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How to Sharpen an Image in Dreamweaver

Before adding an image to your site in Dreamweaver, it’s always a good idea to use the sharpen function first. When you apply sharpening to an image, you increase the distinction between areas of color. The effect can increase the definition of shapes and lines in an image.

Using Dreamweaver’s editing tools permanently alters the image when the page is saved. If you're concerned, the best thing to do is to make a copy of the image and make your adjustments to the copy.

To sharpen an image, follow these steps:

  1. In the Document window, select the image you want to sharpen.

    The Property inspector shows the image properties.

  2. Click the Sharpen icon.

    A dialog box appears, warning that your change is made to the original file.

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  3. Click OK in the Dreamweaver dialog box.

    The Sharpen dialog box appears.

  4. Use the slider to adjust the sharpness of the image.

    Select the Preview check box to see how the changes affect the image as you move the slider.

  5. Click OK.

    The image is sharpened, and changes to the image become permanent when you save changes to the page.

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