How to Optimize Images for Your Web Site - dummies

By Janine Warner

Part of Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies Cheat Sheet

No matter how great the content on your Web pages, the images attract the most attention. The keys to optimizing images so they download quickly from your Web pages are

  • Cropping and resizing images to display well a computer screen

  • Choosing the best format:

    • GIF or PNG for line art and images with limited colors, like logos and cartoons

    • JPEG for photos and other images with millions of colors

Photoshop Elements includes a Save for Web feature that makes it easy to optimize any image and save it in the best format for your site.