1.You need to check the properties of your image before you take a picture. Set your camera on a medium or large setting. You can reduce an image but it’s difficult to make larger.
2.These are the measurements used for photo file sizes. (smallest first)
byte – B
kilobyte – Kb
megabyte – Mb
gigabyte – Gb
3.On a website – Horizontal works better than upright/vertical
4.When using thumbnails, remember the picture still needs to tell a story – think about the Daily Mail’s sidebar of shame.
5.Learn how to edit images – before you put them onto your site. Here are some photo editing sites to try.
Photo formatting apps
Professionals editing sites
Photoshop (Photoshop Elements – cheaper)
Photo Mechanic – captions
Or free apps
This is a very rough guide to the sizes you will need for print or websites. Always ask the publication you are working for what sizes they need.
|Website||72dpi – 300dpi||Longest side – can use if less than 1000 pixels||Approx. 50kb|
|A4 or Newspaper||150 -300dpi minimum||Longest side – 2000 pixels minimum||1-2 mb after compression.
Most cameras after 2008 use this size as default.
|Glossy mags and high end brochures||400dpi – 600dpi|
Some articles to help explain this in more detail.