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    Adding graphics (xp)

    I want to add a picture to a webpage, but it is a very large file. What is the generally accepted way to do this? Should I reduce the size and resolution first in Photoshop, or do I do that in FrontPage? If I should do it in Frontpage, how do I do it? I have resized pictures before in FrontPage, but never added one.
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    Re: Adding graphics (xp)

    Can FrontPage actually change the dimensions of a graphic, or does it create code in the page that tells the browser to re-scale it on the fly (i.e., height and width parameters in the IMG tag that are smaller than the true height and width)?

    If it's the latter, the users would have to download the full file anyway; they would be much happier if you were to shrink the file in advance. (And if you have Photoshop, you probably care about how it looks. Scaling it yourself gives you more control than having the browser scale it.)

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    Re: Adding graphics (xp)

    FP XP has some basic image editing tools built into into it. It can create a resized version of the graphic.
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    Re: Adding graphics (xp)

    If it is acceptable to do it in FrontPage, I'd rather do it that way.
    Should I paste it into the page, then resize and resample it? I'd like to find out how most people do it, I hate it when I figure out convoluted ways to do things and then find out there are easier ways that everybody else uses. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>
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    Re: Adding graphics (xp)

    Single-click the image and resize by either:

    Dragging one corner
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    Right_click > Picture Properties and manually set the size under the 'Appearance' tab.

    Next, FP includes a handy 'Resample' tool - circled below - which does a very reasonable job in optimising the graphic size in my view. Note that you can view in 'real-time' the effect resampling has on the download time - you can double-click the "xx seconds over 56.6" to select which speed you want to monitor.

    When it comes to saving, be aware that FP will over-write by default, although you are give a choice of name and location. If you want to keep a copy of the original pic, make sure you have a copy somewhere else!
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    Re: Adding graphics (xp)

    OK it took me a while to get back to this task. But I just now followed your directions, worked perfectly!
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