Hi all, I'm new here so Gday
I have a ? in relation to image size that is loaded to photo pages. I shoot a lot of Rugby league for two prominent magazines in Australia, my editor either wants images emailed or he plucks them of a secure web site that I have made using Sandvox .
Emailz takes an eternity as there are approx 100-150 images sent all approx 500kb in size. When he plucks them of the web site they are only around 70kb in size when he uses this size for a cover its quite embarrassing as the quality of the print is very poor.
This editor cannot understand that he could get better quality images if he let me upload to a ftp account, but he wont and who am I to argue as he has owned and operated these mags for the past 10 years quite successfully.
Replies bashing my editor won't help me just knowlegble advise would be greatly appreciated.......cheers David
Well, he might have owned and operated a magazine quite successfully for 10 years, but he clearly knows very little about the use of digital media (that was the bash).
Of course your 70 K images look terrible when printed: a 70 K image is not meant to be printed, it is compressed, perhaps resized, and digitally adapted to fit into 70 K, starting from your original 500 K (which itself isn't very large for a magazine-quality image). Fine for viewing on the screen, probably, but a non-starter for printing. Agreed, email is not the way to go, as email often has its own restrictions and limitations. You could upload the original images to a server and link to these from a Sandvox page, but have you thought of using DropBox, or a similar online sharing solution?
Thanks macdafydd, that name is that from welsh origins or part there of. I do use drop box between my iPad and PC it hadn't even a occurred to me let alone thort a second party can get in to it, will soucre this as an option. I was only talking to the editor about an hour ago and discussed my situation in regards to my images not being printed in there true quality and honestly he really doesn't seem to think it matters, but I did suggest that I get an ftp account opened on my server and give him all the detail and he could go in and get the larger files, think he may warm to it hopefully anyway.
Getting back to my original question I assume that the image size to the SV can not be increased.......cheers
Yes, originally from Wales, now living in Spain, via England and Belgium.
DropBox is very easy to use to share large files with others, so that is certainly an option. You do not need to open an FTP account for your editor to access the full size images via a link in SandVox; the easiest way for you to understand how to do this is to go to menu Help>Sandvox Help, then Index>Lookup toopics easily. In the resulting list of topics, click on File Download. Use the lower resolution on the Page as a guide for your editor to download the higher resolution.
One thing you could do is to use JAlbum, make sure that you're setting up the albums to embed the full sized image, and then publish to the web through JAlbum. You can also link to these albums from Sandvox, which is something I do in my galleries
Thanks for all the advice fell'as But I have gone for the down load of the larger files. An you wouldn't believe who call me this morning and said"'why haven't we been doing this this way before, images are easier to work with" again thanks for all the advice.
Macdafydd I am a first generation ozzy my parents and two older brothers are from Wales not many taffies down here although we have one as our prime minister Julia Gillard.....cheers
If the magazine is of some quality and you really want to impress the chap, let him have the original Tiffs or RAWs, as they come from the camera, rather than jpegs. The first two will always give better quality, though this is not always required, of course; it all depends on the type of printing, the type of publication, the way the images are further processed, etc. One thing, however, remains true and it is one one of the first things I learned when I started in computing in 1968: GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out). If you start off with poor data (in those days we only dealt with letters and numbers, of course), you end up with poor results.