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But when you have action shots, you need to make the image larger than you would a portrait shot.
If the image kept small, you can't see what is going on in the photo; too big you have download problems.
Do you guys have a good 'rule of thumb' regarding image size to use on action shots vs regular portrait type pictures?
For jpg shots that have detail that's important to the topic, I like the largest dimension to be 320p. For "accent" and secondary shots, I'll drop the largest dimension to 220p. I've found this works out pretty well both for speed issues and layout.
We've discussed it before, but getting too small for the higher resolution screens is a concern, too. Like everything else, it's a balancing act.
Say you have a photo of the first three horses crossing the finish line in the big race, but to have a nice clear photo showing all three, the image would need ot be 500-600 pixels wide...
Crop the image down to a nice, tight shot of the #1 horse's head, which you can then optimize for quick viewing and high quality, linked to a new window showing the full shot for those who want to see it.