IrfanView OR OTHER PROGRAM - Tips -
close page when done
Adjusting an image to a smaller size and
lower "dpi" makes web pages load MUCH faster and e-mails to send and
receive faster and easier. The only exception to this is if you
want the person to be able to "print" the image, then the better quality
the file the better quality the print.
NEVER ADJUST YOUR ORIGINAL IMAGE AS NEW AND
BETTER PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE EACH DAY
Suggestion use "date" folders named as 20040627, inside this folder
open a new folder ORJ "original" and put all images for that day in the ORJ folder
- open them from this folder and save the adjusted image in the 20040627
folder (or name your folder Vacation etc. instead of the date)
1) select "file" at the top and "open" your image file and then select
"file" at the top and "save as" NOT SAVE - specify your new file
name if you want and the folder you want to save it in. ( from here on
you can just select "file" then "save" - it prevents you from
accidentally saving your adjusted file over the original.
2) CROP ( select only PART of the photo )
file and to crop just click on the photo (left mouse button) where you
want to start the top left edge - drag your mouse to the bottom right
corner and release
then click on "edit" at the top and select "crop selection" OR just hold
down on the "Ctrl" key and then touch the Y key.
3) RESIZE - click on "Image" at the top then select "resize/resample"
make sure "preserve aspect ratio" box is checked
set "width" to 700 or if photo is a Vertical one set the
"height" to 700 - the height or width will automatically set it self.
Set "dpi" to 100
"units" selected as "pixels"
size method - select "Lanczos filter" for best quality
save your photo in a different file
For images within the "page" set size to 250 or 300 width to obtain a
small file size - REMEMBER even with a small file size 10 images at 30k
will also load slow - keep the number of images on a page reasonable.
Use "pop up" commands to link to a larger images instead of putting the
larger image within the page.
For X-cart main images - set "width" or "height" to a maximum of 300 for extra "detail images" set "width" or height to a maximum of 500.
NOTE: if you INCREASE the size of your image past a certain point it
will become blurry so especially if you crop the image do not try to
make a small image a big one unless you have the proper software and
even then it is limited.
For more information select the "help" or go to their web site
http://www.irfanview.com - just click on it to open new page - close
Flash Player tutorial on "batch"
resizing of photos with Irfan View image editor