This is what I currently do with pictures:
I scanned the photos
Saved them as bitmaps
Resized the pictures to suit the website and saved as jepegs
Placed and uploaded onto website
Is there a better way I can do this to improve the quality of the pictures?
Or is this bloke just being fussy?!
Thanks for your help
> Try converting it to .swf or a Flash format.
Bitmap Images are not as less
> smooth and fuzzy than Vector Images especially if they are being re-sized!
SWF or FLA was not designed to handle photgraphic images, it defies the reason Flash was designed... Why turn them into something that will rely on users downloading a plug-in?
VECTOR images are not made up of photographs!! these are from Bitmaps...
Please ignore this man...
> Which version were you using?
Don't anymore, not since I got Photoshop 6!!:-#)
Bitmap Images are not as less smooth and fuzzy than Vector Images especially if they are being re-sized!
Fortunately, all this can be done with the GIMP, free from gimp.org.
> It's second best, but hey, it's free!
GIMPS's resampling engine is a bit on the dodgy side!! Especially after resizing and scaling!!
> BTW, your JPG compression is too high. Do it between 80 and 90, or use GIFs.
To produce an image like this retaining it's photographic qualities, JPEG is best, otherwise it would dither like mad in GIF!! 80-90 is good, but try smoothing @ 2 and removing unused colours. Also set them to be progrssive.
FWks would be the best way to optimise these, especially FWks 4 as this allows selective JPEG compression.
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