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HelenClaire
12-03-2012, 12:27pm
With the competitions I have noticed that some photos entered are really large. Considering the rules that submissions have to come in under 250KB and 1024 pixels I am wondering if I am resizing my photos incorrectly as mine always seem much smaller.

geoffsta
12-03-2012, 3:53pm
I always have mine set at 900x600 or 600x900. Unless it's a pano which is 1024x####
I do the same for adding images to the site, and in comps. It's big enough to see any flaws, but it's not that big that you need a bigger monitor.
I hope this helps.

William
12-03-2012, 4:34pm
I use 1024px long side 99% of the time Landscape, If Portrait orientated 800px long side , Works in the comp box nicely ;) PS : Thats on a 1920x1080 ratio screen that is

ricktas
12-03-2012, 5:25pm
With the competitions I have noticed that some photos entered are really large. Considering the rules that submissions have to come in under 250KB and 1024 pixels I am wondering if I am resizing my photos incorrectly as mine always seem much smaller.

what software are you using?

http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?14971-How-to-resize-photographs-for-the-Internet

Mark L
12-03-2012, 8:06pm
G'day Helen,
Based on another thread I'm thinking you're using Canon's DPP. Please confirm, and if so I'll post some useful info (are you using RAW or Jpeg?), if not :confused013 I'm off to check more of AP :)

HelenClaire
12-03-2012, 11:49pm
Hi Mark,
Yes I am using the Canon DPP as that is all I have and really have no idea what I am doing. I just fiddle 'til my photo looks ok to me. You can tell I'm a beginner lol. Anyway your question about shooting in JPEG or Raw got me running for my manual. All this time I thought I was taking Raw shots but I have it set on JPEG. Is this why I am having trouble with sizing?

ricktas
13-03-2012, 6:23am
When you've processed your file, select file menu (top left of your toolbar). Select convert and save/ or just save. In this window:- name your file, set image quality, output resolution 350 dpi (default), but you can go down to around 100 if the resizing is just for web view (not printing). Then resize, if you check 'lock aspect ratio' what you put for width changes height automatically. Then click save. Incidentally, For AP, resize to 1024 maximum on the longest side, image quality to get under 250KB, and save

Kym
13-03-2012, 11:24am
The comp system enforces the size rules. They are set per comp.
Eg. we could do a wide pano comp 2000 x 800 and 300kb if we wanted to.
The comp default is 1024 x 1024 x 250kb

Mark L
13-03-2012, 5:01pm
What Rick said is spot on.
Setting image quality is important to get the file size under 250KB (I just leave dpi on default).

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Converting a 26Mb Raw to JPEG using the settings in the screen shot with Image quality set at 10 gives out a 493KB file (to big to post on AP). Set at 8 gives 323KB file (bugga, still to big). Set at 6 gives a 244KB file (bingo, it's under250KB :th3:). At this setting it won't affect the quality of the image for web viewing (I think).
And of course the output depends on the file size you start with.

HelenClaire
13-03-2012, 10:11pm
Hi to all the above repliers,

Thankyou so much. I have learnt heaps already. I had discovered the convert and save but never glanced down to see the rest of the settings. Hopefully now I will have some better sized photos to enter

lincoln
13-03-2012, 10:13pm
On a Windoze PC "Paint" has a quick and handy resize button to reduce images to manageable sizes and KBs.