Δευτέρα, 18 Απριλίου 2011

I need your help! Image size and compression?

Lately I have been adding lots of pictures on my posts and I've grown a bit concerned about image size. When I post on forums I use 600 pixels wide pics in a highly compressed .jpg format in order to minimize load time. Here however I have been posting large size pics with no compression at all. Do you like the large pics and the detail they provide or you'd prefer smaller pics that are easier to load? I'll give you some examples of possible pic sizes and compressions so you can better see what you'd like me to use:

Uncompressed large pic (what I'm using so far) - 1,994KB file size:


Large pic saved as a compressed .jpg file - 779KB file size:


Large pic saved as a highly compressed .jpg file - 366KB file size:


1200 pixels wide pic saved as a highly compressed .jpg file - 144KB file size:


600 pixels wide pic saved  as a highly compressed .jpg file - 84KB file size:


So there you got it. The same pic in saved in different sizes and file compressions. Please let me know what size and compression you feel is the better compromise between image quality and file size. 

6 σχόλια:

  1. I feel that the "1200 pixels wide pic saved as a highly compressed .jpg file - 144KB file size" is ok. Not so big to cause problems in loading neither too small as the last option to loose in detail.

    I don't have any loading problems with your blog though. The pics are thumbnails after all, they're not being loaded at their full resolution

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  2. I'm torn between the 1200 pixels wide pic and the original size highly compressed pic. Either of these would lead to a great improvement in loading time for those wishing to see the full size pics. Can you spot any differences in the quality between the 2 when shown at full size?

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  3. I post all the Santa Cruz Warhammer images like this:

    4-6 inches for the longest side at 180 px per inch
    Mike
    SCWH

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  4. Large pic saved as a compressed .jpg file

    details are always a need, at least IMHO, with highly compressed files you have not that option

    Cheers!

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  5. my favorite was: Large pic saved as a highly compressed .jpg file - 366KB file size

    I saw all the detail and it loaded fast enough I wasn't waiting on the image.

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