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Im using a 40D and I am uploading my images as jpegs to gallery2, what is an appropriate images size and quality.

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no ideas...

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bump?

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what's gallery 2?

do they have an faq?

for here i like to keep to 800 x 600

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Geez have some patience. Try 1000x666, or 500x333 if you don't want people to make a good print from the web. Keep files around 100kb if you can.

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tim wrote in post #5177795external link
Geez have some patience. Try 1000x666, or 500x333 if you don't want people to make a good print from the web. Keep files around 100kb if you can.

wow really 100kb? hmm i guess i could compress my stuff more huh?

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Well maybe a bit more for 1000 pixels wide. Just keep it small enough that it downloads reasonably quickly. The easiest way to reduce file size is to include less pixels in the image.

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You could opt for the bigger and include a watermark too, if it's for potential buyers?

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well yeah i do put the pics up for purchase on smug so i ve been compressing to ~500kb

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If they're going to be printed then that's an entirely different scenario.

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dakota367 wrote in post #5177521external link
Im using a 40D and I am uploading my images as jpegs to gallery2, what is an appropriate images size and quality.

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If they are right click protected (smugmug pro) then hurl them up as big as you like. You're unlikely to run out of space. If you are worried about people "stealing" them off your site/host then go 640x480 at around 100mb. Or even watermark them if you are really concerned.

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If someone can see something they can print it. Well, I can. Watermarks are the most effective way I think.

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dakota367,
Of course its up to you :)

I personally have my photos around 600 x 400px which on average looks like a 4 x 6" on monitors. Any larger and people with low resolution monitors or slow internet connections (yes they still exist) will suffer. Also larger files are easier to print and break copyright laws.

I agree with tim in that watermarks/signatures are the best way to protect your photos. Sites like SmugMug are easy to steal photos by just turning off javascript setting in your internet browser.

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A real "how long is a piece of string"?" question.

It depends on what you're shooting, what your intentions for your Gallery are, how it is laid out, who the target audience is... and so on.

You might also want to look at the forum rules about bumping messages...

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If they are right click protected (smugmug pro) then hurl them up as big as you like

I wouldn't recommended relying on this. Try "Print Screen" with a full size image from Smug. Paste into CS3 and crop out the image. See what you end up with. The image left is very usable.

Upload full size to Smug and water mark them. Smug will grey out certain quality prints if there isn't an image that will print in that quality. For instance if you just upload a low res image and somebody wants to buy a large print or large digital download, they will not be able to.

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