The following general guidelines should be considered to ensure consistent and reliable display of images for official Messiah University websites.
- Images with picture elements (or colors), should be saved as .jpg.
- Other images, such as a logo, should be saved in .gif or .png format.
- Image types should be saved as RGB and not CMYK.
- No animated gifs.
- Image resolution for the Web should be 72 dpi.
- The color palette should be reduced to the minimum number of colors necessary to maintain image quality.
- ‘Save for Web’ or similar feature should be selected if available.
- A good image size for your images to is 500px wide (at 72 dpi). Images should be optimized/compressed and be smaller than 200kb.
We have a rich image archive filled with great images that you can use on your website or in on-screen presentations. Our photographers populate the archive regularly.