In PS I am using RGB Background color #dddddd and then I 'place' an image on that and then I take it over to Dreamweaver.
Instead of using the color #ddd in PS, why not use the background to be transparent so that it blends with the website colors.
I concur with Nancy - save as a full 24bit png in Photoshop, and you will save yourself the trouble with background colours.
The only issue with Photoshop's png export is the lack of an indexed colour pallette option with a full alpha channel. It results in far too heavy png images that impact the loading times of a web page quite severly. In that regard Photoshop is still stuck in the nineties.
To solve this, download Color Quantizer (free), and optimize your Photoshop 24bit generated png (actually a 32bit png when it includes an alpha channel), and decrease the number of colours while retaining full transparency!
The cool thing about CC is that is supports a limited colour palette beyond 256 colours as well (which Fireworks, while it supports full alpha channel with indexed coloured png files cannot achieve either!). And for those crucial areas you can use a simple quality mask brush tool to make sure those areas remain identical to the original.
Take this icon as an example: the original PH version is 273kb. The optimized 512 colour version is 85kb. Quite a difference in file size, while maintaining full transparency and full visual quality.
Sadly, no mac version. A real shame.
It took me a couple of days to get to where I could mess around with it. I have a Mac. I just set the background as transparent (which I would have tried on my broken Windows PC if it wasn't broken). Then I ended up 'saving for web' and got a smaller file that is still crisp.
Scroll down on the right ... there is a digital strawberry (10 KB in .gif format)
And a digital vintage 'badge' ... (8 KB in .gif format)
It is much better than messing around with the colored background. Thank you. Also,digital graphics have improved a lot. so that helps.
I am not sure I followed all of that. But, I got the idea that using a transparent background is the way to go. Thank you.
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