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Copyright 2012 by Faculty Development and Instructional Support (FDIS) 54 M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston, TX 77204-5046; (832)842-2147
 

Summary: Copyright 2012 by Faculty Development and Instructional Support (FDIS)
54 M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston, TX 77204-5046; (832)842-2147
Optimizing Files for Blackboard- PC
When creating documents and files that you are going to upload, oftentimes graphics can lead to files that are too
large and therefore difficult to upload or download. To help you create files that will load easily anyone attempting
to view the file, this tutorial will take you step-by-step through the process of saving images.
Topic 1 > Saving Images
When you create or download images, your computer automatically saves them as a specific file type. If possible, it
is preferable to save files as a JPEG due to the compressed size which will allow you to upload the images more
easily. To save a file in a different type:
1. Create or download your image. When you do this, it will automatically assign a file type.
2. If you are using Microsoft Office version 2003 or higher, you are going to use Microsoft Office Picture
Manager. If you are using an older version, it will be called Microsoft Photo Editor. To access these
programs, go to: Start > Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Tools > Microsoft Office Picture
Manager (or Photo Editor for older editions).
3. From there, the Picture Shortcuts menu will be opened within the program. This will allow you to choose
the correct folder for your images. Select the folder, then select the image you wish to compress.
Copyright 2012 by Faculty Development and Instructional Support (FDIS)
54 M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston, TX 77204-5046; (832)842-2147
4. At this point, it is always a good idea to save the image as a new file so that you still have the original

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology