Guys- How do you all process your files for posting. I am stuggling to get my images down to the required 100kb file size. I have seen some really nice sized shots posted, but for some reason I cannot replicate/duplicate the size required.
Using Photoshop, I resize to 800 pixels max dimension, covert to sRGB, "Save for Web" using "Optimize to File Size" = 100kb. If I feel that too much quality has been lost, I back up and try making the image smaller, e.g. 600 or 650 pixels max dimension.
Note that the "Save For Web" stage mentioned above is quite important. Among other things, it strips out the EXIF data. Most of the EXIF data isn't very big, but it also includes a thumbnail image (which is in there for browsers). That can be quite large.
I am struggling to do this as well! What is the most optimal way to size/save an image for display here? Why can't Nikonians re-size them like FB or other sites? I mean the images we upload to our Gallery get re-sized automatically.
This makes it such a pain to post anything that I am beginning to wonder why I can back!
The system UPLOAD message box states 300KB and 1200x1200 max. But when I make it 1200 on the long side it is still WAY to big.
If someone could help me out I would appreciate it.
I tried searching and came to this post. I will keep looking.
I have PS-LR 4.0, CNX2, Topaz and Photoshop Elements.
>Guys- >How do you all process your files for posting. I am stuggling >to get my images down to the required 100kb file size. I have >seen some really nice sized shots posted, but for some reason >I cannot replicate/duplicate the size required. >
Image size in pixels: 1,200 pixels on the widest side. For our Panorama Forum this is relaxed and you can post any reasonable length you want. I recommend keeping it to no more than 1,500 pixels since any longer you may be facing very destructive compression levels.
File size in kilobytes: 300KB maximum. Remember to take into consideration any EXIF header data that may remain attached to the file as this will add to the file size. Unless I want others to have access to this for purposes of my post I strip all this information except for my copyright statement.
Color space: Make sure to both convert to AND tag/embed the sRGB color space with all your images that you upload. This optimizes the image for display on the Web and reasonably assures that others will see the same color and tone that you see on your monitor.
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