Please save images at a moderate quality level

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Please save images at a moderate quality level

Postby pat » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:49 am

I'm happy that everyone's posting photos in the trip reports, but I have a simple request. When you're editing your photos and saving them, please don't save them at the highest quality level. There are many image editors out there, and I can't offer instructions on all of them, but when you save the image as a jpeg, it usually asks what you want for a quality level. This might be "good/better/best", or maybe a number from 1-10. It might look similar to this:

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The visual difference between a medium quality and a high quality saved image is undetectable without close pixel-by-pixel inspection, but the file size difference is substantial. Ron typically saves his images at 1000px wide, but the size is only 50-70k, on average. (And if you've seen Ron's photos, you know they're not lacking in quality.) But I see a lot of smaller photos posted by people where the size is upwards of 200k per image. For threads with a lot of photos, this can start to take a good deal of time for those with less-than-optimal connection speeds.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Please save images at a moderate quality level

Postby Birdseye » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:33 am

For those of you who don't have a way to re-size pictures, I've found this free program to be pretty easy to use. The option to chose image quality comes when you click save where it will allow you to save to a new location and choose image quality from the drop down (or type in).

Here's a link to the application
http://download.cnet.com/Free-Picture-Resize-Starter/3000-12511_4-10297789.html


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Re: Please save images at a moderate quality level

Postby pat » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:20 am

Excellent. Thanks, Nelson!
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