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“What image resolution do you use in your digital cameras for pictures to be uploaded for viewing on webshots pages?
Is there a "standard"?”
“I'm hesitant to answer because I don't use a digital camera (yet) but when I post my scanned-in pics, I try to keep the size small so they're faster uploading and downloading. I'd suggest taking them at the highest resolution you like, then scaling them down to around 640x480 for posting. I try and keep my image size under 100K, but I'm not always successful depending on the image.”
“Related question...is there a shareware program that will automagically reduce a whole set of images to, say, 640x480?
Ex. reduce all images in a specified folder...”
“None that I know of Fritz, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were.”
“what brand of digital camera do you have?”
“I have a Fuji Finepix A101.
It's a basic entry level 1.3 Megapixal point and shoot digital. Weight with two batteries and memory card is a little less than 7 oz. and is very small. I keep it in my front shirt pocket wend hiking. Cost $130 at Staples.
Turning off the flash and lcd screen allowed me to take over 160+ pictures on my Smokies trip and the two AA batteries are still good.
Link to webshots page from this camera”
“Very cool pictures, Steve! Nice camera!”
“They fit whatever you send to their format.”
“I just created an acct at Webshots, so I could create a favorite users list. I guess I have to download their software if I decide to upload pics, eh?
Is it the 'Desktop Software', that I download? It looks like some kind of screen saver, or something”
“Its MyPhotoAssistant and should be somewhere near the top”
“but the screensaver is excellent and lets you put your own pics in it or download from the community or the gallery.”
“Thanks SN - I found it. Guess I could have downloaded it when I signed up”
“Pathman - Ya it looked kinda cool. I had a program that let you designate a folder for a screen saver. Now that I'm running XP, it's a built in feature”
“I use the highest resolution my camera will produce...
Fuji FinePix 2600, 2 megapixel gives me a 1600 x 1200 resolution and that's what I upload. If you are going to have any prints made...that's what you want.
I have used the Webshots online photo ordering service a couple of times and I'm very pleased.I had a couple of 8x10 photos made from our Mount Whitney trip and they came out real nice!
Higher reolution pics make better desktop wallpaper and screen savers too!
Actually Webshots encourages high res pics!”
“I agree with WW. Webshots encourages high res pics. It's a good idea to send them high res pics because they will be compressed when transferred to your album. I typically upload 1024x768 images at 300-400kb, and they usually end up between 100-200kb. Not a complaint because you can't beat the super free service.”
“I just started using Webshots and have a few questions of my own:
1. How long does it take for an update to be effective for public viewing?
2. What does it mean when it says on the MY ALBUMS page there have been xx downloads? Does that mean people have downloaded some of my pics?”
“1. They say about 30 minutes. I've found it to be shorter sometimes.
2. Yep. Make your album private if you don't want the public getting your photos.”
“bit - Thanks. If I make an album private, can I grant access to an entire group of people somehow?”
“I believe that you can invite people to view the album, and that you can send them a link to it. "Private" may mean that the album is simply not placed on your Community page for view by literally anyone. I've never had a private album, so I don't really know.”
“How does Webshots rank the 'Most Popular' albums?
It says hits per day but my Sipsey trip with divinity has gotten over 1000 hits the past two days and is not even ranked.”
“I think they link their professional photographers.”
“"It says hits per day but my Sipsey trip with divinity has gotten over 1000 hits the past two days and is not even ranked."
Maybe yours aren't really "hits", they're more like "slaps". Each are counted differently. You need to check both your rankings and your spankings.”
“Anyone got an useful answer? ;)”
“Sure, but to get it, you'll have to ask an easier question... :)”
“What's your favorite color?”
“Usually those rankings are an aggregate of album hits, individual page views and downloads. You have to get a bunch of all of them over X period of time to get ranked high.”
“Is there a feature on Webshots that will let you change images to jpeg format, or do you need a photo editing program?”
Regarding your JPEG problem
I'm a Network and Computer support technician, I think I can help you solve your digital picture problem.
I havent seen any programs from webshots that help you but there are some third party programs and simple resaving that can help.
What your might want to try is using a photo imaging program that you can bring your specific photos up and then you can save that as any file type you want.
Such programs include:
-Microsoft Digital Image pro
-Microsoft Photo Editor
-or any other third party image editor.
You can find some of these to download at
-or google "digital image editors"”
“Yep -- You probably already have MS Photo Editor on your machine. Look under [Start] [Programs].”
“I notice some people have the photos on webshots started out with their newest gallery. How did you do this? Mine and most of the ones I have seen go from Oldest to newest last. Zac? Pennsy? Yam?”
“You should be able to use the arrows on the left side of your "My Albums" page.
It's easier if you have installed the Webshots Desktop thingy, but you can do it with out it.”
“On your Webshots Desktop, drag your newest album to position 1”
“best to do it in your webshots desktop. I started going from newest to oldest, then just forgot about it. I need to do that again.”
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