How to upload and add high quality images

How to upload and add high quality images

Summary

This guide shows you how to make sure the quality of the images you add to your webpages is high.

Adding an image

To add an image to your webpage, go to step3,  edit your page and click the red icon on the top of the editor bar as shown below.

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An image-properties window will then appear as shown below:

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You can choose an image from our library by clicking the [VIEW LIBRARY] button and searching by keyword. To upload a new image click [BROWSE]. After clicking browse you must search you own computer and choose an image to upload.

The best image format is .JPG but we can also upload .GIF.

Formatting the way the image appears.

Using images on the internet is a little different from using then in your desktop applications. You must first tell the image how to behave by changing its properties and the text will wrap round in accordingly.

Once you have uploaded your image it will appear in the little image preview window of the image properties box. Change the properties and you will be able to see how it looks. (The most important one is the image position: Left, Middle, Right).

NOTE: If you want the image to be in the middle you must

1.       choose the “middle” position and

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2.       centre justify the image once you have added it to your webpage

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A note about images from, digital cameras

As the number of MegaPixels increase, digital cameras are producing bigger and bigger images. Uploading massive image presents a problem to any service such as ours.

1.       Firstly, because upload speeds are only about 1/10th of the download speeds a large image can take several minutes to upload. Website users are not used to waiting such long times and we often find users start clicking the back button.

2.       Secondly, your computer also doesn’t like waiting and will probably throw an ‘inactivity error’.

3.       Thirdly, if the image is eventually uploaded the image is so huge that it will be much to big to fit on your site and you will have to manually shrink the image. THis makes it pointless in having such a big picture in the first place.

4.       Fourthly, every time one of you customers clicks the page with the big image, it will have to be downloaded to them so they can view it – resulting in slow page-loading.

The Good News: To avoid these problems we have developed clever technology that will resize and optimise very large images.

The Bad News: The technology that compresses the image will result in some loss of quality

So if you want really sharp images then we strongly recommend that you resize your images to less than 400pixels wide. Or ideally the exact size that you want to use on your site. This will maximise the size of you image and the speed of your site.

If you don't have any image editing software then we can recommend a great tool that will help you resize your pictures:  http://www.drpic.com its fast and its fun