Saving Images

How To Save Your Images

You will need to save your images whether you get them from the Internet, take the pictures yourself with a digital camera, scan the images, etc. At this point you will need to know what you are going to use them for which will help determine the size you will save them in as well as the resolution. You will also have to determine what file format you will save them in. Most likely it will either be saved as a JPEG or a GIF. The directions below will show you how to save an image in PhotoShop, and PhotoDraw. If you are using another image editing program you should be able to glean the information from these directions and apply them within your program. The directions for saving an image from the web are also provided<./p>

Saving Images In Adobe PhotoShop

  • Open up Adobe PhotoShop.
  • Go to File Open
  • Find the image that you want to open (you may have it saved on your computer, floppy disk, zip disk, etc.)
  • Click on the image that you want to open and click on open. ( You can also just double click on the file you want to open). If you want to open up multiple files hold the control key down and select the various images then click on the open. Your image(s) will open.
  • Make any changes you want to your image, resize, lighten, etc.
  • Go to File on the menu bar and chose either save a copy or save ( it depends on which version you have)
  • If you choose save a copy then give your file a name and click on the drop down to choose what format you want to save it in. Choose the location where you want to save it to.
  • Click on save.
  • If a dialog box comes up for quality I usually choose 8. If it was for something that you will be printing out and you want excellent quality you could choose 12 which is the highest. Remember the higher you go with the number the larger the file size.
  • If you have save for web a dialog box will open and you choose the format that you would like to save it in. Choose the image by clicking on it, that looks the best while also looking at the file size.
  • Click on Save and give it a name and choose where you want to save it.

Saving in Microsoft PhotoDraw Version

  • Open up PhotoDraw.
  • Go to File on the menu bar and choose Open or Visual Open if you want to see thumbnail views of the images that you want to open.
  • Find the image that you want to open and double click on it or click on it once and click on open.
  • Make any changes to the image that you want such as resizing, lightening, etc.
  • Go to File and click on Save for Use in.
  • The Save for Use in Wizard will open. Choose the radio button for the type of file you want to save. Click Next.
  • Follow the wizard through making choices to fit your needs.
  • The last step you click on Save.
  • Give your file a name and choose where you want to save it to.

Saving Image From the Internet

Remember that you must have permission to use the file before taking the image. Read the page carefully to see if you have the rights to use the image. If you don't you can contact the owner of the page and ask for permission.

  • When you are on the page with the desired graphic right click on it.
  • Choose Save image (in Netscape) and Save Picture as (in Microsoft's Internet Explorer).
  • The Save As dialog box will open. Select the location on your hard drive where you want to save your file and click on the save button.
  • Your image will then be saved. You can use the Insert Picture From File command to insert your new image onto the page you are working on.