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Crop Images Contextually – image cropping techniques optimized jpeg gif & png graphics

Cropping and resizing your images for the Web is a common technique for creating smaller thumbnail images that download quickly. However, we’ve seen many sites that either use HTML’s width and height attributes to resize larger images, or minimally crop and resize their images to lose vital information (see Figure 1). A better way to create images optimized for the Web is to crop them contextually.

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