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Lesson 1. Preparing Images for Print or ... > Preparing an image for the Web

Preparing an image for the Web

An advantage to preparing images for Web display is that you compose and edit your artwork in the same medium as the final piece—on an RGB monitor. You optimize and proof the image for variables such as platforms, browsers, download speeds, and monitor displays.

Preparing an image for the Web involves the basic steps covered in an earlier section, “Adjusting tonal range and color balance” on page 15, and then choosing optimization settings to create a more efficient file. Optimization refers to how the selected file format, color palette, and compression settings affect the quality and speed at which an image will display.


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