Introduction to T4 Site Manager (its-t4sm-1t)
enter the width you want (the height will automatically adjust provided
Constrain proportions is selected). Click OK. Go to File > Save
(choose a suitable file format
Alternatively use Serif PhotoPlus which should be pre-installed on your
University computer (go to Start > All Programs > Serif Applications) or any
other photo editor you may have access to (e.g. Photoshop CS / Elements,
Google Picasa, etc).
Which file format?
There are three file formats for the web:
JPG (or JPEG): best for photos and images with lots of colours but no
transparency. You can set the level of quality between 10% and 100% -
don’t go for 100% for web images, instead cho
ose 80% which is still
high, but will reduce the file size considerably.
GIF: for a long time the default format for logos and graphics with solid
areas of colour. However it can only display a maximum of 256 colours
and for this reason it is not suitable for photos.
PNG: seen as a replacement for GIF, over which it has many
advantages: not limited to 256 colours; better transparency support
(useful for creating images with transparent backgrounds); smaller file
size (a PNG image is about 20% smaller than the same images saved
as GIF). You should use this format instead of GIF whenever possible.
Have a play
Following the instructions above:
1. Optimise an image using Web Photo Resizer:
Open webresizer.com in a browser.
Click on the Resize Photos Now button and upload an image (use
images located in Favorites > Public > Public Pictures > Sample
note that the maximum size allowed is 10MB.
Set the width size to 283px, leave the Sharpen and Image quality
options as they are.
Click on the apply changes button followed by the download this
image link and save the optimised image locally (e.g. in Favorites >
at this stage don’t forget to rename the file to a web
safe name (see note on previous page).
If you have time you can also try the crop option with another image
and save it in the same folder.
2. Upload your image to the Media Library:
Upload the image you have just optimised to the Training > images
Optionally, add a PDF file to the Training > documents category.