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Chapter 6. Using Adobe ImageReady CS2 > Optimizing Files for the Web

Optimizing Files for the Web

In the preceding chapter, we briefly spoke about saving web graphics from Photoshop using the Save for Web command. As you'll see in the following chapter, Illustrator has the same command as well, with extended functionality. In reality, all of this stems from ImageReady itself. Before we begin talking about optimizing web graphics, I want to take a step back and explain what optimizing really means, why it's important, and how ImageReady can help in the entire process.

First, it's important to understand how web graphics differ from those created for print. A designer is faced with specific challenges when it comes to creating graphics that will be displayed on the Web. Of course, there are pros and cons to just about everything, but here's a list of some of the things a designer has to keep in mind when designing web graphics:


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