Using Adobe Fireworks to Prepare Your Photos for the Web

Fireworks has all the features you should need to get your digital images ready for the Web. If you plan to edit most of your digital photos for use on the Web, Fireworks makes that kind of editing easy:

1

Choose File→Export Preview from the main menu.

The Export Preview dialog box appears.

2

Adjust the settings in the Options tab.

Select the file format, quality, smoothing, and other settings, as needed. Depending on the file format that you choose, the other setting boxes change to reflect the options that are available for that file format. This figure shows the options for a JPEG file.

3

Experiment with different settings until you get the image just the way you want it.

The effect of your changes appears on the preview image and on the file size and download speed display above the preview box.

4

Click the Export button.

The Export Preview dialog box disappears, and Fireworks exports your image to a file using the settings that you selected.

Fireworks can help you optimize your digital photos for Internet use, but you may find Fireworks falls short in other image-editing areas. For example, it has a limited selection of retouching and painting tools.

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