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I have a new E-Comm site that I am building. Non of the wholesalers have images of their products. I will have to do this part, no biggie I guess. I am thinking take the image using TIFF format at the highest resolution being, for my camera, around 2000px. I then will cut the image size in 1/2, do a sharpen, cut the image size in 1/2 and do a sharpen. Then save this file as a JPEG. I was also planning on saving the original TIFF.
Is this the best format to use? Is cutting the image in 1/2 in size too big of a jump? Will doing a sharpen twice have bad effects on the image?
I have done a few tests and I think it's all good.
I usually take product photos as camera-default 2 megapixel high quality jpgs, cut the background out of the image in Photoshop, sharpen the image, reduce it to the final dimensions I'll be using, then use the Save for Web function to output a a jpg.
I suppose if I was really cool, I'd save them as pngs... ;) Photoshop's built-in png compression doesn't usually work as well as the jpg function though.
You can also create a mask from the lasso selection, if you want to hide the background but not delete it completely.