What size "low-res" online proofs?

paul stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Sat Jul 24 17:45:10 EDT 2010

I size my pics to about 900 pixels on the long side. That makes them large enough for viewing without scrolling for most. I feel that if I size them for the stingiest monitor sizes, serious critiquing is all but impossible.

On Jul 24, 2010, at 11:10 AM, CheekyGeek wrote:

> Years ago, in another life, I was your garden variety portrait and
> wedding photographer. Probably less than garden-variety as I shot with
> OLD medium format equipment (Mamiyaflex and C33 TLRs that were given
> to me when I was 18 by a cousin's wife, whose KC
> professional-photographer-father had suddenly passed away with a
> massive heart attack.) Anyway, I got burned out on dealing with the
> people/stress and turned away from photography as a whole for many
> years. My desire was rekindled in the digital age by my storm-chasing
> son-in-law and a couple of years ago I got my K200D. That has now been
> passed on to another son-in-law who is discovering photography and I'm
> shooting with a K-x. All of this is my way of saying that I felt a
> little unprepared when out-of-the-blue I was asked to do a family's
> outdoor portraits. The occasion of everyone getting together was the
> impending deployment of the youngest son to Afghanistan. We did the
> session last night and it went well, although it was a very humid high
> 90's and I felt like a wet rag when it was over.
> Which brings me to my question: I am unprepared for the business side
> of digital. I planned to put small low-res photos as proofs up on
> Flickr (just because it would be easy for all concerned). My question
> is: what size/resolution is recommended for "low-res"? Alternative
> methods of work (to Flickr or any part) are also welcome and
> appreciated.
> It is doubtful that I will be doing this much, as I really don't enjoy
> it terribly, but I realize the importance of charging or word will get
> around and everyone will be pounding at your door for the free loaves
> and fishes.
> : )
> Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom!
> Darren Addy
> Kearney, Nebraska
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