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Irene Colling
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/11/2008
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Square Photo Size for Upload


Is it possible to upload a square photo to Better Photo? What size should it be to retain original quality and sharpness? There is no long side or short side.

I have uploaded the same photo in various sizes but the web version is always disapointing. The same image looks good on my other web site where no resizing is done by the host.

I've tried 800 pixel square and down to 600 pixels but the loss in quality is significant. Do I have to resort to creating an landscape white image and place the square in the center?


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7/22/2010 6:47:43 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Unless they've changed the display sizes for the newer formatted deluxe sites, make it 480.
Making it any bigger always made it come out a little softer.


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7/22/2010 1:33:17 PM

 
Irene Colling
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/11/2008
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  Thanks Gregory. Making the photo smaller did not help, in fact the small sized square photo was really poor because BP upsized the photo and it was quite degraded.

I recieved an email reply from BP support and they suggested making the image a higher number of pixels, 1600 and more.

The image that I kept in my gallery is 1200 pixels square and saved as a tiff. I uploaded a jpeg too just for comparison. In this case the tiff seemed slightly higher in quality than the jpeg.

Here is the photo I was attempting to upload.

My Circle


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7/22/2010 7:01:42 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Galleries display bigger photos than deluxe sites.
I would use whatever size the galleries display as, and try adding extra sharpening. A little more than you would normally do for printing or looking at on your own monitor.
The deluxe sites are like that. It was recommended on the upload page to make photos 500 on the short side. But people noticed they came out a little soft. Then it was found out they actually displayed at 480, and uploading at 480 took some of the softness away. And adding a little extra than what you're used to sharpening made them look as you expected them to look on the deluxe site.
So try that.


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7/22/2010 7:46:00 PM

 
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