I've been putting up graphics and photos on the web for a long time. Right now I am starting on a new website that has a gallery of photos. Still, after all of this time I think I am failing to do justice to these photos. I most often just pick the photo, use Save for Web .. figure out which is better looking jpg or gif and consider the file size and save it.
I've read about optimizing photos in different areas within a picture, but to be honest, I'm trying to wear a lot of hats and this is not the only thing I do, so time is important in getting a photo ready. Still I yearn for that crystal clear photo that seems to come up so quickly on a web page. Therefore I'd like to ask photoshop users (since that is my software of choice) if there is something obvious I might be able to do to improve on this skill right off the bat. Is there a plugin that would help? I know it's a general question but i'm seeking some direction in this matter. Thanks