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  • #1285
    Mr.BobDobalita
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    Ok, ok, I’m lazy.. I didn’t use the search button…

    Can anyone tell me what the size specifications for a farktography contest are? Sometimes I can resize my pics to 45% and they will post, other times I must go as small as 25-30%, otherwise I get the wonderfully informative *BOOM your pics are too big dumbass… message… so, what is the max. size H x W, and weight?

    THANKS!!!!

    #16081
    swampa
    Participant

    200Kb is the maximum file size and I know the width is now 640px at the most. I’m not sure if the height has changed but from memory it used to be a maximum of 1200px (not that using 1200px is any good as a lot of it will be off peoples screens anyway).

    #16082
    Mr.BobDobalita
    Participant

    Thanks.. Does anyone have an “optimal” size that they usually go with?

    #16083
    swampa
    Participant

    I tend to do all mine at 80% quality so they end up coming in at around 130Kb.

    #16084
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    swampa‘s right about the 200k file size limit and 640 pixels wide. The height limit is now 1100 pixels.

    Just as a note, however, Farktography has always listed 50k-70k max file size in the rules as a way to limit the total bandwidth usage of the thread. Sometimes this means posting a smaller physical size with a link to a larger size. This isn’t to say that you’ll be dinged for posting a 130k image since Fark’s limit is higher (and 50k really is limiting), but please do consider your file size with respect to the entire thread. I typically aim for 75k max (GIMP let’s me preview the compression/file size results before I save, so that makes it easy), though I’ve submitted 80k-90k images on photos with lots of foliage or intricate details that can’t compress as easily and/or look like crap when they are.

    #16085
    Mr.BobDobalita
    Participant

    Sweet.. thanks for the help! I have GIMP, but I really haven’t used it all that much because of the 3 windows that it opens in… (which seems very strange to me) I think I should beable to manage with photoshop.. actually, my favorite resizing program is PAINT… I think I probably have a lot of quality loss, but for the ‘display’ image, it doesn’t matter… I always link to the bigger image (when I remember).

    Again, thanks for the helps.

    #16086
    Mr.BobDobalita
    Participant

    Sweet.. thanks for the help! I have GIMP, but I really haven’t used it all that much because of the 3 windows that it opens in… (which seems very strange to me) I think I should beable to manage with photoshop.. actually, my favorite resizing program is PAINT… I think I probably have a lot of quality loss, but for the ‘display’ image, it doesn’t matter… I always link to the bigger image (when I remember).

    Again, thanks for the helps.

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