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    How to make image fit resolutions


    In relation to my other thread.

    We have an actual photo that we want to use for a Myspace profile. I had had the image hosted on my server host. However it was 1280x1024 in size and took to long to load. Is there anyway I can make the image smaller but still fit screen resolutions?. I dont know how to break the image up into segments. I do have Fireworks CS3 and PS CS4.
    Graphic design is something I never paid much attention to.

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    Breaking up a 500Kb image into two 250Kb images isn't going to make it load faster. You'll need to use a lossy image format like JPG instead of a PNG or GIF (I assume that's what you have anyways).

    If you're using Photoshop to prep the image do File > Save For Web & Devices. From there set the image to save as a JPG and pull the quality all the way down to low. In the lower left corner of the window you'll see an estimated file size. See how low you can get that number without sacrificing too much quality.

    Realistically there's only so much you can do to optimize a 1280x1024 image. That's stinkin' huge.
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    you can resize the image in photoshop to fit your desired resolution. just go to help > resize image > online > then enter the resolution of the picture you want. after that save the picture as .jpeg


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