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Yes Gary it is too big. 

My process is to use a program like Photoshop or Picture It to first set the picture to 72 dpi, then I resample the image to approximately 4 X 5 inches and when I save it, set the jpg compression to get the file size down to size I want. Setting the dpi and the picture size lets me control the display size.

List Policy is:

50KB or smaller is the recommended size and lots of folks get them under 40KB. If you want to send multiple pictures in the same message, please limit your total message size to 200KB. Small file sizes still look good on computer screens.

JPEG or GIF are best formats to use to post a photo. Please remember that some people do not have fast internet connections and large files really bog them down or in some cases disable their service.

Also we get free storage at our archive host Mallorn.com and minimizing that storage use is a good thing.

Another reason that has come up recently is that there are unscrupulous people around that will go to the archives (which are open to the public) and take pictures to use for commercial purposes. small file sizes are of much less use to them because printing them produces a low quality print.


On Feb 18, 2009, at 5:14 PM, Gary Slagle wrote:



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