What is a good file size for photos?

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Date created: Fri, May 7, 2021 1:14 AM
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We recommend using image files of less than 500 KB for best results, though the limit for an individual image upload is 20 MB. When it comes to image size, bigger isn't always better, as uploading multiple large images can affect site performance.

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It is recommended to size your photos to the dimensions recommended by your site and to keep file size to under 100KB. This is also true if you are creating emails in MailChimp or other bulk email software programs.

Printing images - what file size do you need? A guide to required file sizes for printing out photos [Updated Feb 2016] Image size Pixels (Virtual Size of Scans) Megapixel rating. Print size (inches) at 200ppi. Print size (inches) at 300ppi. 640 x 480. 0.3. 3.2 x 2.4. 2.1 x 1.6. 1,024 x 768. 0.8: 5.1 x 3.8. 3.4 x 2.5. 1,280 x 960. 1.2: 6.4 x 4.8. 4.2 x 3.2. 1,504 x 1,000: 1.5

2. In File Settings. Make sure that your Image Format is set to JPEG. This is the most web-friendly option. Your Quality should not be less than 65. Normally we set it to 75. Your Colour Space needs to be sRGB. This is the color space used by the web so it will render the best. DO NOT check the box “Limit File Size to:”. Checking that box would decrease file quality significantly.

Standard Photo Print Sizes (rounded, in cm): A4 or 10 x 15 is the most popular print size. Often used for family photo albums. A5 or 15 x 20 print size is the second popular one. A4 or 21 x 29 is a standard office paper size. Often used for decorating walls with photos.

In the end, the images on your site should not go beyond 500 KB (= 0.5 MB) in file size. And always save JPG images in the sRGB color profile, which is what most browsers understand, to avoid any image color integrity issues. b) Using PNG/GIF/SVG file types for graphics with solid colors

Typical printing PPI values range from 150 to 300 PPI, although some high-end magazines may require images that are 1200 PPI. So for example, if you want to print a 4 x 6 inch image at 300 PPI, then you need a file that has at least 4 x 300 (1200) pixels along its short side and 6 x 300 (1800) pixels on the long side.

A file size of 2,000 pixels X 1600 pixels can be printed to make a good quality 10 X 8 photo when printed at 200 DPI. If you decide to make a print at 300DPI from the same image file, you will have a print with better resolution. However the maximum size for a quality print will be smaller. Lets do the math.... 2,000/300=6.6.

This image will have 240000 pixels of information, and that’s what determines the file size. However, an image at 800×600 will have a larger file size than one at 600×400 because it contains 480000 pixels of information. Since the larger image contains more data and the file is larger, this will slow down your page load time – See Tip #1.

While this is the recommendation, the platform does support product images up to 2048 x 2048. Magento recommends three different image sizes. A 50 x 50 thumbnail works for the thumbnail gallery, shopping cart, and Related Items suggestions.

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