by Becky Davis
File Types and Formats and How to Save Them
Save for Web vs. print
When preparing images for the web and other online media, you often need to compromise between image display quality and the file size of the image.
That statement is straight out of Adobe’s help files and is really the heart of this discussion. A perfect picture in size and quality for the most part is too big (physically and in file size) to be useful on the web. Compromises must be made. This subject can go on for days, but here are some simple things to memorize.
- Print – 300-600 dpi (dots per inch, printer resolution)
- Web – 72 ppi (pixels per inch, monitor resolution)