MANAGING IMAGES ON YOUR WEBSITE IS EASY. BUT THERE ARE RULES.
HERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW…
Iphone photos are not good enough – yeah, you’re a great photographer but your happy snaps blown up full size on a performance optimised web page? forget it!
Digital SLR photos are too big – They’re not saved in the right size, colour profile or resolution for a web page. Do not try and upload large images to your site, it will slow it down and break the internet
Print quality is better than screen quality, you’re not doing yourself any favours going for the highest quality format – small files for speed, large files for print
Images for your site should be saved at 72DPI (Dots per Inch). Anything else will potentially impair the performance of your site.
Generally you should be looking for an image’s file size to not exceed 200KB at the very most. It is possible to create even large scale images at this size but you’ll need the right tools.
Applications for sizing images
There are plenty of applications that are capable of editing images and saving them correctly for use on the web. I’m not trying to scoop up search traffic with this post so rather than plagiarise other peoples’ content, here’s a really good post that will help you along your way.