PICTURE SIZE

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by silentrunning, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. silentrunning

    silentrunning TPF Noob!

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    What is the best size picture to post on this site? I don't want to reduce a picture to the point I have lost all quality, but I also don't want to have a monster on my post.

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    Doug
     
  2. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Keep it to under 800 pixels wide and it will be fine. After resizing it, sharpen it to bring back some detail.
     
  3. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    In PS, if its a landscape shot, i usually go for 700 pixles on the longest (horizontal) side... the vertical side is then automatically changed to around 470pixels.

    If its a portrait, i try to go a bit smaller so that it fits on peoples monitors without having to scroll..... si i'd go something like 600 pixels on the longest (vertical) side, and the horizontal will then be about 400 pixels.

    Its always good to try and add a touch more sharpening after you have re-sized and are about to save the jpeg. ;)
     

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