There’s nothing more frustrating on the web than waiting for a page to load because it’s full of heavy, unoptimized photos. Ensuring your files are as small as possible while still looking their best is the hallmark of a great looking AND fast loading web page.
- When it comes to uploading JPEGs to the web,…size matters.…We really want to have as optimized as files as we can…just to make the experience on the other end better…and of course it helps when you're uploading as well…if your files are a bit smaller.…But really it's all about that viewing experience.…If you have multiple megabytes worth of photos on…a single web page and your viewer's on a slower connection,…well they may leave before everything gets downloaded…so it's in your best interest to make sure…that your files are as small and efficient as possible.…Now, of course you know that out of Photoshop…or Lightroom or whatever software you're using,…you can export JPEGs at varying levels of compression.…
You can choose 90% quality or 70 or 50 or 30 or 10…and of course the more compressed it is,…the smaller the file's gonna be,…but you lose quality pretty quickly.…You can usually get down to close to 50%…and it will look really good,…but you go under that and it's gonna start…to fall apart pretty badly.…So what I'm gonna show you is a piece of software…
Need a refresher on the basics? Check out Joseph's Photography 101 series.
- Shooting with a smartphone or full-size camera
- Creating a softbox setup for shooting small products
- Shooting against a white seamless background
- Lighting for product photography
- Shooting accurate color
- Retouching product photography in post