smugmug posting test

Discussion in 'Birds' started by dmwphoto, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. I am testing the use of the original to the link vs the "large".
    mostly for my own info but comments are welcome and encouraged:biggrin:
    keeps me entertained:wink:
    original
    [​IMG]
    large
    [​IMG]
    original
    [​IMG]
    large
    [​IMG]

    Dave
     
  2. I prefer the originals!
     
  3. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Dave,

    I too prefer the originals, but to make this a real true test, you need to post a real large original, so that the 'Large' from that is roughly equal in size to the 'Original' posted here. That's where you will see the best comparison. :smile:
     
  4. how do you resize yours for smugmug Flew? I thought I read where you do 960 on the long side prior to moving to smugmug?
     
  5. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Yes Frank I need a tutorial on this too.

    Dave originals look much more vibrant.
     
  6. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    OK, here's the deal. If you upload a file to smugmug, say that it is 962 pixels wide (as my example below is), and you want to post it here on the Cafe. Most folks click the 'share photo: links, forums, blogs' link, which brings up a page with the following options:

    tiny > http://flew.smugmug.com/photos/46922929-Ti.jpg (link) perfect for sigs
    thumbnail > http://flew.smugmug.com/photos/46922929-Th.jpg (link)
    small > http://flew.smugmug.com/photos/46922929-S.jpg (link) forums & blogs
    medium > http://flew.smugmug.com/photos/46922929-M.jpg (link)
    large > http://flew.smugmug.com/photos/46922929-L.jpg (link) high bandwidth!

    You can copy the version of your choice and paste it (using the little mountain button) into your post. What isn't obvious though, is that there is an original copy of your image on the smugmug server that is the same as these links, except it has -O at the end instead of -Ti, -Th, -S, -M, or -L.

    If you pick the -L (Large) version, you will get an image that has been downsized by smugmug's software to 800 x 549 pixels. Now smugmug's resizing algorithms are pretty good, but you put a lot of work into getting your image just right before you uploaded it, right? If you are like me, you'd rather do all the processing on your system, including setting the size to what you want to post, and just link to your original on smugmug. This will insure that the image will look just like what you posted, at the size you selected.

    Here's my image in the Large and Original versions:

    Original:
    [​IMG]

    Large:
    [​IMG]

    Personally, I prefer my original. :smile:

    Hope that this make it clearer.
     
  8. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  9. Gordon Large

    Gordon Large Guest

    Frank - or anyone else - SmugMug or PBase?

    Thanks, Frank. I'm a PBase user now but am thinking of switching. If I do, your info will be a huge help.

    I'm curious about the (rough) percentages of Cafe members use each of these services or some others. Can you tell that from where you sit? I'm also curious if there has been a movement toward SmugMug over the first year of the Cafe. When PBase is working, it is a delight to use both as photographer and user. But it can drive you crazy when it experiences problems, as it increasingly seems to be doing. Is SmugMug clearly more reliable? As easy to use both as photographer and viewer as PBase? Any more pluses or minuses?

    I haven't checked to see if there has been a recent thread on PBase vs SmugMug. If not, I think I'll start one. I know I would benefit!

    Gordon
     
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