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    Hi everyone!

    Can you tell me what the purpose is by using image splicing? How important is it to be used on web sites? Does it cut down on load time or what? What photo programs are used for image slicing? Photoshop 7 I know about, any others? Do you all know of any free small graphic programs that are downloadable that will do image splicing? Such as ZDNET.com downloadable library, any recommendations? Let me know me something. Thanks!

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    The purpose of image slicing is so you can use certain parts of the image as links etc.

    Imageready is the best for slicing because there are lots of options.
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    Here's a good explanation of it:

    http://www.dreamink.com/speed5.shtml

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    Image slicing is very important..

    Not only does it decrease loading times, but it also allows you to optimise portions of your large images. For example, you could export the text-based portions of an image as .gif and export the graphical, photo-like portions as .jpg

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    Thanks so much for the reply back Transio. I'll definately look over the splicing tutorial link you sent me.
    Also, JR where do I find ImageReady that you speak of? I'd like more info on it. Thanks again for your replies, guys! God Bless You!
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    imageready comes with photoshop. There is a trial version at the Adobe website www.adobe.com

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    Image slicing is a great tool, but becoming somewhat overrated. One thing that programs such as ImageReady do is generate a lot of incorrect and often unnecessary code. So you will have to go back and edit portions of your code to make stuff work. As far as optimizing images for web though, it's not bad.
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    you can get to image ready by clicking the icon at the bottom of the photoshop toolbar...it's the one with the swooping arrow.

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    i think its best to slice images either in fireworks or just manually i any program and then write the code by hand. If you want something done correctly then u gotta do it yourself


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