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    I have built a web site and have my piccys in jpeg format, for some reason when i drag and drop them into my site Dreamweaver reports it cannot view these files and i should use a different format. So i have converted them to bitmaps and had to reduce the quality due to the massive size increase.
    Im sure im just doing something stupid as it seems impossible that Dreamweaver wont allow me to add a jpeg.
    Can anyone advise how i can use jpegs or convert my pictures to a format where i wont loose quality but still have a small file size (i dont want much do i!)

    Im very new at this but have acces to Fireworks and flash also, but dont know how to use them yet (all the gear no idea and all that..) if i can us these programs to optimise my piccys.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers
    Argonaught

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    Senior Member Trico's Avatar
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    Which version of Dreamweaver are you currently using... 4 or below, MX, MX2004?

    You can try inserting them into your page manualy, switch over to code view using the 3 tabs locacted at the top a couple so inches from the left. As long as both your .html page and images are saved into the same folder all you need type is:
    Code:
     <img src="mypicture.jpg" alt="description of my pic" />
    I'd avoid using .bmp if at all possible, it's a pretty poor format compared to many other better choices.

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    Have you tried re-booting you PC??!! It could just be that dreamweaver has crashed!

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    no it hasnt crashed, and i cant add them manually either.
    Any other ideas??

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    Ok, try IrfanView to modify your pics and convert them from / to different formats. Download it at http://www.irfanview.com/

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    When you saved the images as jpegs, did you just use the regular "save as" in PS, or did you do "save for web"? I have done the mistake of doing a regular "save as", not realizing that the image was in CMYK format instead of RGB, and IE wouldn't display it. Dreamweaver may be the same way. I have also had other problems where I couldn't pinpoint exactly the problem with the image, but when I did "save for web" instead of the regular "save as", the pics worked perfectly.
    (In case you don't know how to check for CMYK/RGB, in PS go to Image->Mode->)
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    ahh raspberryh i think you may have solved my problem, i was given the images and so dont know exactly what format they were saved as, i will try this.

    Thanks

    Argonaught

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    Cool, let me know what happens!
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