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The Joy of Dreamweaver MX: Chapter 4
If you examine the Property inspector, you'll see that the photo of Chip
Havilmyer is 5 kilobytes in size. To optimize the image in Fireworks MX,
Chip.jpg in the Document window and choose Commands | Optimize
Image in Fireworks.
The source file appears in a window identical to Fireworks' Export Preview dialog box. Use the Quality drop-down menu to change the JPEG compression from 80 to 70. To make the file size even smaller, you can uncheck Sharpen Color Edges. As you change the optimization settings, Fireworks previews the image and updates its file size. When you're finished, click Update.
The optimized image appears in Dreamweaver's Document window. Select
and examine the Property inspector. The file size is now 4K.
If you use Dreamweaver's built-in FTP feature,
you probably don't want to upload your PNG files every time you synchronize
your site. To address this, click the plus (+) button to expand the
folder in the Site panel. Right-click the
PNG folder and choose Cloaking |
Cloaking excludes files and folders from operations such as Get, Put, Synchronize, and Find and Replace. In addition, cloaked files don't appear in the Assets panel.
Other Fireworks integration features you might want to explore include
- Editing a Fireworks pop-up menu in Dreamweaver
- Editing a Fireworks table in Dreamweaver
- Creating a web photo album
- Using the Quick Export button in Fireworks MX
For more on Dreamweaver/Fireworks integration, see "Dreamweaver Integration with Other Applications" in Using Dreamweaver MX.
The Joy of Dreamweaver MX, By Paul Newman
Copyright (c) 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies
Created: September 16, 2002
Revised: September 16, 2002