Image Manipulation

Websites are a whole lot more appealing when you have photos for people to rest their eyes on. Putting an image on the web is not the same as with printed material. If you make the image too big it will take too long to load the page. If you make it too small, no one will bother looking at it. As an example, this background image started out at 5,711px by  3,636px and took up 15.4 megabytes of disc space. Using Photoshop, we’ve optimized the image to 1,200px by 764px using only 189.7 kilobytes of disc space.

Websites are a whole lot more appealing when you have photos for people to rest their eyes on. Putting an image on the web is not the same as with printed material. If you make the image too big it will take too long to load the page. If you make it too small, no one will bother looking at it. As an example, this background image started out at 5,711px by  3,636px and took up 15.4 megabytes of disc space. Using Photoshop, we’ve optimized the image to 1,200px by 764px using only 189.7 kilobytes of disc space.

Websites are a whole lot more appealing when you have photos for people to rest their eyes on. Putting an image on the web is not the same as with printed material. If you make the image too big it will take too long to load the page. If you make it too small, no one will bother looking at it. As an example, this background image started out at 5,711px by  3,636px and took up 15.4 megabytes of disc space. Using Photoshop, we’ve optimized the image to 1,200px by 764px using only 189.7 kilobytes of disc space.

Most of the images we get are taken by amateurs, or shot under less than ideal circumstances. The client could send images like this to a professional photographer, but the cost would high, and it might take a while.

We routinely manipulate images, at a low cost, and do the work quickly.

As an example, we received an image from the National Empowerment Center of Dr. Daniel Fisher shaking hands with Senator Kennedy.

This is the original shot, taken with a cell phone. It’s a great image and luckily the resolution was high enough to give us plenty of flexibility. But there is a lot to distract you from the moment.

We manipulated the image and put a date on it.

This image has been posted to two of my client websites: National Empowerment Center, and
National Coalition of Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations.

This image had all the ingredients for an excellent group shot to be used on a corporate website. But there was one problem, was it OK to show someone holding a beer?

We tried to Photoshop the beer to make it look like something else, but it would have been too time consuming. Instead, we used the “content aware” tool in Photoshop to remove the persons arm holding the beer 🙂 Note that the leather couch behind looks normal.