Sometime around 4/9/08 (at 01:40 -0400) Waylen said:
the paintings are sharper resolution jpegs.
Actually - no they aren’t. They’re GIFs.
Here’s something that’s rather useful to understand about Freeway.
You can import almost any kind of bitmap image, including TIFF and
native Photoshop (PSD). You don’t have to prepare your images as
web-ready JPEGs or GIFs first.
This is because Freeway will, as part of the publishing process,
generate web-optimised JPEGs and GIFs (and PNGs if you specify)
automatically, from whatever graphics you have in your pages.
Whatever image you import, the published output will be what Freeway
thinks it should be - unless of course you step in and tell it
explicitly which format to use.
And THIS is what’s happening here. You’ve imported images into your
layout. Freeway is generating web-optimised images from that layout.
BUT it is generating them as GIFs - hence the ‘graininess’ of the end
results! (The GIF format can use a maximum of 256 colours, which is
not a lot when dealing with lots of subtle hue and tonal shifts.
Seurat-style dithering is what’s normally applied to simulate
Now here’s what I suggest:
Delete the black panel and images. Start again with these.
With a blank area, draw graphic boxes and import your painting
images. Freeway should automatically choose to output them as
JPEGs, but select one and check in the Inspector palette, third
button along the top. JPEG or GIF? If it is GIF, switch it to JPEG.
Once you have your images arranged, draw a black HTML box - NOT a
graphic box - to fill in the area you want to be black, and send it
to the back.
How’s it going so far?
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