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Mike Mueller

member since: 2/24/2004
 

What size for website use?


I am considering getting a website with you. I dont have a clue on what size the photo's should be submitted. Also what format is best

2/24/2004 10:23:45 AM

 
 
Hello Mike,
When trying to correctly size your image for upload, the ppi (pixels per inch) is not as important as the overall pixel dimensions. As long as you measure the overall image dimensions in pixels (instead of inches), you can simply size your image to something close to 500 x 750 pixels.
In Photoshop's Image Size function, for example, you would change the units pull-down menu from inches to pixels. Then, with the Resample checkbox checked, change the shorter dimension (whether it be the width or the height) to 500 pixels.

If you cannot change the units of measurement from inches to pixels, use the following as guidelines:

* With a ppi of 72 ppi, you would want your image to be about 7 inches on the short end.
* With a ppi of 150 ppi, you would want your image to be about 3.5 inches on the short end.
* With a ppi of 300 ppi, you would want your image to be about 1.7 inches on the short end.

For example, a typical 300 ppi image should be around 1.7" x 2.5" before uploading.

For an added touch of sharpness and clarity, it also often helps to slightly apply the Unsharp Mask filter.

Then save either as a TIFF or a high quality / low compression JPEG and upload to the site.

This will result in the best quality uploaded images.

For more information on uploading,please check out the following link:
http://www.betterphoto.com/help.asp#upload

2/24/2004 11:21:02 AM

 

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