If you want to upload a new graphic for your website slider or photo gallery but don’t have the proper program to create the right size or insert the correct information, you can eliminate that frustration with XHeader. XHeader is a free, downloadable program that allows you to create and export images for your website. Read through these simple steps to get started:
First, when you create a new graphic you will be asked to enter dimensions for it. If you’re replacing or adding to an existing image gallery you’ll want to make sure the new graphic is the same size as the one you are replacing or as the other images in your gallery.
Second, you can change the the color of your screen (or workplace) in XHeader. We suggest changing it to the background color of your website to get a better idea of what the colors you choose for your graphic will look like when they go on the web. Go to Options, Screen Color, Choose Screen Color and pick or enter the color you need.
Finally, there are two ways to save your new graphic, and you should use both. Click Save XHF to create a file that you can edit in XHeader later and click Save As… to create a file to upload to your website. Save your file as a JPG if it doesn’t have spots of transparency and save as a PNG if it does.
There you go. Skip along merrily now.
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