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How to optimize the digital photos for the Web

You have taken the photos using the digital camera. You will like to post it up on the web.
If you want to put the digital photos on the web, they must ideally be properly optimized. This is to make sure that they load in the least time possible. You will want the file size to be as small as possible.
The three most common file format for displaying images are JPEG, PNG and GIF. Generally, texts and words on websites will be loaded rather speedily. The cause of slow site loading is usually large image file sizes
To prevent the slow loading, we must remove unnecessary information on the images, and thereby effectively reducing the file size of your image without affecting its appearance.
You can use Photoshop to do these image editing work. However, photoshop is not the only solution. There are other low cost Photoshop alternatives.
If you want a free image editor that can do the task, you can use the Gimp. The Gimp can be downloaded for free from
To reduce file size, 2 things must be done:
1. Resize the image to the exact displaying size. Using the images as it is intended to be displayed. For example if the display dimension is 600 X 400, make sure the image is also 600 X 400 in pixel size.


2. Use the optimimum compression rate. The screenshot is taken from Gimp image editor


If you have Photoshop, when you save an image as a JPEG file, a dialog box will appears and lets you choose the “quality” of the JPEG image. Typically a setting of 7 to 10 is sufficient to retain the quality of your image and at the same time keep the file size relatively small.

Well, these are the tips for optimizing image file sizes. Thank you for reading