I'm having my first website designed but uploading the images is down to me. I have images of the things I stock on CD roms from my suppliers but the file sizes are too large to use 500KB plus. Is there a way to change these file sizes or do I have to take photographs myself in a smaller size.
I'd be interested to know why your website designer is leaving the image uploads to you, unless he has put a CMS into place. I wouldn't dream of leaving a client to do something that is not their responsibility.
Thanks for the quick responses. Going to try your suggestions and see what happens.
Kemistri - the website design package is a "self-build" idea and imagage resizing/uploads They were available as an "extra". I thought I could manage it myself but I'll have to wait and see. By the way, what is CMS?!
The Image Resizer is unsuitable for use in website content management because it does not provide any control over JPEG compression. This is a variable that should always be optimised for web use and has to be carefully controlled for best results. Images that are intended for use in websites should be managed by a proper image editor such as the GIMP, Paint.net, PSP, PhotoImpact, Photoshop, etc.
What makes you think that, woodchip? Anything that needs a large palette will be a JPEG (obviously) and it is increasingly commonplace to see anything graphical rendered in PNG now that it is properly supported across platforms. I stopped using GIFs in my projects quite some time ago.