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  1. captain-spanky

    captain-spanky TPF Noob!

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    when you post pics, what size do you post at?
    do you keep regular dimensions?
    is 800 pixels high too big for a dialup user?
     
  2. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    The connection speed of the viewer and the pixels dimensions don't affect one another. I can post 2 800x600 jpgs, and one will be 500k, and the other 60k. It's all in the compression. If you have photoshop, use save for web and put the quality between 40-60 and you'll get a nice file size vs qualtiy. You can view the original next to your compressed version and check for quality. As for pixel dimensions, that will be affected by the viewers screen resolution. It was generally accepted that the average user had a resolution of 800x600, but in recent years, with big monitors getting cheaper, I think 1024x768 is more standard.

    Still, I try and keep mine under 800x600 for the most part, unless I want you guys to see more of the detail, but I always try and keep it under 1000 pixels wide.
     
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    I try to post all of mine at 520 width. I plan to make an online gallery and anything wider won't fit. It'll mess up the site design. I have to have everything under 250kb to. I use photobucket and anything bigger gets re-sized. :mrgreen: 250kb is still too big for a 56k user though. It'll only take four images to make up 1mb...
     
  4. Digital Matt

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    I think if you do it right your images should be around between 60-120, maybe 150k. I've been making saving mine with a bit less compression lately, but I think 250kb is even a high limit to keep under. I'd say keep them under 150k if you can.
     

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