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Posted 25 January 2019 - 06:24 PM

When I use "M2" it pushes the screen over but looks great
 
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When I use "M1" it's small enough so it doesn't skew the screen, but it's not as nice.
 
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Which one should I use, Greg?

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 06:44 PM

Use the M2, if that's your camera's next available size above the smallest size, which is likely 640 x 488 pixels.

The IP.Board software will resize any uploaded image to 800 pixels wide for display, with the uploaded size available to anyone who clicks on the image. Depending on the size of a viewer's monitor/screen, the displayed image may be too big to display fully.

I normally upload or reload images to 1,000 to 1,200 or maybe even 1,600 pixels in width; depends on the image and whether I want to make fine details available to view in the full-size photo.

Try to avoid uploading pics much larger than 1,600 pixels wide, if possible.

Check to see if your camera has a setting for the amount of JPG compression automatically applied. If it can be set, say, to apply 70% compression when saving JPGs, it saves a lot of filesize and also makes the images upload a lot faster for you and download faster folks on slow connnections.

A lot of people who take pics with their phones set them for maximum image size, which can be 5,000 or 6,000 pixels wide and that's a problem for everyone. They take a long time to upload and download (or to email), and also take a lot of disc space on the Slotblog server. Best to set cellphone cameras to take images at a smaller size.

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 07:10 PM

OK, then I'm going back to M2. On my camera it's 1,200 x 1,200. Thanks. :)
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