Here’s the poop about pictures

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.

About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

8 comments on “Here’s the poop about pictures

  1. And this, my friends, is why I’m proud to call Kyla my friend. She knows EVERYTHING.

    AroooOOOOOOOO, Stuart

  2. We just have a ready, aim and fire! Take 87 million shots and hope for the best.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. We bought Them a Mac computer a few years back, and apparently it exports all our photos from ” iPhoto” taken using either Their iPhone or camera into “web sized images” that are small and compact (around 60KB-70KB in size – She doesn’t know what that means & neither do we, but don’t tell anyone!) However, we’re still gonna keep an eye on our space usage, just in case.

    RooOoodles, Gus, Bobby & Fin

  4. My human did a couple of photography and graphic design subjects when she was at university, Kyla speaks the truth.

  5. Oh Kyla ~ you got to pop over to my blog and see my cactus. I challenged you to show me a cactus with more flowers. This year so far I have taken off 825 dead flowers and it is not done blooming.
    Sweet William The Scot

  6. We’re hearing some murmurs about tiling our floors, too. Bet you just got that carpet smelling perfect and it’s taken away. Life’s so unfair!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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