Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Thumbnail size
From: "Michael E. Bérubé" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 09:51:49 -0500
References: <> <004201c0ab88$fd90c880$e623fea9@oemcomputer>

With my PAW project I haven't put more than one 'thumbnail' on to a page 
and it is always 25% the size of the 'full sized' image. The full sized 
images I have left at about 400X600 (roughly) so that folks like me on a 
small 800X600 resolution screen (laptop) can view the entire image without 
having to scroll around it.

I would suggest that if you are making thumbnailed images that will all be 
placed on the same page, either do as Mark did with his great scooter 
images and 'clip them' (it also serves to intrigue your guests into looking 
at the image) or to make them only large enough to be able to tell what the 
full sized image is, without any significant detail. Anyone on a dialup 
connection will thank you for keeping DL time to a minimum. (There was a 
study bouncing about the net a few years ago that suggested that with DL 
times of more than a minute or so for any one page, most surfers won't 
bother to wait and will move on.)

Can't wait to see what you put up.
Michael E. Bérubé

Craig Semetko wrote:
 > I would like a small but adequately sized preview thumbnail for
 > each picture. Then an appropriately sized enlargement should appear when one
 > clicks on the thumbnail. My question is this: Is there a standard
 > file/actual size for thumbnails and corresponding enlargements? Or tried and
 > true file sizes? Obviously, I would like the downloading time to be as short
 > as possible. But I do not want the image quality to suffer.  I mean, hey,
 > that Leica glass has to have a chance to show its stuff, right?

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