Walt Apr 24 •
FAQs and Guides / Site editing tools and features
Adding an image to your Library is as simple as using the 'Upload' button on Toolbar or from the File Manager.
While computer screens continue to improve and evolve they still don't require the image quality that you would consider for print. You should always consider that many of your visitors may not have wide-screen, hi definition monitors, even if you do. Likewise, while broadband speeds continue to be offered with quicker speeds, not all of your visitors may have the luxury of double-digit broadband access. So in both cases, uploading original and unprocessed images, not only quickly reduces the space you have for uploaded files, large image quality can be wasted on most computer screen. Plus huge image files may result in slow page loading for your visitors - which may put them off staying or returning.
In summary the following points should always be followed.
- We do not recommend uploading files directly from your device to your account. We have experience of files failing to upload. In the past we've simply recommended that they be processed through an image tool (Picasa, Paint Shop Pro, iPhoto, Photoshop) and saved before uploading.
- We highly recommend not uploading images (to be viewed on a page) greater in file size than 200kb. This size will work quite successfully on your pages and will provide quite reasonable resolution without causing your pages to load slowly due to excessive image size. If you want to showcase your images then upload the larger version separately, then link to it (for download) from the smaller version you've created.
- Ensure your photos are less than 10mpx (mega-pixels) as this image quality can cause upload errors.
- Additionally, ensure your image dimensions are less than 2880 x 2880px. This can cause upload errors.