Tracy Marks' exercises
The biggest obvious difference was between the jpgs and the original tif,
480kb. In the original, the
Adobe Photoshop for Web Design: Lesson 3
Create an image, and save it in 3 or 4 different quality
settings in Adobe Photoshop. Label each with its file size, and note any JPG artifacts in
dark bushes on the right still maintained some texture and were not as
black. If I were to use this
image on the Web, I would therefore probably the crop the right side at
least 1/4 inch.
1 16kb FOLIAG04.JPG
setting 4 24kb
7 38kb FOLIAG10.JPG
setting 10 93kb
Of the four jpg images as they appear on Netscape, there is
little apparent difference except for:
1) speckling (jpeg artifacts) on the left side of the foliage at the
1 and 4 settings;
2) blurrier foliage at lower settings; the individual leaves are more
apparent at higher settings,
creating a progressively sharper image as
the jpg setting increases.
3) the lowest settings, especially the 1 setting, appear particularly flat,
whereas the higher settings
seem to have greater depth.
The greatest difference appears to be between setting 4 (low/medium) and
setting 7 (medium).
If I was not overly concerned about size, and the image would not
appear at the top of the page,
I would use setting the 38kb file at setting 7 on a web page.
Here are setting 1 and setting 10 side by side.
TO TIM AND OTHER VIEWERS: Do you see any other
FEEDBACK FROM TIM:
The only really noticeable thing that I can see that you didn't
mention is that the red leaves on the side of the mountain in the background
are pretty dull by the time you reach Q1. I find that the loss of detail
especially obvious in the area between the guardrail and pavement...I might
not have guessed that I was looking at trees between the two if I hadn't
seen a better image.
1 16kb FOLIAG10.JPG
setting 10 93kb