13. Image Storage and Output: Managing Files for Fast Production
We've filled the last few hundred pages with techniques for making great-looking images in Photoshop. What we haven't done yet is looked at how to get these images out of Photoshop. Perhaps you'll be printing your image directly from Photoshop. Or perhaps you're saving the file to be used in a page-layout applicationsuch as InDesign or QuarkXPressor on a Web page. How you save your image or how you print it is determined by what you want to do with it next.
In this chapter we're going to explore two key subjects: how to save your images to disk and how to print them. Along the way, we'll also discuss some of the concepts you'll need to be familiar with in order to make good decisions in Photoshop, including halftoning methods, metadata, clipping paths, and transparency.