22nd August 2003, 08:37 PM
image quality that you guys usually use in ps 7?
i think i need to make my file sizes smaller so what's an acceptable image quality value (you know if you save to jpeg in photoshop 7 you basically can choose a value of 1 to 12 for image quality) ?
basically i resize my images from 500 to 800 pixels lengthwise.
acceptable image quality value = relatively small size + good image quality
22nd August 2003, 09:08 PM
22nd August 2003, 10:23 PM
i usually save for web and use 100% quality.. if the image is meant for web..
22nd August 2003, 10:43 PM
If I'm keeping it on the web for my gallery, save at 5 or even 4. Reso at 520x390. For good reason.
23rd August 2003, 04:40 PM
72 dpi is the maximum display of a monitor.
As for print requirement, it's best to keep your resolution at at least 150 -300 dpi.
There are some misconception that as long as your dpi is larger, you will have a good image. The size of the image also plays an important role to the quality of the images.
Meaning, with an image of 10mm x 10mm, 300 dpi in size, you could only do a decent print up to 10mm x 10mm in size. (maybe slightly larger than this). As monitor display allows a max of 72 dpi, the 10mm x 10mm image will be larger by about 4 times on the screen (300 divided by 72). Though it looks much bigger on screen, when it comes to printing, you could only get 1/4 of the monitor screen size.
24th August 2003, 01:48 AM
He's asking about compression levels.. in fact, everyone is talking about compression levels!
24th August 2003, 03:35 AM
i use 5-7 for browser display, 8-10 for photo that i send to friends
24th August 2003, 09:02 AM
I use '7' for images hosted on web galleries, email and anything transferred to friends electronically for viewing on PC.
For printing, I'm your typical 'kiasu' Singaporean. Set to level '12' and just burn to CR-RW.
24th August 2003, 11:55 AM
Originally Posted by YSLee
If that's the case, you would have to rely on your eyes judgement. Though a numerical range of say 7-8 is quite good, this numeric is dependent entire on individual image. Some images can even go further down in scale and do not create much difference. If it's only for screen viewing, there shouldn't be much of a worry.
29th August 2003, 06:48 AM
all depends on colour values of the image and what the image is for...
saving anything for the web reduces it to 72dpi, not exactly what you want to have when showing off your photography...
Also I think you might want to revisit the sizes of your images for the web .
Go with a thumbnail, that links to the full-sized image that loads in another browser.