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02/13/2006 09:19:44 PM · #1
Hello All -

It's been a while, so bear with me. I've noticed that a number of submissions were "saved for web". What exactly does that do for the picture? I know we have size requirements, so I shrink my 3MP picture down. But I thought "saving for the web" would degrade the image further.

Please Help!

Thanks,

MarkRob

PS - does this have anything to do with monitor settings? I notice that my picture looks far darker at work than it does here at home.
02/13/2006 09:29:04 PM · #2
Saving for web is just a simple way to reduce the "size" of the pic. It gives you a few choices on how large a file you want to upload. You can choose Very High qual....High qual...etc.

I usually resize my pic to 640 x whatever...and then hit save to web and let it do the rest. I choose the quality that gets the file size of my shot right below that of the "rules".

As far as the monitor settings...no...save for web has nothing to do with it. Your monitor at work is "set" different than your one at home. You should calibrate the monitors when you get a chance.

KS
02/14/2006 10:34:33 AM · #3
should probably point out that "save for web" is a Photoshop feature (don't know about other programs) which the OP may not have. (If you do have Photoshop, it's under the File menu.)
02/14/2006 10:45:20 AM · #4
"Save for Web" is photoshop's way of taking some of the trial and error out of the process for the user. It allows you to specify a target size (in kilobytes) and then will maximize the image quality while keeping image size under the limit you set. It's a DPCer's best friend.
02/14/2006 10:50:14 AM · #5
Save for Web strips the EXIF information from a file. That's not a problem for most people, but I personally like to leave mine there, so I use Save As...

Just me.
02/14/2006 11:00:50 AM · #6
Originally posted by nards656:

Save for Web strips the EXIF information from a file. That's not a problem for most people, but I personally like to leave mine there, so I use Save As...

Just me.


I thought that too... then started toying w/ Save for Web and well, my submissions look so much better.
02/14/2006 11:39:39 AM · #7
Originally posted by nards656:

Save for Web strips the EXIF information from a file. That's not a problem for most people, but I personally like to leave mine there, so I use Save As...

Just me.


I used to do that, but I'd save to 148KB and submit the file,a nd it would be 154Kb 'cuz the EXIF was appended after the save, and I'd have to go back and do it again. So I use save for web, and this works very well for me.

R.
02/14/2006 11:47:12 AM · #8
Here's a nice tutorial on resizing for DPC.
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