Last night, I read this rather interesting and informative article by fellow blogger «Cardinal Guzman». It was a bit of an eye-opener to me, because I think I’m guilty of this … uploading full, high-resolution photos to the blog. There’s really no reason for that, nobody has computer screens that large anyway. With high-speed internet, we also tend to forget that there are still lots of people on slower connections … even on dial-up.

Even though I had a ‘conversation’ with Cecelia a while back … she had some trouble with her page, some of her readers complained that it loaded very slow, if at all … did I think of this. She had put a high-resolution photo as a background image, and on top of that, it was set to «tile» in the background settings. Either way, when I read this blog last night, it struck me that I’ve uploaded these huge files, and sometimes even made galleries or slide shows! I don’t know what I was thinking, as I always resize photos for sending in email, so it’s not like I’m new to the concept! Personally, I do it in Picasa but that’s just a force of habit.

There’s nothing to do about it now– I’m not going to go back and change all the pictures here, but from now on, they will be resized. If you can find the time, please head over and read Guzman’s post– I found it very well explained.

And here’s a re-sized picture of McDuff 🙂

16 thoughts on “resizing

  1. I agree with Jude: McDuff is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for recommending my article. I am happy that I was able to break your habit of posting large picture files, hopefully others will follow 🙂

    1. Hello Maggie,
      Thank you … nice to meet a fellow cat person 🙂
      All your comments had gone to the spam folder and I didn’t find them until today!

  2. Great photo of McDuff. He is a doll!!

    I have always resized my photos. I like Flickr because I can pick a size I want. Small or large. I am following a blogg now that I will drop. Photos load sooo slow and I have a super fast connection. And there are always several photos. If only one, I would wait, but 5, then I move on. Just me.

    1. McDuff sends his purringly 🙂

      Well, that’s good …for you. I just never thought! I just did it …
      Perhaps you should mention it to the person you’re planning to drop?! Maybe they’re just like me — pure thoughtlessness?!

      I know so well how I feel slightly irked when I get those huge pictures in the email, but still didn’t react! Oh well … that’s sorted out now.

  3. That’s interesting Reb, and probably something I have been guilty of too, (I better go check my site), so thanks. I’m going over to Cardinal Guzman’s site now to read that post.

    1. yes, I thought it was interesting too — a good thing that I was made aware of this! Besides … when I upload a picture now, it flies in no time at all 🙂

    1. Thanks … yeah, he looks very wise — like he’s seen it all. He hasn’t. His world consists of a two-bedroom apartment 😉

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