The ideal way to manage the images you upload to your website is:
Setting up an archive of digital images: a suggestion
- Create a folder on you pc which stores all the images you upload to your website.
- Make sure all the images are resized according to the suggestions below.
- Images are usually forced to a certain width, or height, on your website which will ensure the layout maintained. There is normally an option for the user to click through to the full size image.
Create a folder on your computer, or network server, where all your images can be stored. You can create further sub-folders if you need to further divide the image files (i.e. c:\my pictures\web images\art
: the images on a website need to load fairly quickly. Best to keep to keep as close to the following as possible:
- Format: jpeg / jpg
- Resolution: 72 dpi
- Orientation - landscape images: between 800 and 1000 pixels (px) in width
- Orientation - portrait images: between 500 and 700 pixels (px) in width
- Picture quality: 85% is normally ideal.
- File size: between 100 to 250kb is ideal.
Please note the above sizes are a guide. Some images are very narrow, very wide or a square - adjust the size accordingly.
- If you upload the incorrect image, then delete it and upload the correct one.
- If you or delete an image then the file is deleted from your website. This avoids having images that are not displayed on your website using up storage space.