Maybe that was a bad choice of words for a title. But here’s the skinny (I like that better).
On the test from yesterday, there were differences in the pictures. I’m not barking about the ones that were smaller in size but the full size ones. If you look and number one and number seven, there really isn’t a visual difference when viewing the blog. However the file size for number one is 144,100 bytes and the size for number seven is 63,100 bytes. You could put 2 number seven pictures on a blog in the space that number one takes and still have space left over. Number seven has 40% of the quality of number one, but you can’t tell it on the web. I know He works near professional photographers and since He worked last night, I made Him ask the pros. The photographers work for the Associated Press and they’re not just someone doing it as a side line, taking wedding pictures on Saturday while selling water faucets as their day job. They do this full time. They told him that for publication in a magazine, they need 300 DPI (dots per inch) but for the web they can use 72 DPI. They could send in 300 DPI pictures for the web, but the web only throws out 72 DPI at the maximum. The excess quality is thrown out and wasted sort of like putting premium gas in an economy car that doesn’t need it.
Here’s what to do. Use the settings on your camera to adjust the size. My Samsung calls them “Photo Size” and “Quality”. Use the smallest photo size. At least in WordPress you pick the picture size when you upload. You don’t need Fine and Super Fine quality for blogs-use the lowest setting.
Hopefully, these settings will give you much longer use of the space you do have and you’ll have to buy more infrequently.