Image File Size Recommendations

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Roxie2401
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Image File Size Recommendations

Post by Roxie2401 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:24 pm

I have my database setup to "Link to Image Files" in the Multimedia Options to keep the database size down.

I have notice that if the image file is large, the response time to "pull it in" to the Artist/Person (for example) is slow and was wondering if there is a recommended image size. Typically, I don't think about this if I have searched a site and downloaded but I know "resizing" is something I probably should be considering along with image resolution.

I know the response is also based on computer speed/processor, etc.

Don't think image size is mentioned in the Help manual or I may have missed it.

Just looking for suggestions.

Thanks

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Re: Image File Size Recommendations

Post by DougWilliams » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:06 pm

I have my short side equaling 1000 pixels.
I use Irfanview to do a batch process to resize. Though this is usually done before linking in CATraxx.
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Re: Image File Size Recommendations

Post by Roxie2401 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:24 pm

Thanks Doug.

Most of my images were in the 50kb range but when I was seeing the slow response I checked and found some files were 6mb or larger.

Since I know I am never going to print posters ;) resizing makes a lot of sense. Irfanview is one of my favorites, too.

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