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Last post Jun 15, 2006 01:11 PM by John Murphy
Jun 06, 2006 11:27 PM|LINK
I am using the personal website and have it setup on a remote server (C#) I made mods so that the photos are now served via the filesystem rather than the database and that works fine. (Most hosting companies restrict on DB size but give ample file size
so if you have alot of photos this makes sense in my opinon, However....)
all my digital photos are typically large, approx 1MB (5 megapixels). When I flick through the album the performance is not great due to having to stream v.large files.Obviously I could use a simple photo program offline to bulk rescale the images down to
about 100kb which would no doubt help. However I want friends to be able to download the original format (1MB) so they can get decent prints from it i.e. the original file. Thus I will effectively use my remote webserver as a backup location for my photos
(hence I want to store the originals -1MB) but just show the reduced size photo and most importantly make the browsing experience when flicking through the albulm quick.
I am just wondering what peoples opinoins are on this, and what other people do with their albulms or made any code mods. e.g. resize photos offline before bulk upload, keep in original format (1MB) or have some automated mechanism to convert, obviously
I want to have minimum manual intervention.
thanks in advance [:)]
Jun 15, 2006 01:11 PM|LINK
You could use Photoshop to compress the image, or right click on an image in Windows Viewer and select the email option, this will then offer to compress the im age to about 10% of it's original size. You could then have the smaller image linked to the
largers image (effectively add the image to the site twice), so that when clicked on, it would display the larger.
One thing to look at though, there is a module in the PWS that automatically resize every image imported, but I think that's only when saving to SQL Server (I think!)