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Bianca22
Bianca22  2
22 Oct 2012 - 12:31 PM

Hi,
Could you tell me what the maximum file size is for uploading photos?

Thanks Smile

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emmaK22
emmaK22 ePHOTOzine Staff 353 forum postsemmaK22 vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 - 12:54 PM

Hi Bianca,

The photo will automatically be re sized by the site when you upload it Smile

Bianca22
Bianca22  2
22 Oct 2012 - 1:15 PM

Thank you. Smile

Jestertheclown
22 Oct 2012 - 1:21 PM

Just out of interest, I've just tried to find a page on here with the answer to the original question on it.
And I can't.
Obviously, I know the answer but if I can't find it, unless I'm missing something, how will anyone else?

By the way, I'd re-size the images myself if I was you. You'll almost certainly need to apply some sharpening, once you've done it and before you upload them.
600px. on the longest side for non-paying members and 1,000px for those that have paid for membership.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 22 Oct 2012 - 1:22 PM
Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 9:39 AM


Quote: Hi Bianca,

The photo will automatically be re sized by the site when you upload it Smile

When you are uploading versions it is quite common to get a warning that the file size is too big and the file won't upload. What's the maximum size on a version upload?

Jestertheclown
23 Oct 2012 - 9:43 AM

I upload versions/variants at the same size as the originals.

Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 10:02 AM


Quote: I upload versions/variants at the same size as the originals.

But you re-size them don't you?

Jestertheclown
23 Oct 2012 - 10:06 AM


Quote: But you re-size them don't you?

Sorry, yes.
What I meant was that I upload versions at the same size as my original upload, ie. 1000px. on the longest side.
With the exception of mods. in the CG, I'd never leave it to the site to re-size an image.

User_Removed
23 Oct 2012 - 10:16 AM

Are we sure we are all talking about the same thing here?

OP asked about file size. Responses seem to be about image size.

When I am exporting Jpegs from Lightroom with a view to posting them on ePz, I tend to set a maximum file size of 500Kb and that seems to work OK. (I also constrain the image size by setting a maximum dimension of the longest side of 1000 pixels.) Also, of possible interest to the OP, I export them in sRGB.

Jestertheclown
23 Oct 2012 - 1:07 PM

You're right LF.
I never worry about the file size, I'm not even sure what it is although I know there is a limit. It's presumably listed on the page that I couldn't find several posts ago.
I find that resizing the image always keeps them within the required constraints for me.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 23 Oct 2012 - 1:07 PM
davidburleson
davidburleson ePHOTOzine Staff 72345 forum postsdavidburleson vcard United Kingdom
23 Oct 2012 - 1:25 PM

There is no need to resize or scale your photos down before you upload to ePHOTOzine. We will automatically create the corrected sizes for your photo and when we do, we will apply a unsharp mask to ensure the sharpness stays intact.

I would strongly urge not to scale your photos down before uploading as we have some amazing future upgrades which I guarantee you are going to want to use and they rely on having high-res versions of you photo. Without them, you are going to have alot of work in front of you to get things running....i've said too much now, so im going to shut up and get back to the lab.

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73848 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 1:27 PM


Quote: we will apply a unsharp mask to ensure the sharpness stays intact.

But what if we dont want the sharpening to be applied to all the image David?

Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 1:29 PM

The original question was about file size. I no longer resize my images before uploading, but I have noticed that whilst there doesn't appear to be a limit to the file size when uploading to the gallery, there is a limit to the file size when uploading versions/variants. It would be nice to know what that limit is.

Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 1:32 PM


Quote: I would strongly urge not to scale your photos down before uploading as we have some amazing future upgrades which I guarantee you are going to want to use and they rely on having high-res versions of you photo. Without them, you are going to have alot of work in front of you to get things running....i've said too much now, so im going to shut up and get back to the lab.

Pete has hinted at something along these lines in past forum threads, that's when I stopped resizing my images

davidburleson
davidburleson ePHOTOzine Staff 72345 forum postsdavidburleson vcard United Kingdom
23 Oct 2012 - 1:34 PM


Quote: But what if we dont want the sharpening to be applied to all the image David?

Applying an unsharp mask after scaling down isn't an unusual technique. In fact, Photoshop does it automatically. We have setup the unsharp mask to work in the exact same way these popular image editing packages work to ensure photos don't become more blurry due to resizing. We aren't over sharpening or trying to sharpen things that aren't, we are just compensating for the blurriness that occurs when photos are resized (just like in Photoshop).

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