Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Gallery File Size (kB)
Posted by Paul Beuk on 19-08-2007 19:59
1. Forum attachments also cater for other kinds of files, for example pdf's. These may considerably larger than images.
2. Very large Gallery images are stores in three sizes: the thumbnail for the overview page, a larger version for the image page and the original size that can be view when the previous larger version is stored. The last images is shown in a separate window and thus will not distort page layout.
3. It is possible to give very large files and still keep file size restricted. Most people forget that computer screens as a rule do not give a better resolution than 72 dpi but the images they submit are in 300 dpi (or even higher). If you have a 450*450 pixel image at300 dpi, it could be submitted as an 1800*1800 pixel image in 72 dpi, suddenly filling the screen without visible loss of detail for the viewer. Of course, 1800*1800 needs to be rescaled because it will be too large for most screens and when printing the difference also would be visible if it is printed 100% size.