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Image hosting and file size help needed.

P7M8

Metairie, US
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P7M8 Registered since 07th Apr 2009
Mon 03-Sep-12 10:06 PM

I am shooting football for an online publication. The company would like me to upload all of my images to a hosting site. What's the best (free) site for this and what file size should I send? Sending ~1,000 fullsize jpegs doesn't seem practical.

What's the preferred software for batch processing? This is my first paid gig shooting college (SEC) football. Cost is an issue. I currently have NX2 and Aperture (of which I am not proficient).

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esantos

McAllen, US
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#1. "RE: Image hosting and file size help needed." | In response to Reply # 0

esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Tue 04-Sep-12 01:01 PM

First, confirm that they want to you to host your images on a site of your choosing or that they want you to upload the images to THEIR hosting site. Are they going to review images for possible publication this way? Or are they going to actually download high res images as well? File size will be dependent on their submission requirements. For simple viewing on the web somewhere between 800 to 1,000 pixels on the long side is standard with a file size of about 350KB. For print publication they will need full resolution files at 300ppi. I think Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is one of the the best image programs that allows easy batching.

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P7M8

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#2. "RE: Image hosting and file size help needed." | In response to Reply # 1

P7M8 Registered since 07th Apr 2009
Thu 06-Sep-12 12:29 AM

>First, confirm that they want to you to host your images on a
>site of your choosing or that they want you to upload the
>images to THEIR hosting site. Are they going to review images
>for possible publication this way? Or are they going to
>actually download high res images as well? File size will be
>dependent on their submission requirements. For simple viewing
>on the web somewhere between 800 to 1,000 pixels on the long
>side is standard with a file size of about 350KB. For print
>publication they will need full resolution files at 300ppi. I
>think Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is one of the the best image
>programs that allows easy batching.


They want me to upload all images to an open site where they can retrieve them. Web quality images, no high res.

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esantos

McAllen, US
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#3. "RE: Image hosting and file size help needed." | In response to Reply # 2

esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Thu 06-Sep-12 01:42 PM

Most free photography sites limit how much you can upload to their servers. Since you are shooting sports I would imagine you will have a lot of images. A pay account for most photo hosting sites is not at all expensive, usually less than $40/year. There are many sites that offer different features: PBase, Flicker, 500px, etc.

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kj_fi

Vantaa, FI
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#4. "RE: Image hosting and file size help needed." | In response to Reply # 0

kj_fi Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jul 2007
Sat 08-Sep-12 08:11 AM

Hi,

one solution might be to get your own domain and space. Then you could use Lightroom's Web module to set up and upload your images to the site -- if any of the available formats for the image shows generated by Lightroom suits you.

Having your own site would free you from any limitations that a semi-free photography site might have and it doesn't cost more. If you just upload them from Lightroom to a uniquely named folder, you don't have to learn even basic HTML to display your images. Just send a web address of the folder to your clients.

For example, if I had a domain 'myowndomain.com', I might need to use destination 'ftp://www.myowndomain.com/web/client-A/session-2012-09-08/\' to upload the images from Lightroom (the actual folder naming is operator-specific). Then I would send the web address 'http://www.myowndomain.com/client-A/session-2012-09-08/\' to my client 'A' to look at the images. Setting up access rights in 'mydomain.com' so that clients have access only to their own images is not very hard and is documented by the operator.

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