As I reflect on my web editing work this year, I note that some clients are asking for pictures to go with the written content I provide.
While I think of myself as more of a “words” person, I want to be responsive to my clients. So I’m asking you, my fellow web editors:
Do you usually provide pictures with your written content, or does that responsibility lie with someone else? If you DO, then in your experience:
- What are the best sources of photos online?
- What’s the simplest way to wrangle them into the text? If I have to copy, save, crop, resize, etc.is there one particular tool for that or several? Are my Microsoft Office tools sufficient for that, or should I really consider using another tool?
- What are the “gotchas” of working with pictures? Are there technical constraints to consider? Are there permissions to worry about? Are some file formats (.jpeg, .png, etc.) better than others for the web?
- What is the best source of information about using pictures on the web? It may be a book, webinar, YouTube series or something else.
In the spirit of reciprocity and collaboration, what is your biggest web editing question or challenge from 2012? What areas would you like to explore with the help of this group? Thanks in advance for your input, and if there’s a web editing topic I can help you with, I am more than happy to share.
It’s been a treat writing these posts this year. I hope you have found something of value. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and I look forward to continuing the conversation in 2013!