View Full Version : Size of Photograph in a Blog?
10-30-2007, 09:51 PM
Am curious if there is a "standard" for the size of a photograph on a photoblog?
I am currently using 1024x768, while it looks just fine on my MacBook Pro 17" running Safari ;) I am thinking it may be to big for the masses ...
I was thinking of changing my post to 1024x640 or 800x600 ...
Not sure, can someone set me down a proper road in this ...
10-31-2007, 01:02 AM
On the websites I run, by far the most common screen resolution is 1024x768. There are plenty of people who run higher resolutions, and a handful still running 800x600, but I'd say the masses are running 1024x768. As a practical matter this means that an 800x600 will fit on the screen, assuming they don't waste a lot of space with toolbars, start bars, and you don't put too much stuff above the image in your template. I have recently started using this size for my photoblog. One note though, is that 600 x 800 image won't fit on the screen, so viewers will have to scroll in order to see the whole thing. For portrait oriented photos, I try to resize to 700 pixels high.
10-31-2007, 04:53 AM
Thanks a million for your suggestions ... I am going to resize all I have to 800 x 600 ...
01-19-2008, 07:47 PM
I use 800 width always for portrait or landscape. This also keeps the size of the watermark constant.
01-19-2008, 08:10 PM
It's also good to point out that not everyone views the web with their web browser taking up the full screen. Especially once you go to a larger screen.
It may be a bit old fashioned, but I always try to make sure that my sites are still readable, and functional at 800x600, since my browser window is around 1000px wide.
But to each his own. :)
01-19-2008, 08:51 PM
I read a web article not too long ago where they did some statistics of browser window size. If you're site is 750 or less, 90% of viewers will see it. Once you start increasing it over 800 the percentage starts dropping off. By the time you get up to 1024 30% of your viewers will need to scroll. I also came across another statistic that says only 50.4% of users maximize their browsers. So the more important statistic is the browser size, not the overall screen resolution.
01-20-2008, 09:08 AM
the other thing to notice is that images too large in kB need quite a time for loading, even in times of Highspeed Internet and ADSL Connections. I try to keep my images around 200kb and a maximum of 800px width rsp. 750px height.
And I stopped sticking to a predefined size, some photos win a lot by "unusual" format
I use 650px as maximum width / for my pictures. why? don't know. But I don't like the idea of sharing my pictures hi-res on the web. And for most of my pictures 650px max seems to be a good deal. But if a picture needs more, why not. file size - as others here - not over 200kb. normaly 150 is enough for me.
02-27-2008, 06:26 PM
I upload a photo and expected pixelpost to re-size it for me but it didn't. It's huge. And I don't see any setting in the admin panel to tell pp to re-size the original to, say, 800 X 600. Do I have to do this before I upload?
02-27-2008, 07:23 PM
Jacko, you can resize it prior to upload or use the resize addon: http://www.pixelpost.org/extend/addons/auto-resize-addon/
02-27-2008, 08:50 PM
03-03-2008, 07:35 AM
Also higher resolution photos will take up more space if your hosting is limited and you are posting frequently.
03-03-2008, 04:43 PM
I post all of my photos with a max of 700px on a landscape, and 500px on portrait. This still requires a little scrolling on a 1024x768 screen resolution, but looks terrific on anything larger. It doesn't always give the same effect as a large print, but sometimes smaller is better, and I hate the thought of slowing the page down too much with large files.
03-03-2008, 06:19 PM
That way I get the best of both worlds. :)
03-03-2008, 07:25 PM
That will be really cool. I've seen a couple sites that do that.
For a while I had two addons combined that would allow me to keep the site fixed at 800 with a button to enlarge the photos to fill the screen. I was using the autoresize addon:
and the lightbox hack from this thread:
Worked well for me :)
03-05-2008, 04:21 PM
I would say that different sized photos suit different templates or styles.
03-18-2008, 08:04 PM
For those of you that resize your pics before upload, here's a cool tool if you haven't seen it yet:
It will allow you to resize entire folders of pictures, add a suffix/prefix to the file name, change the names, crop, change DPI and the list goes on. Best of all it's free for non-commercial users.
03-18-2008, 09:44 PM
03-25-2008, 10:40 PM
Tried another Image resizer, Auto-resize (admin_autoresize - version 1.0) - status: ON , set the size on 600, but still it's the images are too big. With the following error message:
Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in /home/bookieb/public_html/fotos/admin/images_edit.php on line 575 on all the images.
03-26-2008, 09:54 PM
If you are using Pixelpost v1.7.1, try updating the resize addon to the latest version, 2.1.3 http://www.pixelpost.org/extend/addons/auto-resize-addon/
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