Preparing Images for the Web Part 2

Part 2: Detailed Conversion

Detailed sRGB Conversion Instructions – Photoshop CS4

Open Image in photoshop
Click Edit -> Convert to Profile…

Photoshop: Convert to Profile

Photoshop: Convert to Profile

The current profile is listed in the “Source Space” field.

Change the “Destination Space” to sRGB IEC61966-2.1
Click OK.

Now save the image using either of these methods

1. Use the File -> Save As option to save the image as a JPEG, ensuring the ICC profile checkbox is ticked:

2. Use the File -> Save for Web & Devices option, using a JPEG preset:

Sizing images for the web

Once you have mastered color profiles you can pay attention to file sizing, specifically the dimensions of the image file and the size of the image file.

Metadata

Metadata is stored about images in EXIF, IPTC and XMP formats. If you are a photographer or want to find out more about metadata you should read this article: WordPress and EXIF, IPTC and XMP Metadata in Images

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