Image size is always a tricky issue among photog’s many feel they are inferior to others, many over compensate for their image size with rather large accessories, and many know their image size is grandiose but prefer to keep it to themselves. I figured I would go ahead and throw it all on the table and expose the naked truth behind image size! Okay, so it isn’t as dramatic as I make it out to be, but you have to look at image size in a sexual way to make this rather dry topic interesting.
Today’s tutorial will focus on the behind the scenes workings of image size and how you can effectively re-size your images for the web. Our before and after is an interactive one, the image on the left is a file that has not been re-sized for the web, while the image on the right has. Click on each one individually to see just how much longer it takes to open a file that was improperly prepared for the web.