The only image file types allowed on a web page are .GIF and .JPG files.*
So, how do you convert your file to an acceptable format? The easiest way is to open the file using your favorite image editing software, or the Windows Picture & Fax Viewer, then save it as a .JPG or .GIF.
- Double click on the file to open it using Windows Viewer or the appropriate image editing software.
- If the file will not open, you probably don't have the correct software loaded on your computer. Contact whoever sent it to you and ask for it as a .JPG or .GIF.
- Look for a Save or Save As option, usually in the File menu, or click on the diskette icon in Windows Picture & Fax Viewer.
- Select the file type as .JPG or .GIF and re-save the image.
- Save it to your Desktop if you are just going to upload it to the web site. Once uploaded, it's easy to locate and delete the "copy".
- You can now upload the new .JPG/.GIF file to the web site using the Add A New Image option in the Image Vault.
* .PNG files are also allowed, but older browsers still in use don't support .PNG's. They should be avoided if possible.
Which image format should I use?
- .GIF is best for images with mostly solid colors, like logos and charts.