Clients easily optimizing photos?
The problem is that photos need to be limited to a reasonable web optimized size. For instance, 500kb, depending on the situation. However, most clients want to take a picture and upload it quickly and not go to their computer or other process.
If they take a shot with their phone, it will most likely be a couple of megabytes. I would not want them to upload it unlimited. I know that CMSB has a quality setting and does some optimization but in my experience, the photos become blurry pretty fast yet are not a small file size efficiently. Am I wrong?
I can easy get most large photos looking crisp and minimal compression at 300kb max, exporting from photoshop. CMSB doesn't do this well.
Should I revisit? That has always been my results. Blurry or too large.
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Thanks Jerry. I will try unlimited and the different global quality settings and see how those results are. Maybe I can get a nice result and had something set wrong in the past. I usually maintain the sites myself and don't have an issue optimizing with Photoshop. I just tried setting on unlimited and got a 1.6 megabyte to 300kb at 800x600 pixels. I guess I can't expect Photoshop results, I just know I can get that same photo size and quality smaller.
Over all though, 300kb isn't so bad, that just seems large for such a small photo. I'll try some different sizes and CMSB qualities.
I recently just tried someone's Wix site and the photo features were fantastic so came to see what others were doing here.
You can always resize the photos after upload by choosing the Maximum upload size: as unlimited and then checking the Resize images larger than: and setting that for your optimum size.
I haven't had any issues with that, however, it sounds like you're still saying that you want a lower file size uploaded from the phone.
That would suggest a phone setting or 3rd party app for the phone.
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I've dealt with similar issues off and on for a time. A couple of thoughts that have helped me. When it comes to the inhouse scaling I try to set my max width and height sizes so that the ratios are consistent. Typically I use a 2 x 3 (for profile) or a 3 x 2 (for landscape) ratio on all thumbnail sizes. And, more recently, I started using the webP options with CMSB. WebP looks GREAT online, they scale terrifically, and the file size is very small compared to .png and .jpg. I think that webP averages about 25% of the jpeg's filesize.