Yes, the Slopetyle Comp TelePark photos were shot with our 6.3 mega-pixel digital SLR, so we started with pretty his res images, then just cropped, resized and color balanced them using Paint Shop Pro... in the back of the van on the way to Mammoth the other night, as a matter of fact...
Paint Shop has a little JPEG compression slider tool, you just keep moving the thing up, increasing file size as you go, until you find the setting that results in a clean image with the smalest possible file size.
In the case of the TelePark photos they probably compressed s well because of all of the sky and white clouds as background. JPEG compression works by finding large areas of repeatable patterns to the pixels, blue sky, snow, and white clouds are perfect. On the other hand, a background consisting of trees and lots of other detail does not compress well at all.
In addition to Mitch's comments on cropping, resizing, etc..
I've found that Photoshop doesn't compress JPEG files as much as some other applications. I'm not sure why this is. I notice that if I make a thumbnail that's 100px on the longest side and save it as a low-qualiuty JPEG, it's 32k. Pretty rediculous. If I use another app (Right now it's the freeware EzThumbs) I can get them to 1k, 2k, or 3k depending on subject matter.
While I love working on photos in Photoshop, I'll do my final web compression using something else.
Joined: 12 Dec 2004 Posts: 388 Location: Kodiak, AK
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:53 pm Post subject:
Thanks. Ya I tried it with PhotoShop with the same results. Well I have PSP so I'll do a comparison test, thanks. It just seemed unsually small filesize and extra nice quality so was wondering what software you used.
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