HTML code used on the web recognizes two basic graphic formats -
GIF and JPEG. All the images on your web page must be either of
- JPEG (Joint Photographic Exchange Group) - As a general
rule, photos should be saved as JPEGs. This file type consists of
16 million colors.
- GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) - These files contain
256 colors or less and should generally be used for non-photo
graphics. All of the images on these tutorial pages are saved in
Inserting a Graphic
To add a photo or graphic to a web page, select
Insert|Picture|From File from the menu bar. Choose the file
and click OK.
To change the properties of the picture, select the image and
choose Format|Properties from the menu bar.
Below Alternative representations, type a description of
the image in the Text box. This text will appear in place
of the graphic if the user browses your site with graphics turned
off on their browser and will also be displayed while the picture
Click the Appearance tab.
- Change the Alignment if the picture should be aligned
to the right or left of the text on the page or if it should be
centered on the page.
- Border thickness will add a border to the picture
depending on the number of pixels you enter. Leave this value at
"0" if there is no border on the picture.
- Horizontal spacing and Vertical spacing are
measured in pixels and will add white space surrounding the
picture either above and below (vertical) or on both sides
- FrontPage automatically calculates the size of the image.
However, if you would like it smaller or larger than actual size,
check the Specify size box and enter the new Width
and Height values. Please note, it is recommended that you
change the actual size of the image in an editing program such as
Adobe Photoshop instead of changing these values, particularly if
the actual size is large and you want it to appear smaller on the
screen. Resizing the actual size of the graphic will lower the
download speed of the image.