Converting images to GIFs or JPEGs in as a batch can save a lot of time when
working with many images. You can save your preferred settings in a droplet and
then apply it to any image or batch of images. To create a droplet, click on the
Create droplet arrow on the Optimize palette. Save the file on the hard disk. To
process a file or folders, drag them onto the droplet icon from an Explorer
window. The droplet will create copies of the original files in the same folder
Image ready can become very slow when working with very large images. The
program works best with only 72 dpi images. All other editing should be done
with PhotoShop, resize to this resolution and then worked upon in ImageReady
Hold down the Ctrl key and click on Help > About Adobe ImageReady to see the
beta splash screen. You can also open this by holding down the Alt+Ctrl and
clicking the logo on the toolbar.
Hold down the Alt key and click the logo at top of the toolbar. The picture
becomes a duck. Open a new image with transparent background. Type the word "duckerboard"
(without quotes). The checkerboard pattern is replaces with a duck pattern.
Using Multiple Views
You can use multiple views to compare images in various modes. Click on View >
New View to create a new view. for example to view the image with browser
dithering and a third to see how to the image would look on a Mac. Change the
new views to Optimize the mode by selecting the tab on the image workspace.
The dither Algorithm dropdown on the Optimize palette lets you choose a
dithering method for the image. The Dither percentage slider lets you control
the range of colors simulated by dithering. A higher dithering percent creates
the appearance of more colors and more detail in an image, but can also increase
the file size. for optimal compression, use the lowest percentage of application
dither that provides the color detail you require.
Lights, Camera, Action
Use actions to automate repetitive tasks and save time. to create and Action,
click on the Menu arrow on the Actions palette and click on New Action. Provide
a name for the Action and click Record to start recording. Carry out the steps
for the action if the sequence that they should occur. Click on the Sop button
on the Actions palette to stop recording once you finish. To apply an Action,
select it and click on the Play button on the Action palette.
Better Text Effects
When using antialiased text with a transparent background, define the Matte
color to be the same as the background color you are using on HTML page. This
avoids the appearance of a halo effect around the edge of the text. To specify
Matte color, select the color form the Matte dropdown on the Optimize palette.
You can also select either the Foreground or Background colors as the Matte
color form here.
Click on File ? image info to enter the title of the output Web page. Click on
File > HTML Background to set the background color of image that you want the
image to appear on in the browser