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Re: TB: photo size

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: photo size
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 15:03:43 -0700


When you forwarded my message to the list, you scared me into thinking I
had accidently sent it to the list which I had no intention of doing.
But since you opened it to the forum I will continue the discussion here.

First of all, I always encourage people to send their
comments/complaints to me rather than to an individual on the list. It
allows me to temper what is said and hopefully avoids anyone thinking
they are being flamed. Sometimes I don't agree with the complaint and so
have a different issue to deal with.

You do take great pictures, I don't think anyone would disagree with
that. I also don't want you to think there was a "hue and cry" about
your posts, there was not.

That being said, if you set your dpi down to 72 from 150 you will
quarter the size of your files and that should solve any issues.
Compression depends a lot on what the content of the picture is. Some
will compress a lot, others not so. I have always said that a picture
size between 3X3 to 5X5 should be very acceptable for the list.

Keep on posting


> IrisLady wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John I Jones"
> Margie,
>  Many on the list would appreciate it if you would decrease the size
> of the
> photos you post to iris-photos. While most of them seem to be sized
> around
> 3X3, you have the DPI set at 150 and above (which effectiveoly doubles
> the
> size on the screen).  Also setting you jpeg compression for smaller
> files will help.
>  Iris-photos is for pictures but you do seem to post a lot at once.
> Perhaps
> spreasing them out over more days would be good. You could save some
> for
> non-bloom season.
> > Thanks
> >
> > John                     | "There be dragons here"
> >                          |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
> >                          |  to indicate the edge of the known world.
> John, I hear what you are saying. (about decreasing the size of my
> photos
> and my NOT posting as many photos per day.)  You mentioned "Many on
> the List
> would appreciate me decreasing the size."  I apologize if this is how
> many of
> you felt.  No one except John has mentioned this to me.  All other
> feedback
> has been positive.
> As John said - - my photos are already around 3x3, (making them
> smaller would
> tend to lose some of the detail in the iris and in the photo).  And I
> do not
> have a Jpeg depression setting for making smaller files.  So - - I'll
> have
> to make the photo smaller. If that is what you guys wish.
> I remember that in the past there has also been criticism when photos
> are
> small - - because one cannot view detail or enjoy the photo as much.
> I'll
> see if I can appease both worlds.
> As for my sending out too many pictures, I have limited myself to 5 or
> 6 a
> day since I've began posting.  And I will drop it down a notch or two,
> by
> posting less photos every other day or so - - if everyone prefers.
> I've
> begun to dig/ replant iris and have 2 websites to help update and
> maintain anyway.
> Margie
> Oro Valley, AZ.
> zone 8/9
> irislady@comcast.net
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