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BW Photo Standards??

Post by Natalya » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:26 am

Years ago my battles were done with photos 900px wide, as monitors were generally smaller and the internet was slower. Some older stuff was 853 x 640. My 2012 battle -- Quest of Piltogg: Head Separator Part III was done with 900 x 675 PNG photos as I was worried about compression reducing the already poor photo quality afforded by my cell phone camera and shitty lighting. 3 years later Bjorkwars and Booty Bothered were done with images in the same format.

In 2018 I made my first post with a 1200-wide .jpg but then I went down to 1100 x 619 for the YDAYL preview photos in early 2020. The YDAYL battle though has all been 1200 x 675 jpeg images.

Is 1200 x 675 too big, or can we be posting images that are maybe 1300 or 1400 wide now? Like, I don't want to fuck things up but I think techknowlegy is better these days, and maybe bigger size images are okay?
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Re: BW Photo Standards??

Post by sahasrahla » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:01 am

i was posting 1000pix wide on my battles for a while but i decided i didn't like how they looked on my screen, so i usually do 800 or 900 wide now

anything under 800 is too small imo

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Re: BW Photo Standards??

Post by Venge » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:59 pm

Natalya wrote:
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Why did I read this in an anime voice in my head? Anyhow, I can only speak for myself, but I think 1200 is perfectly fine to post, my laptop, phone, and wifi do just fine with them. Hopefully the same is true for other people?
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Re: BW Photo Standards??

Post by ninja_bait » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:20 pm

The forum has a hard limit I think and scales down anything bigger. Might be 1024px wide?
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Re: BW Photo Standards??

Post by Zupponn » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:24 pm

ninja_bait wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:20 pm
The forum has a hard limit I think and scales down anything bigger. Might be 1024px wide?
I believe this is the case. I was looking at some of my more recent pictures from my newest camera that takes pics in 4928x3264. When they were posted to the forums they ended up being 1024x678. I think the forums might scale pics down even further for mobile users.

EDIT: Actually, looking at it more closely, I think that Photobucket did the scaling for me.
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Re: BW Photo Standards??

Post by Venge » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:30 pm

Zupponn wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:24 pm
EDIT: Actually, looking at it more closely, I think that Photobucket did the scaling for me.
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Re: BW Photo Standards??

Post by Zupponn » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:02 pm

Venge wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:30 pm
Zupponn wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:24 pm
EDIT: Actually, looking at it more closely, I think that Photobucket did the scaling for me.
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Re: BW Photo Standards??

Post by Gorvoslov » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:57 pm

I've been scaling to 1024x768.

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Re: BW Photo Standards??

Post by Venge » Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:07 am

Zupponn wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:02 pm
Venge wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:30 pm
Zupponn wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:24 pm
EDIT: Actually, looking at it more closely, I think that Photobucket did the scaling for me.
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Re: BW Photo Standards??

Post by ninja_bait » Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:23 pm

keep an eye out for sales or coupons. No reason to pay full price for flickr pro.
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Re: BW Photo Standards??

Post by Venge » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:28 pm

ninja_bait wrote:
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No reason to pay full price for flickr pro.
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