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Offline bror

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Soooooo.....full-size or thumbnails?
« on: December 05, 2017, 05:44 PM »
Just wondering... what is preferred when placing pictures in a post; in-line full-size or in-line expandable thumbnail pictures?
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 03:45 AM by bror »

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Re: Soooooo.....full-size or thumbnails?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 05:56 PM »
It depends on whether or not you will reduce the size in kb of your images.  We have many Members here who have issues with images and many times it is because of the size and quality of the image.  Expandable thumbnails might get you past the limitations - or not.

I personally prefer full size but take the time to resize and reduce quality to improve load times on mobile devices.

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Offline bnaboatbuilder

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Re: Soooooo.....full-size or thumbnails?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 06:04 PM »
Personally I despise having to click on a puny thumbnail just to see a reasonably sized photo. It's a waste of time.

I try to resize to 800 pixel or 1000 pixel photos for web posting.
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Offline RobBob

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Re: Soooooo.....full-size or thumbnails?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 07:18 PM »
I prefer thumbnails.  A thumbnail is much bigger when expanded than an inline fullsize image.  I can see much more detail with an expanded thumbnail.
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« Last Edit: December 05, 2017, 08:07 PM by RobBob »

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Soooooo.....full-size or thumbnails?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 08:17 PM »
Definitely Full size but with file size reduction. I sometimes combine images to present one full size composite image. I seldom open thumbnails as they often take for ever to open.

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Offline RobBob

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Re: Soooooo.....full-size or thumbnails?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 08:31 PM »
Definitely Full size but with file size reduction. I sometimes combine images to present one full size composite image. I seldom open thumbnails as they often take for ever to open.


What baud is your dial up modem?  Thumbnails open near instantly for me.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2017, 08:50 PM by RobBob »

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Soooooo.....full-size or thumbnails?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 09:55 PM »
Definitely Full size but with file size reduction. I sometimes combine images to present one full size composite image. I seldom open thumbnails as they often take for ever to open.


What baud is your dial up modem?  Thumbnails open near instantly for me.

We got rid of dial up many moons ago.  [big grin]
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Offline Alex

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Re: Soooooo.....full-size or thumbnails?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 02:48 AM »
I prefer full size images, but I always resize my pictures to around 800 pix width. I'm not one of those people who simply slap their 4,5 MB 4608 x 2592 raw camera pictures on the forum. If you are, a thumbnail might be better for you, but prepair for long loading times.