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Old Wednesday 17th January 2007, 20:32   #1
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Uploading images to gallery

I uploaded my first images to the gallery recently, but had difficulty in getting a large image. If I am restricted to 200k, and use 72dpi , they are realtively small. what should I do to upload a standard sized image?
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Old Wednesday 17th January 2007, 23:16   #2
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John,I think the standard procedure is to re size to 800 pixels(the longest side),then just check your file size is 200 or less.If you do a "save for web" ie if you have this facility in your editing prog,then save to the file size,and everything should be okay.
Re size the pixels after you have edited your image ie cropped and sharpened etc.
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Old Thursday 18th January 2007, 03:18   #3
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You can also go by the 800 x 800 pixel size (i.e., the longest side of your image cannot be longer than 800 pixels). Saved as a JPG file, that almost always will keep the file size itself to 200kb or less but will give you the larger image online.
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Old Thursday 18th January 2007, 06:38   #4
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The gallery maximum size limits have two components - physical size in dimensions and file size - both must be complied with else the software

Physical size limit used to be 800x800 pixels but was relaxed a while ago. Much larger file sizes can be uploaded but you have to bear in mind that very large sizes mean members will have to scroll to view the whole photo. 800x600 has be a standard size for viewing for a few years now, though with many people owning larger monitor screens nowadays so maybe 1024x768 would be preferable or even larger.

File size is limited to 200kb. Using the 'save as' or 'save for web' function of your photo software is the easiest way to comply to this limit. Just keep increasing the compression until your happy with the quality v file size. Noise filtration software is another method to use which may also enhance the photo - especially if the exif info is also removed from the photo as that reduces file size a fair bit.
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Old Thursday 18th January 2007, 15:11   #5
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I often use Jpeg Cleaner to remove the extra information from a jpg file it can often remove a surprising amount.

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