Compressing Photos for Web?

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

  1. The PBC macrumors newbie

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    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!

    Rebecca
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Just resize the dimensions down to 400x600 or whatever size fits your website.
     
  3. The PBC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

    bootedbear

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    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

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

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