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PHOTO + PICTURE Uploads on PDX IMC--What's Optimal??

hi,

Portland IMC techs--
wanted to know:

since the recent revamping-reformatting of Portland IMC's Newswire,

have noticed that photos are now embedded 'into' the article format.

also seems like larger size picture files are automatically thumbnailed/downsized when uploaded.

For regular text articles, with a picture accompanying:

What's an optimal file type and size of image?

Number of kilobytes?

Size--upper limit? Especially for *proper display* within the uploaded article?

What file sizes display the best within a regular (*non*-HTML) text article upload?

.jpg preferable?

.gif preferable?

feedback, suggestions, and comments please--

thanks.
Image optimization 06.Aug.2003 23:08

indy contributor

What's an optimal file type and size of image?
JPEGs are best for photos or other continuous tone images
GIFs are best for line art and simple graphics

Number of kilobytes?
How long do you want the image to take loading? I try to keep my images to 60 KB, but there's nor hard and fast rule. Lots of people use dial-up connections, which are slow--so keep that in mind.

Size--upper limit? Especially for *proper display* within the uploaded article?
Siz In pixels or in bytes? Display vary in how large any image displays. I try to keep mine under 600 pixels or so on the longest side.

What file sizes display the best within a regular (*non*-HTML) text article upload?
File size doesn't affect display, unless I'm missing something here. See above.

To a certain extent, you'll have to try it and see what works for you. You can use my suggestions as starting points, but that's all they are. Happy uploading!