Cameras have gone from 2 million to 5 million to 10 million pixels in just a couple of years. While this is great for quality, it is bad for uploading and sharing photos, because it takes forever. That is, at least until we are all on ultra high speed optic fiber networks, but that it not going to happen immediately.
I got so fed up with loading time, that I set my camera back to 2 mega pixel quality, but I am not really happy with it when I want to zoom in on something. So I guess I'll go back up to 4 or 5 mega pixels, but when you want to do a relatively big photo report, it is a bitch.
Does anybody have any tips on how to handle this pixel crap?
I am probably misunderstanding the question, but .......... if you take the pictures at whatever pixel size gives the best results, then reduce them before uploading to a host site, won't the quality remain the same?
I reduce all my pictures before uploading them to a host, as it never occurred to me to do otherwise. If you have a photo that is not cropped & is whatever size it came off the camera, set it to 800 wide x 600 high. That fits very nicely on this forum and will certainly be appreciated by any email recipients to whom you send pictures. They will definitely get loaded onto your photo-hoster much faster that way.
Also, most of us have no reason to store thwacking huge pictures on our computers. One thing to remember, though: if you are going to crop, do it before resizing. Also, if you want to keep an original photo at its original size for whatever reason, just export it so you'll have two copies. Then you can preserve one as-is and reduce the other one.
(If this is not what you meant, please delete this post, or move it over to the thread linked above -- thanks.)
I keep all of my photos at the original size on my computer, which is what can make uploading a pain sometimes. At the same time, I prefer to suffer longer uploads to maintain sharpness, because I can't stand it when I want to zoom in on a picture and it becomes blurry almost immediately.