If you are going to create web pages,
you will almost certainly need a collection of graphics software. These
programs allow you to resize, edit, and retouch images, change the file type,
create animations, and measure the images dimensions.
Editors This is one area where what you spend will determine what you can do.
If you do this for a living, you will undoubtedly want to drop some cabbage on
the consummate image editing program, Photoshop. If you are doing this for
fun, you will likely be able to get by with a freeware or shareware
excellent (and expensive!) choices for graphic manipulation. Photoshop is the
industry standard, and allows you to work with multiple layers, do incredibly
complex filter effects, and produce razor-sharp images of a quality suitable
for photographic production! It is unsurpassed in capabilities and control.
Whichever program you choose, you will need to be able to save
the image in both JPEG and GIF, and you'll want to be able to save with the
option to choose one color as "transparent." (Wherever the
transparent color appears, the background will show through, making the image
appear to float off the web page).