Images will load faster and more smoothly if they are optimized. There are two fundamental ways to optimize images for the Library website and displays:
Make sure the image size matches the size requirements of the viewing portal before submitting an image for approval and upload. Although it may be necessary to work on a large canvas during image creation/editing, once the image is ready for use it should be scaled down to the required size:
Image Optimization (Optimizing for the Web)
Although images displayed on the Library monitors are technically not on the web, it is good practice to optimize all images viewed on the Library's portals as it ensures the images will load without lag.
Once the image has been scaled to the appropriate size, use the image editing software you are using to create an image for the web. If this is not possible, there are a couple of online resources that can optimize an image through a browser:
Image optimization may require sacrificing some image quality, so remember to use the file size limits as guides for optimization.
The following file formats are supported:
JPEG, TIF, GIF, and PNG
Flash, Windows Media (ASF), Windows Media (AVI), Windows Media (MPEG), Windows Media (MPG), Windows Media (WMV) QuickTime (MOV, MP4, M4V); exported at 1280x720 (720p)
|Type||Dimensions||PPI/DPI||File Name Indicator||File Size|
|Library Website, Homepage Banner||1920x635||72-150||banner||
**Make sure to accommodate the existing template (See: https://www.cpp.edu/~library/index.shtml). Please do not use a white background for banners.
|Knowledge Center Kiosk||1300x1600||72-150||kiosk||500kb max|
|Digital Signage Ads||1280x720 (or 16:9 with padding to accommodate variations in display)||72||signage||500kb max|
(must generate both sizes)
To use photos, fonts and videos from others, please obtain their permission in advance, otherwise you may be violating copyright.
“Assume It's Protected: As a general rule, it is wise to operate under the assumption that all works are protected by either copyright or trademark law unless conclusive information indicates otherwise. A work is not in the public domain simply because it has been posted on the Internet (a popular fallacy) or if it lacks a copyright notice (another myth).”