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Chapter 5. Working with Web Page Graphics > Changing Graphic Formats

Changing Graphic Formats

When you insert clip art in a Web page, the file arrives in the WMF (Windows Metafile) format, which is not a good format to use on the Web pages. When you save a Web page with WMF files or any other non Web graphic, FrontPage prompts you to save the graphics on that page, and set the file format to JPEG, GIF, or PNG through the Save Embedded Files dialog box. This dialog box automatically opens any time you attempt to save a page containing a graphic element. If you want more control over the formats and settings, you can convert individual graphics yourself to one of four Web friendly formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG-8, and PNG-24. If you change the graphic format to GIF or JPEG, you can set additional options.

Change a Graphic File Format

Click the View menu, click Page, and then open the Web page you want to use.

Right-click the graphic you want to change, and then click Change Picture File Type.

Click the file type option you want.

For GIF or JPEG, select the applicable additional settings.

  • Interlaced. Displays a coarse version of a picture until the full version is downloaded.

  • Transparent. Displays one color (typically the background) of the picture as transparent.

  • Quality. Specifies a degree of compression. Typical values are 70 through 90.

  • Progressive Passes. Specifies the number of coarse versions of a picture before the full version appears. Specify 0 to display the picture at full resolution as it arrives.

Click OK.



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