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factfile4.9 Optimising and exporting buttons


As you already know, file size is always an issue when designing web graphics. There may be several buttons on a single webpage, and so each one needs to be as small as possible or they will total the equivalent of a large file. When optimising a button for the web there needs to be a balance between the image quality and file size. A very low quality graphic will download very quickly but will not look very good. A high quality, full colour button will look great but take longer to download. Using fewer colours in your original design can help to optimise your button.

DrawPlus and PhotoPlus let you save files in their own proprietary file format. This allows you to make edits and changes to the files in the future, preserving layers and vector objects. When producing graphics for use on your web pages, you will also need to export your files as either GIF or JPG file formats.

Both DrawPlus and PhotoPlus have a useful feature in the form of an Export Optimiser, which will allow you cut file size by editing dimensions, the number of colours and, most significantly, resolution.

The Export Optimiser also enables you to preview revised file sizes, download times and picture quality before hitting the Export button.


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