see a picture, i mean you won't see it all at once unless the user actually rescales there screen to accomadate the site. Not good design practice.
thanks for your help. I'm new to this so I am only copying what I read on the screen. if the 44K is ok that's great.. but the 17 seconds is what I am questioning. too long I think. I'm looking for 2 seconds! Also, this is going into a image carousel with maybe 16 images so is the load time for the page 17 x 16??? (And other images on the page.)
You asked about the modem speed; I am only going by what photoshop gave me, that's CS3 I'm using. Do you know if that's presently accurate?
I will make the dimesions smaller than 947 also.
And it does need to be a jpeg because of the sitebuilder I'm using.. But not sure why that would be an issue.
i don't have CS3 on this comp but you should be able to port these CS6 over
you do not need to go to Save for Web (SFW) from a .jpg
(.tif or .psd is more preferred since they are lossless formats)
but you do need to crop exact pixel dimensions (@ 72ppi) prior to SFW
if still having trouble try posting screen shots...
the 47secs as i said is based on a 28k modem not even 56k, who has one of those anymore?
ignore those timings
make sure it is to the size you need on the image size and it will make it 72dpi i just tested it here on cs3
DPI is meaningless on the web, 72 or otherwise. There are only hard pixel dimensions. Don't know why so many people in this thread are talking about 72 dpi. Meaningless.
even so when you save as web devices or as web it auto changes it to 72dpi
The tutorials that I have seen all recommend 72K Resolution, Pixels, maybe they are getting the terms mixed up, DPI and PPI?