I don't know how he's uploading the files. Pasting usually works
between applications on your desktop, but if you are going to load a file
onto the web, you would normally upload it either through an ftp program to
put it directly on the server, or through an internet based interface which
allows you to upload.
I would suggest using Photoshop elements to save for the web (if it will
allow you to do that) with several different settings (and file sizes) that
will allow you to test which one works the best. I'm sure one of the
experts here can rattle off the exact settings for you, but I normally try
several, and see what I can live with. It's always a trade off. As for the
image size in email, In regular photoshop, or any image editing program, you
can find the option "image size" You can change the actual size in two
ways, pixels (this is the number of pixels per inch) or actual size in
inches. If you make the image smaller, you'll lose some resolution so
always keep a back-up copy.
If you do this and the size is different then what you would like, then
the email program is displaying pictures based on pixel size. Simply go to
the image size menu again and change the resolution to 72, which is pretty
standard I think. Resolutions vary and the following are pretty standard.
75, 150, 300, and 600 dpi (dots per inch) I know 72 sounds odd, but I think
it's a carry over from days of old when things were 72, 144 etc.
Hopefully this helps, but someone else may have a different take on this so
be patient and you'll get a few more options I'm sure.
> Will try to explain a question if I can. Probably more info is required since
> I am below an amateur and I am not directly involved yet, until I can learn
> more. My sister who is a vet has bought a new digital camera and also
> upgraded her computer, is XP. She took an image of a horse to transfer to her
> website which has photos and some simple illustrations on it. It is a
> fledgling operation with hopes of continuing with more detailed info and
> illustrations. Up to now she has done simple edits in photoimpressions and
> transferred the file to Dad's computer. He puts it on his c drive or such
> place in a folder, then cuts and pastes to the website for her. They are
> usually in JPEG and are RGB. He has been helping to manage her site. She has
> made the file supposedy compatilble with the web according to the new settings
> on her camera. Neither Dad or my sis can get new photoimpressions on their
> upgraded units. Dad got photoshop elements until they get more detailed
> images and have the necessity for more editing options. However since this
> all has happened, when Dad pasted to the web from photoshop elements the image
> appears as if the pixels have been effected in some way like a loss with some
> jagged edges and the coloration is strange like the channels are affected
> somehow. If he does it through the old photoimpressions it transfers fine!
> Also if he prints it from the folder it comes out beautifully. At first I
> thought the file was too big or some setting was not right on but why then
> would photoimpression be able to transfer it with no problem? The other thing
> that has happened also is that when she attaches an image file to an email
> (inserting) the picture is almost always too big where it never was before. I
> am just starting to learn some photoshop so I am far from giving any advice.
> Carolyn Withrow