Free Web Resize Actions Image

Free Web Resize Actions

March 16, 2009

Posting large images is easy with PhotoPressPro, but too many large, slow files can really start bogging down your blog. If your blog suffers from blog-bog, you should optimize your images for the web. Reducing the resolution of hi-res images not only keeps your blog loading quickly and smoothly, but it also helps to prevent others from saving your print quality images.

These convenient, easy to use resize actions can help you post images to the web.

Download the action set here.

Read this post if you need help installing the actions.

Use these time-savers on a processed and cropped, 300 dpi image. After the action is done, save the file. I like to add “WEB” to my file name. Don’t forget to always save as a copy and file quality at 8 (you can adjust this if you like). For my examples, I processed the image, then cropped it to 4×5 300dpi. Then I ran the actions. Click the link below for the full-size original image.

Warning: Very large image.

Easy Web Resize

Easy Web Resize reduces your cropped image from 300dpi to 72 dpi. That’s it.

Easy Web Resize example

Web Resize w/sharpen

Web Resize w/sharpen reduces your cropped image from 300dpi to 72dpi, then adds an unsharp mask at 35-1-0.

Web Resize w/ sharpen example

Web Ready

Web Ready reduces to 72 dpi, runs unsharp mask at 35-1-0, and extends the canvas 1 inch all around, creating a thick white border. (Don’t forget to account for the border making your image larger.)

Web Ready example

These are just a few options; many users have different workflows that work for them. Do you have any tips for resizing images for the web? If so, we’d love to hear them in the comments.

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