Proper way to upload image

+1 vote
What is the proper way of uploading of an image? Let's say I'll take an image of grave and ie my smartphone produces images of roughly 4000x3000px. Is it OK to upload such big images? There are at least 3 issues I can see:

* it needs to be stored on your servers and their capacity isn't unlimited

* it will take longer to show with slower connections

* It happened that I've already uploaded such image and in result it overflowed page layout - well, OK, this can be different issue (like poor CSS styling)

To conclude the question: Does size of the image matter?
in WikiTree Tech by Michal Vašut G2G3 (3.3k points)

2 Answers

+4 votes

When you click on the image tab in a profile and on the upload link, there appears among others this text: "note that files need to be in JPG, GIF, PNG, or PDF format and be 10MB or less." 

So yes, size matters 

by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (466k points)
edited by Jelena Eckstädt
Thanks Jelena, I've overlooked it (too much text & small screen of smartphone).
I can barely read that quoted part Jelena, the text color makes that  part fade out

Here's a tip: run your cursor over it as if you were about to copy-and-paste - that highlights it! smiley

PDFs in my opinion are not as good you get a big Acrobat symbol and have to click to see it - jpg photos show up right on the profile, so are readily seen

I guess it all depends on what you want on the given profile - documents you may want to only have them as click through
Jelena, Please edit your answer and highlight that quote, then click the icon at the top of the edit box that looks like an underscored A.  You will be able to select a color that is visible against the white background in G2G.
Is it visible now? I saw the text all the time (I have inverted the colors on the screen though)
now it is completely gone!

If you look at Jelena's original post, you will see that she edited it.  So now you don't need my 'useful tip'.... wink

+3 votes
Michael, I like to shrink large photos to 1000 x something less for upload here, for the reason you listed about wanting to see fast downloads when people view them.  In the case of documents, though, I will typically use the maximum size possible so that people can examine them closely to interpret what they say if it is not very clear.

In either case, when displaying images on a profile page, I will use the {{Image}} template and specify a maximum of 600 (that's pixels) for width.  People can always click to the image page, then to the full size if they want to see higher resolution.
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (773k points)
Thanks Gaile, that is a great tip - now I have to actually use this knowledge and fix the pics I have that I feel are sub-par!

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