File: How should I save my graphics?
The most universally supported file formats on the Web are .gif (Graphics Interchange Format) and .jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format. In general, use .gif format for graphics that have few colors, graphics that contain text or type, or graphics that have large areas of a single color. Use .jpg format for graphics that have many colors and lots of fine detail, such as photos. It is NOT recommended to use bitmapped graphics for viewing over the Internet. These files are very large and can affect your course performance, as they are slow to load, especially for dial-up modem users. Many scanners default to .bmp files, so make sure you check this if you are scanning photos or images.
It is also important to remember that the course server will display all graphics in their original size. Make sure that you have sized and saved your graphics in an appropriate size for your course site.
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