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Saving the Picture

It's the final step, but arguably the most important one of all. If you're using the Save for Web dialog in Photoshop, clicking the Save button opens a second dialog box titled Save Optimized As. Directly below the title is a field in which you enter the title of the picture. Below that is a pop-up menu with the following choices: HTML and Images, Images Only, HTML Only. If you're a wizard at hand-coding web pages, you may decide to choose either HTML Only—which gives you the script (in your preferred browser format) for inserting the file into a page—or Image Only, which saves just the picture in a folder called Images. Choosing HTML and Images obviously gives you both the hypertext and the image.

When you open the image you've saved, it opens in the browser rather than in Photoshop or ImageReady. If you then choose View Source from the browser's View menu (typically accessed with the shortcut key combination Shift- on the Mac or Ctrl+V in Windows), you see a batch of HTML text something like this:


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