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Information on importing and using graphics and graphic text in Freeway

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  1. Working with Optimized Images ("Pass Throughs")
    When you import a photograph (or graphic file with lots of colors) into Freeway the default behavior is to reduce the quality of the image to 75% and the pixels per inch to 72ppi (the web standard). If you’ve already optimized your images in your favorite graphics application then you’ll wind ...
  2. High-Resolution websites in Freeway
    An exciting new feature in Freeway Pro (6.1+) is the ability to output images at high-resolution making it possible to optimize your sites for viewing on high-density displays such as Retina Macs, iPhones, and iPads; some Sony and Google notebooks; and some Android devices. Creating a high-resol ...
  3. Avoiding unsightly banding patterns in Showcase images
    When working with photographs that contain strong repeating patterns in Showcase some parts of them may not look as expected. In the example below you can see that the regular pattern of the roof tiles is causing the resized image to display a banding pattern. To resolve this issue turn off the ...
  4. Making a random image appear on your page
    There are two methods of using random images on your pages - the Random Image Action will display one of a selection of up to 25 images each time the page loads, and using the Random Sequence Action will display the selection in a slideshow in the same way that the Sequence Timer Action does (bu ...
  5. Graphic text looks fuzzy when placed on top of a JPEG image
    When graphic text is positioned over a JPEG it usually converts to this file type too, which may show artefacts (fuzziness) around the text on preview. Graphic text displays best as a GIF, so you need to be able to use the graphic text item as a different format to the JPEG image behind it. To d ...
  6. Soft Shadows on Pages Not Displaying Correctly
    There are some instances when Freeway's soft shadows (set in the Effects panel of the Appearance tab of the Inspector) will not publish correctly. There are quite a few different reasons why this may occur, but the most common cause is when a stack of items with the Target Show/Hide Image Action ...
  7. Drag and Drop of Photoshop or Graphic Files
    Dragging and dropping from a "graphics creating tool" such as Photoshop is different from dragging and dropping from a "file cataloging tool" such as iPhoto, iView or Portfolio. There is no direct link to a disk-based file, so the image data is stored, or embedded, entirely within the Freeway la ...
  8. Displaying an Image Located on Another Website in Freeway
    To place an image located on a different URL into your page do the following: 1. Draw an HTML item the size of the external image 2. Select the HTML item then, in the Inspector Palette, click the Output Settings tab. Change the "Type" to URL. In the Content option, select "Image" then enter the ...
  9. Adding a Tooltip to Images and Graphics
    A "tooltip" is descriptive text that appears in a box when an image or graphic is hovered over with the mouse. To add these you need to: Select the graphic in Freeway that you want to attach the pop up to. Go to the Item menu and select "Extended" In the "Extended Attributes for <IMG>" di ...
  10. Adding an Image to your Page
    To add an image to your page: Draw a graphic item It should be selected already but if not Command-Click it once to select it Go to the File menu and select Import (Command-e) Choose the image you want to import. Note: if the image has a higher resolution than 72ppi it will appear smaller in th ...
  11. Incorrect Colors Displaying after Importing a Graphic
    If you are working with a Photoshop or Illustrator file in Freeway and find that the colors are slightly different in the preview to the original then the problem may be down to the color profile/space being used. Freeway will always use the working RGB profile of the system for images it create ...
  12. Using High-Resolution Images
    When you import a picture into Freeway the image is automatically optimized for you and converted to the standard web format of 72ppi. This may cause your image to appear smaller in Freeway than expected (if your image is set to anything higher than 72ppi). Use the Transform dialog or the Scale ...
  13. iPhoto Picture Sharing
    Apple's iPhoto allows users to share content between machines using Bonjour. With picture sharing set up, albums or the complete Photo library can be accessed by another machine running iPhoto. When you access shared image from iPhoto, you will recieve a series of thumbnails in the Organize wind ...
  14. Inserting Images Direct into HTML or Table Items
    There are now a few ways to do this. Firstly, you can select an image to be used as the background of any HTML item now Freeway Pro only). This is great if you have a textured image that can be repeated horizontally and vertically. Select your HTML item Open the Inspector and click the second p ...
  15. How to Make High-Quality Low Resolution Versions of Photos
    Q: "I'm building my first web site, I'm a photographer and I need the photos on the site to be good quality but not too big a file size. Does anybody know the best way of ensuring the photgraphs that I use can still look good quality @ 72dpi. I am using Photoshop and everytime I reduce the resol ...
  16. Using Transparent Images in Freeway
    Freeway Pro can import Photoshop images with transparency. To set up an image in Photoshop that has transparency, you will need to work using layers and hide or delete the Background layer. Any transparency in Photoshop will be indicated by a checker-board pattern. When working with transparency ...
  17. JPEG Compression Demystified
    Question: What is the best way to handle JPEG graphics in Freeway? Answer: There are a number of answers possible for this question, and the right advice to follow depends a lot on the JPEG graphic in question. General Advice JPEG (which stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy co ...