I’d spent several minutes pointing and clicking to create 38 screenshots for my MacTips website before I realised I’d used bad Snapz Pro settings. It was set to create icon previews for the files.
38 files destined for the web were each a weighty 60Kb instead of a sleek 10Kb. And of course every byte on a web page takes up disc space and slows download time for the page.
It’s handy when images on a computer have a preview. It makes it much easier to see what the file is while browsing around a hard drive.
But for images on the web all it does is add junk.
Rather than starting again with my 38 files I used the technique in this macosxhints.com hint — Strip icon previews for better Cover Flow view:
[robg adds: Queue user fds points out that you can remove the icon from a number of files at once. Just select them all in the Finder then press Control-Command-I. Select the icon and delete, and you’ll remove them all.]
That did the trick nicely.
What’s your experience with image previews and the web?