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Improving your image with images
No one wants to look at a boring Web site. You’ll probably want to add a few
graphics to yours to give it a bit more interest. If you have pictures of your
products, a logo, or even a photo of your building on your computer, you can
upload those pictures to your Web site.
Adding graphics to your Web site is actually a two-step process:
1. You must upload the graphic from your computer to your Office Live
site. You can then access them again in the Image Library.
2. You place the graphic on the appropriate area of your Web site.
Having graphics on your Web site adds to the time it takes for a page to
download. Professional Web designers use “thumbnail” software to make image file
sizes as small as possible before adding them to a page. This reduces the
time it takes for a visitor to load those images — and your Web site.
Web images are considered intellectual property; it is against the law to use
copyrighted images. You may be able to use or buy images that you find on
the Internet. Be aware that unless otherwise stated, you should assume that
a graphic is copyrighted.
Although there are many types of graphics, the most common ones used on
Web sites include these file extensions:
.bmp: This is one of the most common image file types, giving a good
image quality with a relatively small file size.
.jpg or .jpeg: This format reduces the image’s file size without an
appreciable loss of image quality.
.gif: These graphics provide the best quality for most images but are
typically not used for photographs.
Follow these steps to upload an image and then add it to your Web site:
1. Click WebSite in the Navigation bar of your Office Live Home page.
The Page Manager opens.
2. In the Page Manager area, click Edit next to the page you’d like to edit.
The Page Editor tab of the Web opens.
3. Click the spot in the page where you’d like the new graphic to appear,
and then click Image on the Page Editor toolbar.
The Pick an Image page opens; see Figure 5-13. If you have not uploaded
any images to your site, the page is empty.
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