photo resolution

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Stacia Childers

27 Jan, 2013 01:02 AM


I've finally started working with my website and am confused about dpi,
pixels etc. Because the photos I have taken with my camera are 300 dpi, I
suspect that is too large for quick website downloading. Also, I noticed
that with only a few photos downloaded, I had used 70% of my allotment.
 Not good. I deleted them to try again.

What is the ideal size for a quick loading website? I am currently using
Photobucket for most of my editing which automatically sizes large photos
by pixels, but when I download to my computer I notice the dpi is 96. My
graphic designer said that 72 was better? Does it matter?

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

Also, with the basic templates, do I have the option to change and of the
colors, i.e. the menu bar (dark olive green) and the what's new text
(orange) or am I stuck with it?

Thanks so much for your help!
Stacia Childers
La Caridad Farm

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Simon Huntley on 28 Jan, 2013 09:00 PM

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    Hi Stacia,

    Don't worry about DPI so much. I think you are uploading the photos to the wrong place. You should upload them to:
    Create content / gallery / upload

    That will auto compress them to the right size.

    Then they will be available throughout your site:

    In general as you are getting started again, I recommended a refresher course with the get started guide:

    Each template is a bit different. Have you decided on which one you want to use? We may be able to do some custom changes to the one you have. It sort of depends..

  2. Simon Huntley closed this discussion on 28 Jan, 2013 09:00 PM.

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