Compressing Photos for Web?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by The PBC, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. The PBC macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2011
    Hello. My name is Rebecca and I'm very new to both these forums and what all my MacBook Pro can do... Please bear with me...

    I have started a company that has a website which sells my products. I take pictures using a very nice camera and upload them to iPhoto (I am currently using iPhoto 8). I then can upload them to my website, however, they are way too big for the website.

    Is there some component within iPhoto I can use to compress these photos for the website? If so, do I need to download a newer version of iPhoto (as aforementioned - using iPhoto 8).

    Please let me know your thoughts. I appreciate any feedback and help!

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Just resize the dimensions down to 400x600 or whatever size fits your website.
  3. The PBC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2011
    Okay, thanks. But how do I do that? How do I "resize" the photo? Can you please walk me through it? Thanks in advance...
  4. bootedbear macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2004
    Austin, TX
    When you export the photo (Export is in the File menu) you can set the dimensions of the exported photo.
  5. HomeBru Studios macrumors member

    HomeBru Studios

    Jun 4, 2008
    If they are already exported, use Preview to resize the images (Tools menu I think).

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