Suggested Image Sizes... in
my humble opinion
640x480 - Just fine for most
electronic sharing (email, web)
800x600 - OK, for 'special'
photos with more detail.
1024x768 is the largest size
most people can properly view on their computer screens. This will not be entirely
viewable in most situations because of toolbars, scrollbars, etc. Sending anything
larger than this is overkill for many users.
1600x1200 (2-megapixel size)
- entirely inappropriate for a number of reasons. File size is huge; if
you send something like this, you're a bandwidth hog. Do you find it easy and
enjoyable to view this photo? Unless it is to be printed in large format on
a professional-grade printer, this is pure overkill. Sending something like
this is inconsiderate and usually the result of ignorance or laziness, IMHO.
2592x1944 - (5-megapixel size)
After knowing what you know now, you've got to be CRAZY or LAZY if you send
something like this... in my humble opinion.
If you are sending 7-megapixel (3072x2304)
images, they are NINE TIMES the size of most computer displays! (running
their video at 1024x768).
My 7 mpxl camera takes photos that
weigh about 2mb each on average. Some can weigh as much as 5mb! I have
entire photo albums online that weigh about 2 mb... with over FIFTY photos!
If you found the download time of
this page frustrating, imagine what others feel as they try to download just
two 2-megapixel photos, it's about the same. (These images were thinned out
for faster loading. The original 5mpx photo was 760k!)
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"I never give them hell. I just
tell the truth and they think it's hell." - Harry Truman