Photo sizes explanation-please!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mainman, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. mainman

    mainman Guest

    I recently tried to submit some digital photos to a web site-the
    quality was fine, but they were rejected beacause they were "larger
    than 1024x(something)??? wide. do I check the size of my
    photos before I upload them?
    many thanks
    mainman, Jan 3, 2007
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    Charles Guest

    What photo programs do you use?

    with Irfanview, you can open the picture, click on Image, then
    Information, and see what the picture is in pixels..
    Charles, Jan 3, 2007
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  3. It depends on the photo editing programs you have available. Most will
    allow you to resize the photos.
    Joseph Meehan, Jan 3, 2007
  4. mainman

    mainman Guest

    Thanks for the reply Charles, I tried the program you mentioned, and
    that's a great feature-at least I can quickly check the size of my
    photos now!
    Now another question, if I do I reduce the size of a picture
    to a more acceptable (for the site I am trying to upload to) level??
    Yes, I am a newbie to all this.......;-)

    mainman, Jan 3, 2007
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    Bucky Guest

    Image > Resize
    Bucky, Jan 3, 2007
  6. mainman

    mainman Guest

    Bucky, doh, just spotted it after I hit send........

    mainman, Jan 3, 2007
  7. Right click on the file in Windoze Explorer, choose Properties, select the
    Summary tab, then click the Advanced button.
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jan 3, 2007
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    Dave Cohen Guest

    There's something wrong here. First, all the services I've used have
    never complained about the file(s) from my A95 5mp model. If they do
    have limits, they'll express them in file size in mb. I suppose some of
    the higher mp cameras might produce files too large to upload. The main
    reason you might want to voluntarily re-size would be to reduce upload
    time. A more likely limitation is total upload in a single session.
    Also, 1024 pixels wide isn't that high a resolution.

    Try again, this time write down exactly what the complaint is and
    re-post. You might want to see if you get the same problem from or another site. I use york, they're low cost and decent
    Dave Cohen
    Dave Cohen, Jan 3, 2007
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    Roy G Guest


    I suspect you are talking about uploading to a Printing Service, while he is
    talking about uploading to a Website for display.

    As a the Webmaster (sounds good, but aint) for the local Camera Club, it is
    a total pain when people send the wrong sized images.

    I have to resize them, and resave them, which can make a quite drastic
    quality reduction on any that were already "Saved for Web".

    Roy G
    Roy G, Jan 3, 2007
  10. mainman

    Dave Cohen Guest

    Your observation is correct and certainly makes more sense, as does
    pixel size. Working with a friend and uploading to a site to display
    book covers, they kindly supplied exact details on how to save (in this
    case scanned images). Also, my reference to york should have been Thanks for catching that.
    Dave Cohen
    Dave Cohen, Jan 3, 2007
  11. Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!) wrote:
    Thanks, I had never hit the Advanced button before. That may come in
    Joseph Meehan, Jan 3, 2007
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    Frank ess Guest

    You can add "Dimensions" to the WinExplorer files display. That'll put
    a column of ????x??? where you can see it:
    View-->Choose Details, check Dimensions
    Frank ess, Jan 4, 2007
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    If you were submitting the pictures for anything but viewing online,
    find a better website. It is possible to resize pictures with programs
    like Irfanview to the size (in pixels) you want, but make sure the
    purpose you have in mind is served by the reduced resolution.
    Ron Hunter, Jan 4, 2007
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