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I have a number of images from a local photographer that I want to include on our local soccer association web site. The images are 3000x2400 (width/height) and are at 300 resolution; obviously way too large in both dimension and file size.

What are your suggestions for optimizing one of these to be 956px wide & 200px high?
Should I reduce resolution to 72 and then crop / resize?
Should I crop / resize and then reduce resolution?
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Cropping is done first

Cropping is done first because then you can set the necessary height and width in the next step. If you are using Photoshop or GIMP you change the resolution and dimensions all in the same "Image Size..."/"Scale Image..." step.

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If you're using Photoshop and

If you're using Photoshop and saving for web or using Fireworks, you don't need to worry about resolution as it'll be taken care of during the export process.

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Tyssen wrote: If you're using

Tyssen wrote:

If you're using Photoshop and saving for web or using Fireworks, you don't need to worry about resolution as it'll be taken care of during the export process.

I know this is true but I always make the extra step in setting the resolution for some reason. Probably because I'd done it before the "Save for Web" option was available. I can't seem to break the habit. Laughing out loud

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I've always used Fireworks,

I've always used Fireworks, ever since version 1 when it was still owned by Macromedia and before they bought Homesite from Allaire to turn it into Dreamweaver.

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Tyssen wrote: I've always

Tyssen wrote:

I've always used Fireworks, ever since version 1 when it was still owned by Macromedia and before they bought Homesite from Allaire to turn it into Dreamweaver.

I've often wondered if Fireworks would offer me anything. Since I own Photoshop and Illustrator would there be any reason to add Fireworks to the toolkit?

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Thanks for the replies - I

Thanks for the replies - I use Fireworks for image stuff. I'm just going to have to play with your suggestions and see if I can get anything to come out suitable.

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Why are spammers so useless

Why are spammers so useless at it?

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If you're doing it on the

If you're doing it on the cheap (ie zero moneys), I've found irfanview to be most helpful at batch resizing. Not sure if the output would be any worse quality than FW or PS tho Laughing out loud

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Thanks you for the post. Hi

Thanks you for the post.
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