AFTER COMPLETING THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
Download the shareware version of Paint Shop Pro for Windows or Graphic Converter for the Macintosh.
Capture screens and import images from any software application or from the Web.
Convert images into a file format suitable for display on Web pages.
Resize images to fit the layout of a Web page.
Adjust colors for optimum display performance on Web pages.
Understand the concept of a transparent GIF.
Know how to download a utility for creating animated GIFs.
Paste an image onto a Web page.
Tile an image onto a Web page.
Find clip art libraries of banners, icons, tiles, and buttons designed for use on a Web page.

INTERNET LITERACY RESOURCES:

Digital Cameras
 
Try picking out a digital camera that you'd like to own. What features are most important to you?

Agfa

Epson

Casio

Kodak

Canon

Olympus


Digital Photo Recommendations


DCViews - Digital Camera Views
Digital Photos
 

Have you tried getting your photos returned as digital files? What drawbacks do you see to this? What advantages?


Eckerde-photo



Preparing Images for a Web Page
 

If you don't already have an image editor, download and install the one that is right for your operating system.


 

Paint Shop Pro

 


GraphicConverter



ClipArt and Backgrounds
 

Visit these links to find some images for your web pages. Remember to save the image to your own computer before adding it to your web page.


MS Design Gallery Live

Texture Library
Barry's Clip Art Server

Graphics Station


Try some of these backgrounds on your own pages. Click your right mouse button (PC) or hold down the button (Mac) to save the image file to your computer.



Creating Animated Images
 

Any of these tools will allow you to create your own animated image. Try downloading and installing one to try it yourself.


 

GIF Construction Set

 


GifBuilder

Animation Shop

 


GIF89a-based Animation for the WWW

Optimizing Animated GIFs

Progressive Case: Graphic Design
 

Use these tools as you work through the case for this chapter.




Cool Archve Button and Banner Makers


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