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Image Posting Guidelines

Please adhere to the following guidelines when participating in this forum:

  • Limit the dimensions of images to 800 pixels on the long side.
  • Only post images if you desire to receive honest criticism.
  • Be constructive in your criticism of other people's photographs.
  • Respect the fact that not all members are at the same experience level.
  • Image critique is a two-way street - ask for critiques, but also give them.

This forum is a means to help one another. We will not tolerate personal attacks or unprofessional behavior.

Why the small image size limitation? According to Google Analytics, MPN still has visitors using 800x600 pixel displays, and we still have visitors accessing the site via dial-up and low-bandwidth DSL. Please adhere to the posting guidelines for the benefit of these visitors. They are as important to us as every other visitor. When the profile of our users changes, we will adjust the posting guidelines accordingly.

Why just 600 px? It's so small. Besides it's far low number comparing to 1280x1024 displays that are marketed now. And for a viewer, it's not too convenient to have small photos. If there is concert about traffic, better to suggest to put less pictures (only really good ones, that is), that introduce limit of 600px.

I would suggest 700 height in case of portrait or 800 width in case of landscape.

Askar Ibragimov - middeneaht.deviantart.com

Askar Ibragimov - middeneaht.deviantart.com

Hi Askar, You have a valid question. We capture visitor information for the site. Google Analytics shows we still have visitors with 800x600 displays. We also have visitors still using dial-up and low-bandwidth DSL connections. Bandwidth for downloading the images is as much of a concern for us as is the size of the display. Please adhere to the 600 pixel limit until such time as we change it. We appreciate your concerns. When the profile of visitors changes, we will change the posting guidelines accordingly.

Founder, MusicPhotographers.net
www.WalterRowePhotography.com
Columbia, Maryland - USA

It helps keep the threads from getting stretched to the point they require horizontal scrolling and also helps to ensure that people aren't going to be downloading photos and making high quality prints from them.

I have revised the image posting guidelines to increase the image size from 600 to 800 pixels on the long side. Hope this encourages more folks to post samples of their work for sharing and critique.


Founder, MusicPhotographers.net
www.WalterRowePhotography.com
Columbia, Maryland - USA