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Did you scan the watercolors to get them into Photo Paint? Photograph them with a digital camera (a form of scanning)? Pam Deb0224@aol.com wrote: > > Pam asked how I got prints from watercolors onto the Web-- > > I use Photo Paint, which allows conversion to the .jpg format, and I can set > the amount of compression for each image. A preview window allows me to > watch the image gradually deteriorate before my eyes as I increase the > compression. The service I used to build my web site had guidelines as to > the size of .jpg images (there's a limit to the image space I can have of 12 > mb, total.) They suggested keeping the .jpgs to "under 40 kb" each. I > downsized each full print image in Photo Paint first, (not changing the > resolution) and then played with the .jpg settings to retain as much image > quality as possible. Most of the images are between 35 and 50 kb, but don't > seem to take forever to load. I found that my first try resulted in Web > images that were entirely too "zingy" so I went at it again, adjusting the > levels for each image until it most closely matched the printed output. This > was by far the most tedious part of building the site, but probably the most > crucial. (And thanks for the compliment, Pam!) > -- Pamela G. Niedermayer Pinehill Softworks Inc. 1221 S. Congress Ave., #1225 Austin, TX 78704 512-416-1141 512-416-1440 fax http://www.pinehill.com - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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