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Preparing Your Digital Camera Images for the Web

After transferring your images from your digital camera to your computer, delete any blurry, out-of-focus or badly composed shots. Then rotate any sideways images.

If your hard drive failed, you would lose all your pictures, so it’s always a good idea to backup your pictures to a CD, DVD or a removable drive, just in case.

Create a new  folder to save your web site images into – create the folder in a place you will easily find again (like on your desktop) and give the folder a descriptive name for identification (e.g. My Web Site Photos).

Choose only a few great images. They must be relevant to your web-page or article. Good photos will enhance the visual appeal of your web site.

Resize your images! When we take pictures from digital camera or scan with scanner, the file size of the pictures is very high. This large file size may create a problem when we use these pictures in website. The larger files require more time to download the web pages. In this situation it is possible that the visitors may not visit us again – because they didn’t want to wait for the web page to load!

A safe size for your web site pictures is 800 x 600 pixels. If you don’t know how to use your camera software to reduce your picture size, try an online service like piknik.com

Rename your images before saving:
Use short, descriptive names (e.g., bill_in_paris.jpg, beach_sunset.jpg).
Descriptive names help search engines.

Use lower case letters for names.  “house.jpg” and “HOUSE.JPG” are not the same file.

Don’t use special characters & spaces in your file names.The underscore “_” and dash “-” are acceptable, but avoid using spaces, punctuation and special characters (i.e., !@#$%^&*()][{}|/”‘?><,./~`) in your file names

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