Weaving Photos into the Web 262

Working with the ImageReady Desktop 263

Getting Help 265

Exporting Files to ImageReady 266

Preparing Images for the Web 266

Saving for the Web 268

Working with Quality Settings 271

Understanding Resolution and Pixel Size 277

Using the Repopulate Views Menu 277

Working with Transparency in GIF and PNG-8 Images 277

Saving the Picture 278

Emailing Your Pictures 279

Mastering ImageReady 280

In this chapter, you learn about Adobe ImageReady. Although you can easily jump back and forth from ImageReady to Photoshop with a single click, you can also use ImageReady as a standalone program without ever opening Photoshop. Its sole purpose is to prepare your photos and art for use on the Web. It includes most of the same functions as Photoshop. You can set type for headlines, crop, adjust color and saturation just as you would in Photoshop. But because its purpose is specifically web graphics, it also handles tricks like animation, rollovers, and image slices that Photoshop doesn't do.

Why are web graphics different? When a picture is printed, you look at it on a piece of paper, or possibly a T-shirt or as the frosting on a cake. But when you see it on a video monitor, it doesn't necessarily have to just sit there. It can move. The earliest way to do this on the web was with GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) animation. You explore this and other motion techniques like slices and rollover buttons in the next chapter, but first you need to learn more about putting a simple image on a web page.

Special Edition Using Adobe Creative Suite 2
Special Edition Using Adobe Creative Suite 2
ISBN: 0789733676
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 426
Authors: Michael Smick

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