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Old 10th April 2009
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Picture sizes on the forum

A favour to ask please.

Some people upload some beautiful pictures that are quite big, it makes it difficult to see the whole image on either a smallish monitor or some laptops.

Would it be possible to stick to the "recommended" size for the gallery which is longest side of 800px? (Obviously with panoramas and so on it'd be impossible)

Doing that might make it easier to view the whole picture without the need to scroll either sideways or up and down.

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Re: Picture sizes on the forum

Yes, I tend to agree.. I resize to 600x600 for my website and for the gallery here. Technically it might be better to resize to 25% which would make 914 pix wide or something like it.. however it would result in different image widths for different resolution cameras. No - perhaps its a bad idea after all :-)

I would make a plea that uploaded 800x600 images should aim for 200k file size. There are quite a few images in our galleries that would be excellent but are let down by over compression

Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.

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Re: Picture sizes on the forum

I try and keep within the guidelines of 800 long side by 600. Except where I am posting a panorama where this makes no sense at all. In these cases, I still try to keep it at a dimension to minimise scrolling.

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Re: Picture sizes on the forum

part of the problem is that some linked images are held in places like flikr that may not have an 800 x 600 version available.

in principle I agree that 800 x 600 is what should be aimed for, although I tend to use more like 150kb than 200 for web use, again I agree with Pete that 200 will contain pretty much all the data that can be viewed for such an image size and most subjects.
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Re: Picture sizes on the forum

800/600.....200k....150k...resolution....It don't mean a thing and the more I think about it or try to learn it the more me brain hurts.Must be down to a spot of compression !

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Re: Picture sizes on the forum

Hands up, I've been guilty of this (posting 100x750, not necessarily the beautiful pictures ).

It's because I post on my website at that size, and so it saves a bit of time to use the same file. Didn't realise it caused a prob, so I will make an effort next time.

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