Sizing Web Images

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Posted by Last Chance Rand on April 21, 2003 at 23:37:39:

In Reply to: Re: Test posted by David A. Wright on April 21, 2003 at 22:25:49:

If the images are too large resolution or file size (sorry, don't know the limit), it will result in only a broken icon in the message.

First rule, convert image to 72 pixels per inch in resolution. High res images are great to print on your printer, but monitors can only show 72 ppi.

Second thought, as for image dimensions, the old standard 13" monitor was 640 pixels wide by 480 pixels wide. Originally, websites were designed to fit this lowest common resolution. Today's larger monitors can easily accomodate an image 800 pixels or more.

But in respect for those visitors who are modem impared, like my home connection, a good image dimension is 450 pixels wide x Y pixels tall, where Y is proportional to the original X:Y, usually 4:3.

For reference, the attached photo is 450x338, 72 ppi, and a JPG quality of probably 2 (or 20%).

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