THL Toolbox > Developers' Zone > Web Development > Directories and File Names for TIFF and JPG Files
Contributor(s): Mark Ferrara, Than Grove
The vast majority of JPGs should come from the MMS. However, if you have a TIFF file of an image, follow these instructions:
- Locate the image you want to use (say from the image database) and
open it in PhotoShop
- In the /images folder where the image will ultimately go (e.g.,
encyclopedias/literary/images) create an "/originals" folder
- Save the original image in the "/originals" folder as a .TIFF
file, using the image's ID number from the image database as its name.
- Crop and resize the image to the desired height and width but do
not save it yet.
- Using the "Save for Web" option, save the image as a .JPG file,
setting the "Quality" to somewhere between 65 and 75 (out of 100%); for some images, set this at 80. Each image is different depending on color intensity and hues so attending to editing individually can save 10's of kilobytes on a single page. The file name should be the image ID plus some short descriptive text.