JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7 Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4069 times:
I have just one photo currently in the database, which someone else (very kindly) edited and resized. This individual did a great job and my very first upload was accepted.
I got my own version of PS yesterday and have started playing with it. I've edited a shot into what I think is an acceptable upload, but since I really don't know what I'm doing when resizing, etc, I thought I'd ask. The original is 3.68mb, saved in max. quality (12 in PS as I remember) and 3461x2310 pixels. The revised image is 2000x668 pixels (same ratio kept), saved as quality 8 (high) and is 272kb. Is this OK? I know A.net uploads must be smaller than 1mb so can I keep upping the pixels until it's just under the limit or do I keep the size and save at a higher quality (say 11 or 12)?
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3069 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4016 times:
In my editing I always begin by cropping and resizing. As you are new to the editing process I would strongly recommend you resizing your edits to 1024 x 683 pixels. Then do the rest of your editing with this smaller file. At the end save that at maximum quality - 12. I cannot recall an occasion with a plane photo where doing this has resulted in a file larger than 1 MB. For 'standard' shots of an aircraft with no major background details you should be looking at something in the region 500 - 650 KBs.
Given the high quality standards here you really don't want to be saving your edits at anything less than maximum quality.
ThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2099 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3964 times:
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Quoting Psych (Reply 5): Then do the rest of your editing with this smaller file.
Interesting statement; personally I do all my editing, except sharpening, BEFORE resizing. I believe you've much more freedom of movement that way.
After completion of my editing I only resize and sharpen and off it goes always saving at max quality if file size permits.
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3865 times:
Thanks a lot guys, very helpful responses. The above shots were sharpened using the simple 'sharpen' tool, however I've since discovered the 'USM' function, which seems to make a more accurate job. If anyone can give these shots a go I'd be more than grateful - just let me know which file(s) you will require.