Uploading Large Images to the Internet

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Most people Upload their pictures to Image Hosting Services(Flickr,Picasa, PhotoBucket,..) so that the pictures stay safe forever. What most people do is that they upload the images straight of from their digital cameras or just the source files which are mostly heavy in size considering the Mega Pixel count of this generation cameras. While most sites retain the original image, you end up spending a lot of time and internet bandwidth uploading these images. In this post I will tell you how to save that Bandwidth and Time.

Follow these simple steps to downsize an image:
  1. Download the Freeware (FastStonePhoto Resizer) from here
  2. Run the setup and install the software to your system
  3. Follow this YouTube Video that I made to guide you to use this particular software

  4. What you saw was I downsized 33 Images from a 3MP Camera to 640*480 resulting in saving like 43MB of space. Imagine how much you would save if you had resized photos from a 8MP camera!
So next time when you upload your photos you will be done in a few seconds instead of waiting and wasting bandwidth. You could always have the originals in a Archive drive or a portable HDD. There is not much of a loss in detail and you can also have these photos printed with this resolution. You could also follow the same procedure whilst uploading images to portable devices like cell phones, PMPs as it takes more processing power and RAM to process huge images. Moreover the images would load faster and won't take up much space.Also this free software provides loads of other features like watermarking, cropping and others. You can also save your settings and apply the same for different batches of conversion.
Happy Uploading!!


DanielL said...

Try Use.com They have thousands of templates. It's free, and you can post up to 100 full size images with no size or bandwidth restriction.

Works pretty good if you want to do things on the fly without knowing any HTML. Best thing is that you can save and reuse templates later on and their templates are both eBay and Craigslist compatible.

Worked for me and my images are not limited to what eBay or Craigslist offers plus I don't have to pay extra. Let me know what you think.

Shyam said...

Hey Daniel, use.com is a remarkable site. Its features and design are distinguishable from other Image hosts. But there are several people who are accustomed to other hosts and also users who use low speed internet and have to pay a lot for upload/download. This post would do them a little help...

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