We've mentioned before about how it's important to keep your page length down
But if you've image rich site such as a photo gallery this can create problems
how do you manage to show off lots of gloss pics if an small image like this (a 300 by 192 .jpeg)
Takes up about 10k even with image compression (more than 6 of these and the page would be over a 1 minute to down load on a 28.8K modem)
One solution is to use thumbnails
These are small compressed versions of your images. Many people use them as a index for photos
CLICK ON THE IMAGE DESIRED
(opens in seperate window)
The 3 images use up about 9k in total (the Barra thumnail is 5k the other 2 are just 2k in size) and allow the user to jump to a bigger version. The linked pictures are as big as 97k (Barra)
Many photo/image packages will help you do this.
With Microsoft© Paint you can directly load .jpegs in (Click file -> Open and make sure you select file type to .jpeg). Once your image is loaded click edit -> select all and then click image -> stretch/skew. Set the both stretch values to the same percentage size e.g. 20%.
Depending on your operating system set up, Paint might not be able save your image directly as a .jpeg. You may need to save it as a bitmap and either use another image software to load and convertor you can (like us !!) use our cunning sneekie method as described elsewhere
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