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Simple Graphics

Converting Your Images

In order to create GIF and JPEG images, you need an image editing program that can read and write in those formats. Most operating systems since 1998 come with built in software to do just that. Use your computer's search function and look for "image editing" to find yours. If you don't have one, you can easily obtain a free or shareware editor by visiting TuCows. (link opens new window)

No matter what image editing program you use, the basic steps are the same.

  1. Open the file you want to convert to GIF or JPEG in your editing program.
  2. Go to the "File" menu and select "Save As".
  3. You will see a window pop up where you can select to save your image as a GIF or JPEG file. Select the one you need.
  4. Choose a file name and save it to the folder where you are keeping your web pages.

Try It Now!

Give it a try now with a file on your computer so you'll have it ready for our next project.

Got an image ready to go? Great! Let's learn how to add it to your web page.

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