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09/16/2004

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Sharon

A geek comment giving some more detail about JPEGS:
Rather than always going for size, try when using JPEGS (JPEGS are good for photographs) to use the compression options. Typically when you save JPEGS you get an option of how much to compress it.

The numbers don't mean much, but try a little experiment. Save several versions at qualities ranging from poor to high (label the filenames with the compression option you used), and then compare pictures by opening them up in a web browser (not your photo program otherwise it may show you the original uncompressed), and looking at their file size.

Then see what sort of a trade-off you can manage. You may be surprised how small you can get the file size, whilst still giving your viewers an acceptable amount of picture to view.

Oh, and another tip. If you decide to make the image even smaller, then go back to the original and use a smaller size to reduce it to. Don't reduce an already-reduced version, because every time you compress you make the quality worse, and a twice-compress JPEG is ewwwwwwyuck. Compress from the original every time.


monica

You are such a well-rounded person! University of Hawaii? I don't think I would have left. I would still be there surfing!

Janice in GA

Ah, the price of having a blog that's a good read! I should have such problems...
Re motorcycles: I had a Kawasaki 440 back in the 80's. I used to strap gear onto it and head off to the mountains (Appalachian and Smokey Mountains) to ride and camp. Precious memories, how they linger... I'd like a chance to ride again before I get too old and stiff to handle a motorcycle.

ellen

Thanks for the bandwidth tips - I have been consuming a lot recently and need to start a bandwidth diet! And I love the motocycle photos. I have a photo of my 80 year old grandmother on a scooter that cracks me up every time I look at it.

godsend

Babes on bikes!! LOL! My son (a six, about to turn seven year old) is about to get a kid's Harley for his birthday that runs 15 miles an hour-from his grandmother nonetheless!! I'm scared out of my wits, biting my nails and everything!

Lauren

I wish I could compress my photos. I ridiculously take pictures far away from an object and then crop it and this still leaves images that are 20+ kb! I wonder how Bloglines has affected your bandwidth usage...

Carolyn

I loved the biker story - and thanks for sharing the "way cool" picture of you on a bike.

carolyn

hey there - you were right on the boleyn book - not high falutin' literature but i did enjoy it! :) now you be careful on those bikes!! :)

Rachael

Good advice on the bandwidth, thanks. I've been having troubles, too.... and go, motorcycle mama!

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