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Do you guys like larger images in reviews, or smaller images?

Realizing different forum software will downconvert/shrink images depending on the backend settings, I typically use larger, high res images for reviews, but I have seen other forums wherein the images are much smaller, and some are so small, they cannot even be clicked and zoomed. Via mobile viewing, obviously higher res images will probably not be required, but I was wondering where all of you stood on the subject.

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I really couldn’t see the difference :man_shrugging:
But then again I can’t see shyt very well anymore :face_with_monocle:
That said, I would have to vote Larger👌

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Yeah, I’m with @Rocky02852.
As long as I can zoom in if I click the image, I’m good, but I’d have to go with larger by default.

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I was trying to come up with a “That’s what she said!” reply, but it wouldn’t really pertain to the topic. Mark me down for ‘either’.

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As displayed as well as both sets enlarged I could not see any difference. I’m an either. :smile:

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I would say large (to see detail), but shrink the weight of the image file as much as possible.

EG:
1920x1080 4mb (original)
vs
1920x1080 800k (“shrunk”)

Keeps it easier on the server (and end user to DL), while at the same time making it easy for older eyes to see.

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Yeah I couldn’t see the difference myself, had to ask my wife for her opinion because her vision is spot on, she said #largerforthewin :man_shrugging:

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@big_vape, @Lostmarbles, @Rocky02852, @TorturedZen, @Sprkslfly

If you click on the first image, expands it to much larger, and you then have right and left arrows, to scroll through ALL of the images in the post. Then you can see the differences.

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IDK, still looks the same to me :man_shrugging:
But it’s hard to concentrate, my wife keeps grabbing the iPad and wants to go back and look at @woftam ‘s foot long mod in the Handcheck thread.
Wonder if he’s using small or large imaging :thinking:

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I think those are both a good size for the forum as viewed on a phone. I voted for the larger. It wasn’t too large. I don’t like it when they are poster sized and I have to wait for my device to paint the screen. I also don’t like it when the pictures are the exact size. I try to make it bigger to see better and nothing happens when I try. I have DSL internet that varies in speed between 3.5 to 7 mB/s which is pretty slow by today’s standard.

Your pictures are so good they don’t need to be huge. Very clear and they show the details.

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Either works…Those pics are so clear it doesnt matter imo

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Gotta agree with Sparky here. Some forums it won’t matter as they shrink it for you. Some places like reddit, if your hosting off of Imgur or another photo hosting site those with bad internet connections will load really slow with large files.

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Don’t know I prefer larger images but the most important thing is the res… those are very clear to me too.

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@SessionDrummer I didn’t see much difference except the large took a few seconds to load and the small was nearly instant. I only use my galaxy s8 on here, very rarely my laptop

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Thank you @Plunderdrum. Maybe I should run a more, ummm, accurate poll about WHAT people use to view ELR. I use my laptops for work, all day, and night, so for me, it’s easier. I’ll use the phones in a pinch, but it’s more native to me for laptoping.

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I doubt phone will win, but I think it will have a very strong showing.

Desktop PC / Mac
Tablet
Phone
Laptop
Chromebook (because it’s no laptop! lol)

Did I miss any?

PS: I’d give it its own thread and do a link back to your post above. :wink:

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I appreciate the extra clarity of the more pixel dense shots. I shoot only in uncompressed raw and only reduce pixel density if included in a video that mandates it or uploading to a site with a limit in size. I’ve taken to shooting video in 4K even if I render at 1080 just to have the cropping flexibility in post.

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With my internet provider here, I definitely pick smaller for much faster load.

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I am using an iPad and the larger picture loaded as fast as the smaller one and the clarity was practically the same too so I’m voting for larger also my eyesight isn’t what it used to be so every little helps.

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