View Full Version : Very NEW, question about SIZE

08-06-2007, 01:38 PM
I am a real newbie, not to graphics but to ANYTHING that has to do with scrapbooking ( digital or any other way!) I got interested in it recently and was led to this site.
MY QUESTION is, for the moment, IF you are going to put your scrapbook on line, isn't 12x12 kinda BIG? Would not 8x10 be better?
Here's the reason I ask. My sister is a professional children/family entertainer and I thought the STYLE of scrapbookng would LOOK so much better as her PHOTO section than a traditioal photo album! I can really do a pretty page for her that way. I hate the current album
is her main site, click on photos to see that UGLY album! LOL! We decided on 6-10 photos for the NEW album so it won't be SOOO many which we do't think she needs! Also
NEEDS a photo [age and I know a scsrapbook look would be good here as well
So what about SIZE for the web...12x12 too big? What do I do?

08-06-2007, 01:49 PM
12x12 is kinda big for online only. when I post a layout online generally I resize it to 8x8 and make it 72 dpi.

08-06-2007, 02:20 PM

Hi and welcome to Stone Accent Studio (SAS) forums. I hope you find just what you are looking for here.

I tried your first link and got an error. Hope you can get it working. :)

I would think that the website would have very specific requirements for images that are posted. They must have that info posted somewhere...

08-07-2007, 06:08 PM
As Kyda and Janalyn have said it's going to depend on the kind of use of the album.

If what you want is album so that your relatives or your friends could download the pages and/or photos you need first to get an account in a place that will support big sizes. Snapfish (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/forum/www.snapfish.com/) and websites such as Photobucket (http://photobucket.com/), Esnips, (http://www.esnips.com/) PicasawebAlbums (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/forum/picasaweb.google.com/) will support big photos/layouts in albums and you will have the gallery facility to allow them to see the photos before download them. You will just need to either send them an invitation to your album or give them the link and they can download from there. You need to bear in mind that in this case both upload and download times will increase as we might be talking about files 5 o more megas big. Also the upload limits they might have, you have some limits as to how much you upload each time. You can get between 1 and 5 Gb storage limit in those websites.

If what you want is to upload the layout to a gallery like the ones in Scrapbooking websites like ours, the standard is 500x500 pixels and 72 dpi. Usually the gallery will resize the layout but you might get surprises, so it's better when you want to do this to actually save the file three times:

One with layers in either psd or any format that supports layers if that has been how you have been working

Two a flattened JPG version for printing purposes with a quality of 100% or 10 (maximum quality in your program) and 300dpi

Three a flattened JPG version which you will upload to the gallery in a 500x500 pixels and 72dpi. Some galleries might allow you to upload 600 or even bigger sizes in pixels but 500 is the standard in most of them. This last version usually won't be very big around 100 kb and you can reduce the quality up to 85 or even more in some programs without the layout losing quality in a computer screen. But to be on the safe side 85 % or 8.5 will be the best compromise between size and quality.

I hope this is of help :)