When working with image files it is often necessary to re-size an image. Most cameras can take pictures in very high resolutions that make it possible to get wonderful high quality prints. On the web, those huge files are simply not good. They take much too long to load and waste a lot of server space. Before you start resizing all your images or cropping them take a few minutes to consider what you want to use the image for.
Thanks Gardener2005. I thought it fits nicely in with yours.
I am just starting the next one and hope to put up a new piece every week or so over the winter. That way I can take my time with it and people can learn at their own pace.
The original full size is great because I can crop/ resize as needed and keep them as clear as possible. Dave generously made an exception for the database to allow the larger pictures without reductions and for the banners and such to keep their size when downloaded.
Nice article Brenda! I have an annoying habit of resizing first then wondering why my cropped images no longer look so great.
Zanymuse wrote:The original full size is great because I can crop/ resize as needed and keep them as clear as possible. Dave generously made an exception for the database to allow the larger pictures without reductions and for the banners and such to keep their size when downloaded.
I notice you keep your image size (for this article) around the 800 by 600 pixel size. I tend to go lower, 600 by 450. Makes it quicker to upload and quicker for viewers to down load. But on another site I still use 800 by 600.
Having a slow internet connection I understand the frustration waiting for a seeming eternity just to see a photo
On another issue, my images have a huge Cubits watermark across them. Some images it's not very noticeable, others it detracts from the photo. However, I've noticed some people only get a small copyright text at the bottom of their photo. Do you know how this works?
The smaller watermarks are added before the images are uploaded with the cubits marking option turned off.
I usually use the lightbox option for my images in articles to avoid them being too large and hard to upload. For this article I wanted the banner to be as close to full width as possible. All images in my articles are reduced to 72pixles per inch for the final product to help reduce load times for out dial-up readers and because that is standard for web usage. Photos added through the lightbox option are automatically resized by the system.
Try this and see if it's what you'd like. Click on "Your Account" then click on "Preferences" then scroll down to the box titled "add a watermark to uploaded photos" change your choice to "Yes, add a personalized watermark with my name". See if that will work better for you.
Thanks for that Chelle, I'd been looking around the upload screen, so no wonder I never found it. Have made the change so will see how it looks next time I upload some photos. Thanks again. By the way, that's a very nice sharp photo.
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