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Old 10-05-2010, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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As some of you know, I uploaded some images of some pens and they were a bit soft. They look fine on my screen before I upload them, even after I compress them, but here goes.
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Ah, nice and sharp, but a bit too small.
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Getting better, one last try.
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Ah, I see what is happening. As my file size gets larger, the forum software increases the compression ratio. My second upload is smaller than the third. But this give me an idea of what I need to do.
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All my uploads are 700px on the biggest dimension and JPG-medium (8 of 12) and they upload just fine and look great.
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I'm usually satisfied with the images reduced to fit on IAP, but for the few times I'm not...I upload to a photo hosting site (e.g., Photobucket) and use a link instead. I use a separate account just for forum photo posting so friend & family photos are a bit less public.
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All my uploads are 700px on the biggest dimension and JPG-medium (8 of 12) and they upload just fine and look great.
I changed processing software. That might be part of it. It may not be as compatible with the forum software. But when I upload my Photography shots to my Flickr account there isn't any problems. I may have to go back to Photoshop Elements 8 for just my pens.

Flickr account is here;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevestrassburg/

I'm also changing the way I take photos. Like this one.
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IAP max size for jpg is 800x600 and 500kb. If your photos are smaller than that then IAP won't change them at all. What's odd is if the file extension is jpeg (rather than jpg) then the max file size is 620x280 and 19.5Kb. Same file type, same compression algorithms. But IAP treats them differently.

And if you want to use the better format PNG? Same as JPEG. 19.8KB and 620x280.

It would be really nice if these three were all the same. Especially PNG since it is a true lossless compression whereas jpg/jpeg is lossy.
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