Monthly Archives: December 2013

Video: 3 Steps to Web-Ready Photos

If you’re looking for a quick and simple way to edit your photos for the Web, look no farther. Check our my 5 minute tutorial that shows you how to edit your photos in three easy steps:

  1. Crop
  2. Reduce size
  3. Save for Web

Slow-loading pages are something we’ve all encountered on the Web. Most of the time it’s because images or video haven’t been prepared properly before they were uploaded. Well, it’s not as complicated as you might think to fix that, even if you’re a novice. And you can do it with any photo editing software. I use Photoshop 6, but it’s just as easy with iPhoto or Picassa.

Find what’s most engaging

We all know that a good image means more viewers. The key is good cropping. I recommend that you think of the photo you downloaded from Creative Commons or your favorite stock photo outlet as a starting point, rather than the end product. Look for opportunities to improve the image. This means cropping the image to bring out or enhance the action or some detail, such as the expression on the subject’s face. The video shows you how.

Was this helpful? What right-sizing techniques do you use?

by Ed Carpenter — He’s a bad mutha … shut yer mouth.

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