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Old Dec 22, 2011, 2:42 PM   #1
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Angel of the North, North East UK.

What do people think? One of the better photos I've taken in a while.
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 3:00 PM   #2
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Nice image.

But, for future reference, we'd really prefer it if you downsize your images to 1024 pixels or less on their longest side for embedding in forum posts. Otherwise, please just post a link to them instead.

Keep in mind that many users don't have higher resolution displays (the most common display size is still 1024 x 768 pixels if you look at most statistics keeping track of that kind of thing). So, for larger images, many members would have to scroll back and forth to see an entire image.

http://gs.statcounter.com/#resolutio...-201012-201111

If file sizes are too large, that can cause problems for some members, as we still have a number of members that don't have high speed internet access (with a number of them still using dialup access). Also, some wireless data plans are not unlimited and have bandwidth usage restrictions (i.e., based on how much data is downloaded in kilobytes).

So, larger image file sizes increase member costs in those cases (using more of the bandwidth on the data plan they have), and can cause longer page load times with large image sizes (especially if more than one image is on a page).

Not too long ago, we used to recommend images be no larger than 640 x 480 pixels. Here's an old post on the subject (the instructions are no longer valid, since we've changed forums software since then).

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Right now, we have the forums set for a maximum size of 1024 pixels on the longest side of an image, with a max file size of 253.9KB. But, keep in mind that that's still considered to be large when users don't have high speed internet access, or have a usage based data plan. Ditto for trying to view a larger image on a smaller screen (netbooks, smart phones, etc.) without needing to scroll to see all of it. ;-)

We don't enforce those limits automatically for photos located on an external server. But, we'd appreciate it if you kept the sizes more manageable anyway (with the length on the longest side at 1024 pixels or less).

Thanks.
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 5:52 PM   #3
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My apologies.
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No need to apologize. I was just letting you know for future reference, since that image was a bit on the large size for viewing inside of a forum post here (and I see that you've already changed it to a link instead now, so thanks).
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 6:17 PM   #5
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Updated to 800 wide, fits better in the forum than 1024.
Dont have any photo manipulation packages on the iPad so just used imageshack to do the resizing, hope it hasn't stripped out too much quality.

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Old Dec 22, 2011, 7:26 PM   #6
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Nice use of the fisheye lens.

Is that your shadow at the bottom? Maybe retouch it out...
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 8:02 PM   #7
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Yeah, it was early morning and had the sun directly behind, try to get out of the shot but the 8mm field of view is just too large.

Tried editing it out but i find tree shadows fairly difficult to replicate.
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Looks like it's going to take off and fly away.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 5:46 AM   #9
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Spectacular. Angle, composition, contrasting colors. I like it!
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