Tomh From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1426 times:
I said vertical 1024 because it has worked for me at A.net-I'm speaking from experience. Prior to this I tried other sizes at the suggestion of other people who apparently were not speaking from experience, and I had problems getting the image accepted. This has been discussed several times before, but I don't think we ever did get a "factual" answer. I'm interested in the "official" reply myself, Tommy.
Ljungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 902 posts, RR: 39 Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
Copied from the upload-FAQ:
How important is scanning and photo quality?
Very important! We only accept the best and a very high percentage of the photos that are uploaded are rejected due to low scan or photo quality.
A few pointers: Use a good camera and scanner. Spend time finding the best DPI and other scanner settings to get the final image to look as good as possible. Also get a photo manipulating tool like Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop (or some similar software that came with your scanner) and use the "Sharpen" feature when needed. The most frequent reason a photo is rejected is due to a blurry look.
Furthermore the photos need to be bigger than about 800x600 pixels. We suggest using sizes around 1000 pixels in width. Anything bigger than 1600x1600 will automatically be resized.
...so, this is probably the answer: bigger than about 800x600 pixels.
Jan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51 Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
Yeah, but from the very same faq:
You must have read the Upload-FAQ (updated December 19, 2000) before continuing!
1. You may only send in photos you have photographed yourself. (very Important!)
2. You need either Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape 4.0 (or higher, not Netscape 6 though)
3. You need to have cookies enabled on your web browser.
4. The photo must be in jpeg format (with extension .jpg or .jpeg).
5. Filenames may only include A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and the '-' and '_' sign. No spaces or plus signs.
6. The photos must be 1024x768 pixels or bigger and of high quality.
So, must be 1024x768 or bigger..
How come no screeners reply??
AeroPresentation - Airline DVD's filmed in High Definition
Lennymuir From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 434 posts, RR: 6 Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1298 times:
Anything bigger than 1600x1600 will automatically be resized.
For vertical shots, I reckon the image can be any ratio you like, within reason, so long as the height is greater than 600 pixels but no larger than 1600 pixels.
That would still fall within the rules.
I don't think 768 is the minimum height. Some of my images can be 680px vertical and still get on here.
Photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2545 posts, RR: 19 Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1283 times:
One thing not mentioned here is that most viewers have monitors that display 1024 x 768. This seems to be the most common screen resolution. This is great for horizontal shots, but with vertical, you must also remember that if it is larger than 768 tall, then you will force everybody to scroll to see the entire image. I try to stay at 768 so that the impact of the whole frame is there to see. I just don't feel it does justice to see only part of the image at a time. I want the whole image to be visible when it is opened.
Tomh From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1245 times:
A related problem occurs at slide shows when you bring a selection that contains verticals and you are using a screen set up by someone else. They who do not often take verticals will naturally set the horizontal for full width. When you follow their presentation with one of your own that contains verticals, the viewers are taken aback because your verticals extend beyond the top and bottom of the screen. Then you have a choice: Pull the projector back to include the entire vertical image at the expense of showing smaller-than necessary horizontals or, in the future, shoot 6X6 cm and project on a square screen and never have to worry about it again.
Also related: The one time a few years back that I used a laptop, I was in Word writing a long document. It was really annoying to have to scroll horizontally to see the full 80 column width of the page. Does this problem still exist with laptops? If it does, so many people are using them that I expect scrolling to see an entire image would not be anything new to them.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1237 times:
We get an alert when a photo doesn't meet the minimum size requirements. However, it doesn't work properly for vertical format photos. The alert for horizontal format is still set at 800x... although there is now significant resistance to accepting stuff much smaller than 1024 in the horizontal direction. In terms of vertical, the dimensions reversed largely apply - I would recommend ...x1024 unless you've got a desperate need for anything else, in which case I would recommend bigger in the vertical direction not smaller.
PUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4162 posts, RR: 55 Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1220 times:
Jan i upload my vertical shots always 800 * 533. I had a lot of discussions what the actual size should be and it now seems that 800 * 533 is ok. Just do a search for portrait format on this forum.
I even got a 800 * 533 rejected for badsize but i appeald and it worked out fine, so the size should be ok.