Home Photography Corner

Bigger is Better

Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
I'm always stressing aobut what is the best size to upload photos for posting here on the Forum.

Bigger IS better! you can see so much more when a photo is big. Or huge. Especially on my 27" iMac.

Here's one example I uploaded to facebook. It's a way too dark at this size, but at full size it's totally different.

NO HDR either. ;)

398929_10150477705069487_768334486_8201867_809243184_n.jpg
Live music 7 nights a week: http://www.terrafermata.com/_events

Replies

  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
    One reason I posted this is because on my Mac, if I right click on the photo, then click on Open Image in New Window it shows the image in the original size that was uploaded...depending on the hosting site...which is really cool.

    Of course Facebook resizes already, so you only get 960w from those.

    Very cool discovery for me....some of the photos in the HDR thread can be seen really large...
    Live music 7 nights a week: http://www.terrafermata.com/_events
  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
    I likey. Sailor's Return?

    Yep...well right next door,,,sunset bay marina... I'm there every wednesday 4-6pm selling art...(photos)
    Live music 7 nights a week: http://www.terrafermata.com/_events
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    I couldn't right click and make it larger, though I tried at home last night and at work now. I have only two 24 inches here at work. At home, I have a 27 and am buying another. I'm just so used to twin monitors anymore.

    I'd like to see that image bigger though.
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
    DSC_3740copy.jpg

    I uploaded the large (2086x1389 cropped) version to my photobucket account.

    On this one, right click Open Image in New Window (that what it says on my iMac) Not sure how the PC does it.
    Live music 7 nights a week: http://www.terrafermata.com/_events
  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
    Here's another photobucket upload. Totally unedited.

    On my camera its 3184x2120 (I've been shooting medium size to save room on my card and computer..not sure if that's a bad idea...)

    Apparently, photobucket resizes it to 1639x1091.

    DSC_3684.jpg
    Live music 7 nights a week: http://www.terrafermata.com/_events
  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
    Another..unedited...linked from photobucket.

    Looks like vBulletin resizes verticals 800w as well....which ends up with a much larger image here than horizontals. Nice!!

    of course when you right-click-open-new-window, it will only show it as as tall as your browser will fit within the screen.

    Anybody have one of those fancy monitors that turns sideways....I've always wanted one, because a lot of my magazine/calendar shots are verticals.

    DSC_3713.jpg
    Live music 7 nights a week: http://www.terrafermata.com/_events
  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
    And here's one where I pegged the contrast and tweaked the tint a bit.

    When I right click-open, it shows up as 2362x1573 from photobucket...hmmm...there is no rhyme or reason....

    DSC_3697copy.jpg
    Live music 7 nights a week: http://www.terrafermata.com/_events
  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
    One more unedited. (I really need to stop tilting 1-2 degrees to the right so often)

    DSC_3728.jpg
    Live music 7 nights a week: http://www.terrafermata.com/_events
  • WaterEngineerWaterEngineer Posts: 24,415 AG
    For moving files to others, www.box.com is your friend.
  • Sam HSam H Posts: 279 Officer
    Cane Pole wrote: »
    On this one, right click Open Image in New Window (that what it says on my iMac) Not sure how the PC does it.

    With Google Chrome, right click and select "open image in new tab."
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Eric,
    bigger is better on a computer screen....
    however, i have found that for selling images i constrain the print 14" to maybe 17" on the long side....
    reason is people are more willing to buy a smaller print because after matting and framing, a puchaser ends up taking a lot of wall space...
    i found this out from potential customers asking me if i could print the image smaller....
    i now have the "big" prints hanging in the gallery with a note that i will print a size to the customers request...

    tim
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
    #12976, joined 8-17-2002
  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
    Eric,
    bigger is better on a computer screen....
    however, i have found that for selling images i constrain the print 14" to maybe 17" on the long side....
    reason is people are more willing to buy a smaller print because after matting and framing, a puchaser ends up taking a lot of wall space...
    i found this out from potential customers asking me if i could print the image smaller....
    i now have the "big" prints hanging in the gallery with a note that i will print a size to the customers request...

    tim

    No doubt.

    I've been selling some 16x20 gallery wraps, but like you said....sometimes bigger isnt so much better. I also sell 11x14 and 12x12 gallery wraps ( I get the cheapie wraps at wall-mart, which are more than half as inexpensive as the cheapest real gallery wrap I can find...though definitely not as well made...they're mounted on a folding pizza box. The colors and sharpness from Wal-Mart are very impressive though.

    I also use Wal-Mart frames for 8x10s which come with a nice double mat. Bottom line, gotta keep the price point reasonable.
    Live music 7 nights a week: http://www.terrafermata.com/_events
  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
    FS Sam wrote: »
    With Google Chrome, right click and select "open image in new tab."

    Well, since I just discovered that I cant right ciick on images and open in a new window in IE 7.0, I might have to get chrome.

    I want BIG!!!
    Live music 7 nights a week: http://www.terrafermata.com/_events
  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,906 Admiral
    On my Firefox, right click on an image, then click View Image and it opens in the same browser but full browser. Click on the image again and it goes full size, with scroll bars.

    AWESOME!!

    The photos seemed to take longer to load...who knows....mysteries to ponder into 2012.
    Live music 7 nights a week: http://www.terrafermata.com/_events
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Eric,
    i have an epson 1900 series printer that will handel 19" prints and has the ability to roll feed....
    i have access to an hp 800\42 cmyk printer that i use if i need some thing 36" wide...which is almost never...but once in a while, someone will ask...
    the hp does an incredible job but takes a while on a big print with high resolution...
    on 8x10's or less i use my hp 7400 photo smart...vert high quality resolution and great color...

    tim
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
    #12976, joined 8-17-2002
Sign In or Register to comment.