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Have you ever been perplexed by watching a photo on your website s-l-o-w-l-y fill in line by line taking forever? Or have you printed out something only to find that the images came out looking jagged or blurry? If yes, then an understanding of balancing file size and quality will help ... let’s learn about file sizes! In this one minute episode, I'll explain what is best where and show you some examples.
On the web, file size matters. Your job is to balance quality with low file size. High resolution images look great but take a long time to download. Low resolutions look bad but load quickly. Your job is to size your images correctly and use the right file type to get the size down while keeping the best quality.
In print, file size doesn’t matter. Your job is to go for the best quality possible. Whatever we make, we deliver directly to the printer via DropBox, a flash drive or some other method so those files can be huge.
What to use where?
About the author
As the owner of Pixel Lava Interactive I've helped hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits with websites, graphic design and more. I hope you'll find this blog full of useful information.
~ Ame Stanko