Wes took most of the pictures using a Nikon 950,
editing in PhotoShop 5.5 (with ImageReady) and using FrontPage 2000 to
maintain the Web.
One of the features of PhotoShop 5.5 is a really good
facility for creating optimized JPEGs and GIFs, trying different levels
of compression, and understanding their download times for modem-bound
users. Using this substantially changed our approach to JPEGs. The
compression level for the Web is usually 15 or 20, except for a few
pictures that have particularly important detail. As a result, modem
users should see the pictures appearing in a few seconds. On the rest of
the site, the pictures probably take much longer.
our Round Tuit list is to create a parallel set of pages for broadband
users. Bigger images would better display the pictures and allow us to
show off what we have done with the PhotoShop filters. But, everyone
knows how hard it is to get a round tuit.