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knotty

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Photo size
« on: October 07, 2005, 04:02:44 am »

Confused about what size to have my original photos. I noticed some users have big  originals, others are pretty small.

Question: Is there any advantage of using  large originals vs. small ones?

Thanks...knotty
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Re: Photo size
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2005, 05:40:48 am »

Confused about what size to have my original photos. I noticed some users have big  originals, others are pretty small.

Question: Is there any advantage of using  large originals vs. small ones?

Thanks...knotty

It all depends on your intentions.  If you plan to allow downloads for people to print your photos for free.  I'm sure they would love big originals for photo finish quality.  But if you only want photos for people to view and enjoy, then anything over 1200 pixels wide is pretty much a waste based on the present maximum screen resolution of user monitors.  Confusius say: "What no fit in screen is loss for you and me."

The larger your original, the slower the upload, batch add process.
Large files also also eat up more bandwidth.  If you are allotted a small bandwidth load each month, original file size is a consideration as well.

Slower machines and dial-up users might think their computers froze when they click on your intermediate image and find their computers spinning for an interminably long time before the full-size image appears.  I'm on broadband and I get upset waiting 5 secs for Adobe Acrobat Pro to pop up when I accidently click a pdf link.

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Re: Photo size
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2005, 03:30:36 pm »

Thanks Dennis,
That answers it completely. I'll use small pics then because it's just for visual viewing.

knotty
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