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gheta cable modem, then they're instantaneous. - ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mxsmanic" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 3:23 AM Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Anthony' photos > Doug Herr writes: > > > Anthony, if I may make a suggestion, consider > > reducing the size of the image files on your > > website. > > Done. However, the sizes only seemed to diminsh by about 25%. The downloads > are large because the images themselves are fairly large (compared to the tiny > postage-stamp images that most online galleries seem to have). I compressed > them again as much as I could without losing detail. The detail is intact now > for the most part but there is a very tiny reduction in contrast, and some loss > of smoothness. It didn't seem too bad for a 25% reduction in size, but I > wouldn't want to go beyond that. > > Ideally I'd like to put everything out there at 1600x1200 pixels at least, but > most visitors these days are running with 800x600, so that's my target (1024x768 > comes in second place, and hardly anyone is running with any other settings > nowadays). > > > I enjoy looking at them but the time to download > > the files is exhorbitant for those of us with > > slower modems and I run out of patience. > > I sympathize. At the same time, though, one of the things that bothers me the > most about many online galleries I've visited is that the images are so tiny, > and so compressed, that it's hard to even see what they contain. It's really > difficult to do most photos any justice in 300x200 pixels, and I think a lot of > people go to far in reducing their images. Sure, it downloads fast, but you > can't even see what you downloaded once it's there. > > I might be too far over at the other extreme, however, so I have reduced the > file sizes a bit (but not the image dimensions) in response to your suggestion.