Optimizing Images: Aim

How do designers prepare and save image documents for web use?

What is image optimization?

What are file extentions, and why are they important for a document?


File>Save for Web

Image optimization is compressing large files like Photoshop (PSD)or Illustrator (AI) documents to make a JPG. The file size will be reduced from 3mb to 75k, making them load faster.

With the file open select File>Save for Web.


Optimize the image

From the window your prompted to select Optimize, Select JPEG from the right side of the window and click Save.


Save

Navigate to the folder you are saving it to from the dialog box and click save. Keep the same title, the extension will change on its own. When uploading the file to the website or presentation, be sure to use the one with the extension, JPEG or JPG.