How Reducing Image File Size Saves Bandwidth and Money

Images are a critical part of human communication. With just one picture, you can convey thoughts and information quickly, easily, and beautifully.

However, images come with a price: They are bandwidth-heavy, which impacts the user experience as images take a longer time to load. Plus, bandwidth costs money: The more you use, the more it will impact your bottom line.

Fortunately, there are ways you can use images while still saving the time and monetary costs of bandwidth. Here are some tips on how:

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3 Reasons You’re Not Getting Sharp Photos

One important component of photography is getting crisp, sharp images. If you’re new to DSLR photography, you may be struggling with focus. It’s especially frustrating to go out shooting for a day assuming you’ve taken nice, clear, sharp images, only to go home and find that they’re blurry and out of focus.

Fortunately, there are more than a few ways to improve your chances of getting sharper images. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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The Number of Megapixels You Need for a Professional Photo

When it comes to photography, the resolution of the camera has always been an important aspect of the device, and an important selling point. Additionally, the cameras that are installed on smartphones are now being touted as equal to traditional cameras because of the high number of megapixels.

The question that is now at the forefront for many people is how many megapixels are truly needed for a professional photo. There is no single, correct answer, but instead a variety of factors to consider regarding megapixels and image quality.

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How to Improve Low Quality Photos

Photography is a form of art that you can get involved in at any age. However, it is a form of art that requires the right equipment in order to get the best results. If you’re just starting out, you might not have the camera or lenses you need to create crisp, stunning images every time you shoot. What should have been a perfect shot could be a disappointment if the final image is too blurry, or not as vivid as you expected.

Luckily, there are photography experts who know a thing or two about boosting the look of low quality photos. Follow these tips, and the pic you thought was a missed opportunity could turn into something you’re proud to share with family and friends.

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8 Ways to Compress Images without Losing Quality

There is no doubt that the visual appeal of any website is enhanced by the images used on the site. Unfortunately, as critical as these images are to the appeal of a website, they can be problematic because they can slow down the loading of the page. An image that has been taken by a camera has a very high resolution, which enhances its quality at the expense of loading speed.

Then there is the issue of image-use on social media. Social media has become a serious marketing force, but these platforms have limits on file size, so you need to know how to ensure your image files meet the specifications of any social media sites you use. Again, compressing your image file can affect the quality of the image. But it doesn’t have to be this way!

Fortunately, there are a number of ways to reduce the size of your images without compromising the image quality. Here are eight ways to compress your images without losing image quality:

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Best Image Enhancement Tools Of 2016

Adobe Photoshop has come to be the name brand of photo-editing software on the market. However, it can be a difficult program to master and it’s expensive to use.

Photoshop isn’t necessary for basic and semi-advanced tasks including cropping, resizing, and exposure correction. Thanks to advances in technology, there are alternative online photo editing tools that accomplish all of these tasks and more. They offer users the same parameters as Photoshop, and oftentimes these programs are completely free.

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5 Easy Ways To Reduce Image File Size

Page speed affects both Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and user experience, with people nowadays expecting a fast and reliable web experience. As a result, it’s imperative to take control of your site’s image sizes in order to deliver a faster-loading site to your followers.

Image compression is either lossless or lossy. Lossless image compression retains all of the image’s original data, whereas lossy works by discarding information from the original file. There are a variety of image compression algorithms that use different approaches in order to reduce the file size of an image, so choosing the right one for you can be a challenge. Here are five options to consider to get you started:

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