Jpg Size

Sizing jpg photos – a few guidelines:

  • don’t make a photo’s dimensions larger than 1200 x 800 pixels, unless you have a special reason otherwise. Those dimensions will come close to filling most computer screens, without the need to scroll
  • use a photo editor such as Photoshop to strip away unneeded info within the image file.
  • save using “low” quality settings, unless you see a noticeable loss in quality in comparison to using “medium” quality. Low jpg quality setting is actually quite fine for screen display, and produces significant file size savings.
  • use the optimum display size when you include a photo in a page or gallery. I’ve seen cases where a photo gallery actually used full size images scaled down in appearance (not size) to display its thumbnails, meaning each thumbnail took approx. 200k of bandwidth to load on the page.