Sky120 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 19 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
I am using Photoshop Elements 5.0 to edit my photos, and resize them to a proportional width of 1280 pixels. After editing the photo, I save the file using a quality of 10 in the JPEG saving options. The file size is stil quite a bit above 1 megs.
Is this normal? I am seeing photos on Airliners that are bigger than 1280, so those must be less than 1 megs, correct?
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3065 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2196 times:
It is not just the dimensions of the image that affects the overall KB/MB size - it is notable how much the actual content of the image will impact on overall file size. For example, the size of an image of an aircraft against a blank blue sky will be a lot less that that same aircraft, photographed on the ground with a lot of building/environment detail in the background, edited to the same pixel dimensions. In essence - less 'information' in the former; more in the latter.
You do need to ensure that the file size is no larger than 1 MB when uploading. Given the quality standards here, I would try to maximise the quality when saving an edit and, if necessary, reduce the image size. In that sense I agree with Michael above.
Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2936 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2125 times:
I would resize the image to 1024 pixels. Personally, I never upload greater than 1024 pixels wide. This not only keeps the file size down, but also for copyright resons. The lower the pixel count, the less chance of your photo's being used for unauthorised printing.
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