Hi. I'm using Gimp2 to edit my pictures. I try to save them with less of a file size, under 20kb so that the pictures don't take forever to load on peoples pc's, but when I lower the quality in jpg format the picture starts to look very poor. Some pictures I take with my 9 mega pix camera, I lower the pix to 2, but when editing the pics look poor. If I cut and paste from the net, it is still the same problem. Is there a way to keep a decent picture with less file size (under 20KB) ??
The days when most of us were on dial-up internet access have gone; (at least in developed countries). This means one does not need to keep pictures sizes so very small.
I have a moving panorama site, where the average picture size is around 300 - 330k, and have no complaints. I maintain a balance between picture size and JPG compression using Paint shop pro, and the quality is good. If you have Java installed, you might like to try this:
The pictures are good when I start, but like I say, quite a high res, so i make them about 20 to 25kb, do you think above that will be ok. I don't want to clog up my server also as I have about 10,000 pictures
Now I can't work out how to put two different pictures on as one, ie, cut and paste, when I do it the pasted one looks invisible until I pull it over the existing picture, but this is no good as you then can't see the both !
This is an example of what I do. The original jpg of this picture taken in Crete is 1.48Mb.
I use Paint Shop Pro, (not familiar with Gimp), resized it to 95 pixels/inch resolution and 4" high. Then added a bit of sharpening with the unsharp mask. Saved it using the jpg optimiser to just 50Kb.
Thanks, the pics look great. So do you think when I get them to 50k or near they will be ok, load fast enough etc? I just joined that site where you put your pics, it doesn't say much there, but I assume it is a storeage place free for pics ?