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Hi, It's been quite a long time since I have taken part in the forum and I'm hoping to partake more often from now on. The past 3 years have been very difficult for myself and a lot of everyday things had to be put aside for a time. However I did miss the Foto Fair forum and the usual contributors to it. As soon as I can figure how to reduce the size of the files (I have forgotten) I will start posting images again. I know there are tutorials here so I will look into it this evening.
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look forward to that Conor....

Also the Monthly Challenge is good ground to start on....................
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Welcome back, Connor. Most editing software has resizing options, I usually resize to 864 pixels along the longest side at 72 pixels per inch and save at the highest quality possible whilst keeping the file size below 510 kb to comply with the restrictions of the forum.
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That's interesting John, my forum settings are a bit different. I've been using Lightroom recently and for the forum I use 960 pixels as the longest edge but 300 pixels per inch (as it was set that way for printing and I've never changed it) and then set LR to keep the file size below 500kb. Sometimes for letterbox panorama shots I'll use up to 1200 pixels wide for the longest edge with the others the same. My question is what's the influence of the pixels per inch setting on a forum post?
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That's interesting John, my forum settings are a bit different. I've been using Lightroom recently and for the forum I use 960 pixels as the longest edge but 300 pixels per inch (as it was set that way for printing and I've never changed it) and then set LR to keep the file size below 500kb. Sometimes for letterbox panorama shots I'll use up to 1200 pixels wide for the longest edge with the others the same. My question is what's the influence of the pixels per inch setting on a forum post?
I've always selected 72 ppi because that is the standard resolution of most monitors, but as you use 300 ppi without any problems it would appear not to be important; I would guess the monitor is sorting this out automatically. I tend to restrict the longest edge to 864 pixels because at 72 ppi that's 12 inches, which fills my screen without having to scroll.
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I've always selected 72 ppi because that is the standard resolution of most monitors, but as you use 300 ppi without any problems it would appear not to be important; I would guess the monitor is sorting this out automatically. I tend to restrict the longest edge to 864 pixels because at 72 ppi that's 12 inches, which fills my screen without having to scroll.
If everyone here adopted that method, viewing photos on the forum would be a much more pleasant experience. Sadly however, many are of the opinion that "bigger is better" which means members like myself who use a laptop have to either re-size the screen or scroll back and forth to view an entire image. Some things never change though so I don't hold out any hope in this instance.

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My question is what's the influence of the pixels per inch setting on a forum post?
My understanding is that when displaying on screen, the pixels per inch setting is ignored. It just displays 1 pixel of image on 1 pixel of screen. Of course, there is the caveat that some software might be "clever" and decide it knows better, but generally for displaying in web pages I have found this to be the case.

Pixels per inch is critical for printing though. My first attempt at an inkjet print was from a scanned 35mm negative. I didn't change the setting from the 2400 pixels per inch of the scanner and sent off a huge file to the printer, to be rewarded with a sheet of A4 with a tiny 24 x 36mm print in the middle - probably at incredibly high quality!

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And welcome back Conor, I look forward to seeing some more of your shots of life in beautiful Ireland.

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John & John & John (at least you aren't called Bruce ) thanks for the info. Just out of curiosity then "heating" John when I post an image at 960 pixels wide do you have to scroll to see it all on your laptop?
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Hi Phil, the size I usually post pics is 800x640. I've just tried 960 wide and it's also fine with no scrolling needed. Some of the problem is due to my eyesight as I often have the forum enlarged to make reading the text easier. Some posted photos however are virtually twice the width of the screen. Somebody posted an image on the For Sale board and you had to scroll up and down, for 2 mins, to actually locate the item

Similar to this post: http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=45478

I'm using a Lenovo Ideapad 510 with a 15.6 inch screen and full HD display but i'm not sure what that equates to in terms of actual maximum pixel width of photos. I suppose it depends on the enlargement factor of the screen. 1280 x 872 gives a slight overlap in height and width with my normal screen setting.

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Thanks to all above. I'm using photoshop software and tried uploading to an album I had created in my gallery. No joy!! I got called away and had to abandon it for the evening. I will try again tonight using the settings you have recommended.
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Welcome back Conor. For the more mundane posting I usually resize to 800 pixels wide but will use 1024 or 1200 for some of the competition entries where more detail is needed. I feel that this is a fair balance but it is good to hear other people's opinions. I'm a great believer in using Olympus Viewer 3 and use this to resize and quality reduce anything I upload to this forum.
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Welcome back Conor. For the more mundane posting I usually resize to 800 pixels wide but will use 1024 or 1200 for some of the competition entries where more detail is needed. I feel that this is a fair balance but it is good to hear other people's opinions. I'm a great believer in using Olympus Viewer 3 and use this to resize and quality reduce anything I upload to this forum.
Thanks for that, I'm having trouble all evening trying to get an image resized correctly. My version of PS doesn't show the same screens as others have talked about and the image ends up too small. I will try the Olympus viewer.... fingers crossed.
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Re: Banjukes, Return to the group.

G'day Conor. Good to to see you here again (even if my visits aren't often) & I also use Olympus Viewer 3 to resize (& sharpen) for web viewing as I find it so easy, & that's also after editing in Capture One.

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