London Image Scanning - London, Ontario, Canada

 

Images, The Internet &
Search Engine Optimization

 

 

  1. How do you digitize images for Internet use?
  2. What are the best sizes?
  3. What is the ideal file format for your image?
  4. Does the resolution and the file matter?
  5. What about different viewing devices, i.e.
    iPhones vs. a desktop with a large high resolution monitor?
  6. How will the images be named and filed?
  7. Will there be options to edit and re-size your images?
  8. How do images affect a website's performance?
  9. Do images have an impact on search engine optimization?
  10. Is there someone who can provide the answers and services required?

Internet and Web Images



Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you digitize images for Internet use?

Scanning and digitizing images properly will decide how well your images are viewed and how versatile they will be in the future. It's important to choose the correct type of equipment as well as the resolution best suited to your needs, which may be many. Issues such as archiving or image enlargement will also be of the utmost importance.


2. What are the best sizes?

Image sizes are a big issue, especially when you are working with hundreds or thousands of images. It gets even more complicated as images are used in conjunction with a database, like a an online retail operation. Further complicating matters is the various sizes required for the many different viewing platforms, like cell phones, iPhones and an array of others. A well thought out plan is critical.


3. What is the ideal file format for your image?

There are three formats that are accepted universally and will provide all you require for most every use on line. They are .JPEG, .GIF and .PNG. .PNG is a W3C recommendation for “best web practices” and offers many features that may be significant. However, .JPEG , .GIF are still most widely used.
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4. What is the ideal file format for your image?

The universal rule for images on the Internet is 72dpi (dots per inch) and RGB for .JPEGs and Indexed for .GIFs. These should be optimized as well.


5. What about different viewing devices, i.e.
iPhones vs. a desktop with a large high resolution monitor?

As mentioned in Point #2 the variety of sizes required is changing. It would be wise for the web developers to provide a list of sizes they will require for your website.


6. How will the images be named and filed?

In the case family photos a naming convention referring to years and events is often adequate. When considering commercial image database management, speaking with a professional and educating yourself on the options is one of the wisest things you do.


7. Will there be options to edit
and re-size your images?

7. There certainly should be. Often original “master scans” are saved at high resolutions. For example, a typical family photo might be saved at 600dpi in the .TIFF format. From this you can make changes, then export the final image out at 72dpi and sized to your requirements. Many other editing options are available. Please see our pages: Restoration and Photo Manipulation.
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8. How do images affect a website's performance?

There are many issues when it comes to website performance. Images, especially where there are thousands, is certainly one. To learn more, see: Google's Page Speed Tools


9. Do images have an impact on
search engine optimization?

Without a doubt! Here is an excellent article that gives some insight into the importance of images and SEO (search engine optimizing). SEO FOR IMAGES : DO NOT IGNORE


10. Is there someone who can provide
the answers and services required?

Yes!
We have 20 years of experience in image management, archival quality scanning and digitizing, website design and development, computer graphics/vector graphics, image editing, photo restoration, image manipulation, search engine optimization, printing, prepress, image enlargement, graphic design and more. The key to a successful project is in the planning.

Please call us at (519)-777-9760 for an initial free consultation on what first steps you need to take.

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Examples of Image Scanning,
Website Design and Implementation

These two website projects represent examples of start to finish image scanning, editing, website design and construction by London Image Scanning's Patrick Donoahue.

Internet Image work for Linda Kooluri Dobbs

Linda Kooluris Dobbs is a well known Toronto artist and photographer. All of the images on this site were scanned from 35mm slides and 4” x 5” negatives.
Internet Image work for Graphic Designer Jim Donoahue
This is the portfolio of internationally renowned graphic designer Jim Donoahue. All graphics were scanned from 35mm slides and 4” x 5” negatives.

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