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Old Aug 24, 2006, 2:05 AM   #1
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I was wondering how large photos you find annoying to download. I mean: I shrink them to 800x600 but when I save them they are around 150-200kB. It doesn't bother me, I have fast connection but how about majority of you. Do you find it acceptable to wait for few 150-200kB photos to load in one post, or should I resize to 640-480 and use more compression to get below 100kB?
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With a screen resolution of 1280x960, an image width of 700 keeps the image visible without having to scroll to see all of it.

Personally, I always upload at the largest file size to maximise quality & use resize in DCE Autoenhance as the Lanczose reduction, IMHO, produces sharper resized images; all enhancement settings are turned off.
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The largest size i feel Comfortable with is 1024X768. This size will comfortably fill the screen without excessive scrolling.
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I usu upload the full size to my photo web storage site.
But I also give the direct link of resolution of 1280x960 with the remark that viewer can have full size by clicking original .

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With a screen resolution of 1280x960, an image width of 700 keeps the image visible without having to scroll to see all of it.

Personally, I always upload at the largest file size to maximise quality & use resize in DCE Autoenhance as the Lanczose reduction, IMHO, produces sharper resized images; all enhancement settings are turned off.
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Change the compression level on your jpgs.
I use 5 or 6 (on the 1-12 scale that photoshop gives) for email and web and 800px wide shots look fine.
This usually brings the size down to 50-70kB.
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I'm using 1280x1024 and I always resize my uploads to no more than 800 across at usually 1 pixel per inch. There are still many people in rural areas of the world who do not yet have access to cable or A/DSL yet.

One of my biggest beefs is when I have to scroll-right.
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I was wondering how large photos you find annoying to download. I mean: I shrink them to 800x600 but when I save them they are around 150-200kB. It doesn't bother me, I have fast connection but how about majority of you. Do you find it acceptable to wait for few 150-200kB photos to load in one post, or should I resize to 640-480 and use more compression to get below 100kB?
I use the MS Windows powertool to resize pictures, it gives me very small files that still have lots of detail. I choose "large" for verticals (results in a 511 x 768 image)and get about an 80K file and choose "medium" for horizontals (results in an 800 x 532 image) and get about the same maximum file size. The results are quite adequate for viewing on this forum.

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Use this graphic as a guide to which size looks right on you PC set -a higherscreen resolution will allow a bigger image to viewed without horizontal scrolling.
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I think we didn't understand each other. the question is what filesize are you considering too big to post, not the actual resolution. do you mind 3 photos at 150-200kB each or would you prefer same photos at 100kB max in one post? It's up to 600kB compared to 300kB to wait to load in one post. I don't mind large files but I know there are people with slower connections and I'd like to know what they consider too large to wait for.

Maybe I wasn't clear at that, sorry.
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I think we didn't understand each other. the question is what filesize are you considering too big to post, not the actual resolution. do you mind 3 photos at 150-200kB each or would you prefer same photos at 100kB max in one post? It's up to 600kB compared to 300kB to wait to load in one post. I don't mind large files but I know there are people with slower connections and I'd like to know what they consider too large to wait for.

Maybe I wasn't clear at that, sorry.
Personally, I always upload at the largest file size to maximise quality i.e. 250K. combined with a resizing utility that doesn't degrade the the image too much.

The suggestion to use a thumbnail linked to a full size image is fine BUT I prefer to see the image within the thread.

By keeping the image size down to 700 pixels (as is my preference) then a file size of 250K produces a most acceptable image in terms of quality to illustrate the point etc being made by the post.
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