[Pro] JPEG settings FW Pro

Is there a way to adjust the settings for JPEG images. When i bring in a JPEG graphic, I constantly have to go to the Inspector palette to adjust the JPEG quality from the default 75% quality setting to 100%. I’ve looked in the preferences and can’t find a setting to adjust this. Is there a setting in Freeway to change this or is this one that I should be recommending as a new feature for further updates/releases?


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Is there a way to adjust the settings for JPEG images.

Try File menu > Document Setup… > Graphics tab. You will see JPEG
settings here.

This will not affect any graphics you have already placed, though,
only new ones.

Colin


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spot on! didn’t see that. do you have to di this everytime you create a new fw site?? or will that adjust and maintain that preference for good?

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I don’t know, offhand, but It’s document related, so do it at the
start of each new document. You’ll soon see if it holds.

Perhaps someone from Softpress will clarify,

Colin

On 18 Jun 2009, at 09:29, lfcredbird7 wrote:

spot on! didn’t see that. do you have to di this everytime you
create a new fw site?? or will that adjust and maintain that
preference for good?

cheers


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Sometime around 18/6/09 (at 04:13 -0400) lfcredbird7 said:

Is there a way to adjust the settings for JPEG images. When i bring
in a JPEG graphic, I constantly have to go to the Inspector palette
to adjust the JPEG quality from the default 75% quality setting to
100%.

First of all, yes. Go to File > Document Setup. This dialog contains
many settings, including how Freeway should handle JPEG generation.
Change it here and all NEW images - ones you add from this point on -
will default to that compression setting. This WON’T change the
images that are already there.

If you do this with no document open then you will set the default
for site documents you make in the future. If you do this with a
document open then you change the default for that document only.

Now, a bit more on the subject of JPEG compression. Why do you want
to go all the way up to 100%? That level is useful when storing JPEGs
as source images in archives, but it is not generally such a great
idea for ‘final delivery’ JPEGs as the file sizes tend to increase
rather a lot compared to any discernable quality improvement with the
last few percent or so. By all means do this if you want, but do
consider that your pages will take longer to load and your visitors
may not ever notice the difference between 100% and, say, 90% or so.

If you’re having problems with graphic type or similar line art
looking ratty when output in JPEG form then that’s simply because you
shouldn’t be using JPEG for that kind of artwork. GIF is much more
suitable. You may find it useful to experiment with image slicing
within Freeway (turn off the Combine Graphics or Combine With
Children option in the Inspector) and then set each ‘virtual slice’
to be output in the most suitable format.

k


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On 18 Jun 2009, at 09:29, lfcredbird7 wrote:

spot on! didn’t see that. do you have to di this everytime you
create a new fw site?? or will that adjust and maintain that
preference for good?

I think if you set this setting without having any documents open,
then quit Freeway, it should remember it. However, I think if you’re
having to set this to 100%, then something is wrong somewhere—perhaps
something to do with how the pictures were prepared in the first
place? 100% quality in Freeway means very little compression, and will
lead to big filesizes and slow performance online. I usually reduce it
from the default 75% slightly, and I’m a photographer …

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

http://www.paulbradforth.com


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