We've had some discussion around here about what size photo files we should be uploading onto the blog. There are varying opinions on acceptable quality—mine being I want high quality because I want my photos to look good. But I do know that the bigger files slow our site down–so what quality am I willing to accept?
Let's take a look at smaller files. This image of Doug is a good one because there is a lot of important information (his face) in a small area, whereas the rest of the photo (grass, rocks & barn) will suffer less with smaller files.
I'm not going lower then 123K though some think the image shouldn't run over 100K. These smaller files make Doug look like he needs a facial real bad—but the rest of the photo in 135K I could accept. Nothing is acceptable @123 because it's all bad—and bad is never good. What do you think?
Happy quality shooting!