“The more you know, the less you need” ~
Size Matters. We asked if size matters, and is ‘Bigger’ always best?This weekend the photo challenge over on GC and my site Weekly Prompts is
Today I will attempt to show that size does matter and Less is more!
To date I’ve used a third of my Premium site storage allowance, however, if I’d given the storage any serious thought, I could have used a mere fraction of my allowance – If only I had taken into account the pixel size of an image after insertion into the post.
I’ve lost count of the number of photographs sized 2000 – 5000 pixels that I’ve uploaded to my site, and I’ve noticed that many other bloggers do the same, for others, though, re-sizing is routine.
Then came the moment when I asked myself what I was doing. Why was I uploading full-sized images when the copies on the page are a mere quarter of the size of the ones I’d uploaded.
Uploading an image in its original size is unnecessary, and an absolute waste of storage, and considering my background is computing, I was a little slow on this one!
There are instances where I need to crop photographs, and obviously that enlarges the main subject and reduces the overall size, but even so, that’s not quite enough.
The images below are identical except for the number of pixels, see for yourself.
The image above was uploaded at 3008 x 3521 pixels. After an automatic resize by WordPress, the image on the page was reduced to 681 x 797 pixels. Now check out the one below; before uploading, I created a copy and resized to 768 x 900 pixels. Can you tell the difference?
WordPress reduced a little more, to 678 x 795, proving that size matters and less is more, storage that is!
Many years ago, I discovered what was the open source-software Paint.Net (now closed source). I use this free software (for Windows) to resize my images and remove backgrounds. It’s also a useful piece of kit to bring to life outline drawings such as the one below. Unless we’re into photography in a serious way we don’t need to spend money on software – Less is More!
The first image is the original rough drawing from daughter Sophie; you might recognise Owl from my comic strip. The second is the cleaned end product after I removed the background and gave Owl some colour using Paint.net.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge Size Matters from Weekly Prompts