Posted: 26/10/2013 at 17:57
Little-ann, I did some experimentation with posting photos to the forum and found that it's the file size which makes the most difference. If you have a PC, download and install the free "Irfanview" program and load your photos into it. Use File, Save As and choose Save as type JPG. You'll see a JPEG/GIF save options screen - move the slider to 75 then click Save on the main window. The applies just the right amount of file compression to allow full size photos to be posted without noticeably affecting viewing quality. The original (as saved by the camera) for the photo below was about 1500kb and wouldn't post in a way that could be clicked and the full size seen. After running it through Irfanview, it is about 300kB. Edit: I forgot that I also resized to 1920x1080!
Taken with a Canon 350D, 1s exposure, ISO800, 18-55mm lens @55mm.