640x480 is NOT "standard size". There are lots of people out there for
whom that is full screen. The next standard size up is 1024x768, and
even for those folks, 640x480 is too large to enjoy.
I can't speak for others, but I don't have dialup; I have DSL at 768K
down. And what you posted, while so-so pics of work in progress, is
If you need numbers, your two-pic post was 15,861 lines long. If you'd
cropped the pics to only show the relevant portion, and then resized to
no more than 400 pixels wide, and then "optimized for web" (or whatever
similar option your software allows), your picture would have been only
1/4 that size. Still not tiny, but all in your session.
Let' see. 640 x 480 is 307,200 and 2 pictures make
it over 614 KB. Actually your post was over 900
KB which for a dial up takes 10 minutes or more to
Fortunately Greg O resized it to about 112 KB
Many of us have dial up and I personally won't
load anything over 500KB unless I am really
Who was complaining about bandwidth? I saw only complaints of large file
sizes. As I see it, it has nothing to do with bandwidth, but with people
being able to see the post. Hell I am on cable and I often will not open a
file that large until someone else comments on it. Dial up users will
probably never open a file that large.
My question is, if you are posting pictures , you want people to see them,
why not post ~100K or less? Many people will not bother with large files.
Not to pick on the OP, but with my resize the pics were slightly smaller,
not even noticeably smaller, but yet the file size was 1/7(?) the size.
Picture quality was so close to the OP probably no one could tell the
difference, but yet more people would see the pic.
Please be "user friendly" and keep posts smaller! More people will see and
enjoy your posts.
In most cases I think it is a question of "don't know" rather than "don't
care". I bought a scanner some years back. Scanned and sent a photo to my
son (we were both on dial up) and did not realize it was about 1 Meg. I
learned real fast. Instructions with digital cameras emphasize taking
photos more than file sizes.
Personally, I don't often dl large files even though on DSL it is much
faster than waiting for a page to appear on Compu-Serve with a 2400 baud
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