Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Amin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Posts
    1,809
    Post Thanks / Like

    What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    I've always posted here at the 1024px image size, but lately I've noticed more members posting images 1100px or 1300px wide. I think I've seen some 1600px wide images as well.

    My main monitor for reading these forums is 2560 wide, so I'd love for everyone to post 1600px images, but I know that makes for horizontal scrolling for anyone on a lower-res display.

    Is there an official image size guideline for the forum? Unfortunately Flickr jumps from 1024 to 1600 without a size option in between, so I'm stick with 1024 unless 1600 is okay...
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  2. #2
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    3,298
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    I've always posted here at the 1024px image size, but lately I've noticed more members posting images 1100px or 1300px wide. I think I've seen some 1600px wide images as well.

    My main monitor for reading these forums is 2560 wide, so I'd love for everyone to post 1600px images, but I know that makes for horizontal scrolling for anyone on a lower-res display.

    Is there an official image size guideline for the forum? Unfortunately Flickr jumps from 1024 to 1600 without a size option in between, so I'm stick with 1024 unless 1600 is okay...
    Thanks Amin. Great question. I would prefer up to 1600 as well.
    With best regards, K-H.

  3. #3
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Manchester/Jerusalem
    Posts
    2,652
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    290

    Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    My screen is 1920*1080 but for those on ipads or the like would it not be a problem? Does also slow down browsing on an image heavy thread, especially when using phone type speeds.
    I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. - Alfred Stieglitz

    Website: http://www.timelessjewishart.com

  4. #4
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    I post everything 1200 pixels on the wide side
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com
    Likes 2 Member(s) liked this post

  5. #5
    Senior Member Amin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Posts
    1,809
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    I just noticed that the site automatically shows my images at 1200px if I post them at 1600px. Very convenient!

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    475
    Post Thanks / Like

    Thumbs down Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    I just noticed that the site automatically shows my images at 1200px if I post them at 1600px.
    Very convenient!
    Convenient, perhaps, but desirable???

    That depends entirely on the quality of the algorithm the site uses to re-size the photos
    versus the quality of the algorithm you personally use to accomplish that.

    - Leigh

  7. #7
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Knorp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,995
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    Preferred is 1600, allowed is 1200 ...
    Bart ...
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  8. #8
    Senior Member kweide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,631
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    1000 px widest side is what i do but i think to reduce it significantly due to excessive picture thefts...
    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

  9. #9
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,929
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    I'm currently using a 1200 x 1200 pixel box for most posts.

    G

  10. #10
    Subscriber & Workshop Member GrahamWelland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vancouver, WA
    Posts
    5,802
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    564

    Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    I noticed that if you go beyond 1200 with a gallery image link the forum crushes the horizontal to 1200 but does not scale the verticals. Panos get squashed.

    However, I have noticed some people posting wider images that don't get scaled. How is that achieved? External links only?
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"

  11. #11
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Knorp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,995
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    I noticed that if you go beyond 1200 with a gallery image link the forum crushes the horizontal to 1200 but does not scale the verticals. Panos get squashed.

    However, I have noticed some people posting wider images that don't get scaled. How is that achieved? External links only?
    I noticed that larger images at times do show up unscaled on my screen only to be down scaled a few moments later.
    Making me believe the actual down scaling to 1200 pixels is happening on one's device and not on the central server
    Which makes the whole idea somewhat silly IMO.

    Kind regards.
    Bart ...

  12. #12
    Subscriber & Workshop Member GrahamWelland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vancouver, WA
    Posts
    5,802
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    564

    Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    If I take the direct link to a larger image and paste into a browser window it's the full size which suggests it's the page HTML/scripting forcing the browser to shrink the image. I guess I could check the code myself (too lazy)

    Ok, I did check the page rendering code for the browser and it does indeed check the X/Y dimensions but only fixes whichever is > 1200.
    Last edited by GrahamWelland; 15th June 2014 at 19:46.
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"

  13. #13
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Knorp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,995
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: What is the preferred image size for posting in the forums these days?

    Well there you go ! So far then for preserving bandwidth on slow internet links or save resources for limited devices
    Although I support limiting image dimensions, I'd rather like to see it properly executed on the server.
    What's the point otherwise

    Kind regards.
    Bart ...
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •