Thread: how big pictures?

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    • 5 years 5 months ago
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    Does anyone have any concern for the size of pictures in articles? I am writing an article about ads from old comic books. One part of my appreciation for them comes from the cheap processes and materials used. You can where two colors were overlaid. Some of them also have smudgy ink and very small lettering. It is easier to see that quality well on a computer screen if the image is very large, and I like to be able to read everything and see the halftone dots. I have scanned some pages at high resolution for my personal archive, but for an article here, 2000x3000 pixels is surely overkill. Some images could be cropped, but other ads used a full page. I think 1000x1500 pixels is a decent compromise. Does anyone else feel that is still too large?
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      • 5 years 5 months ago
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      You have my permission to post giant pictures. I always say go big or go the fuck home.
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        Some people will bitch about it, but 1000 x 1500 or so will be fine.
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          I'm not sure it matters. Beyond a certain size the image size gets reformatted anyways. Cosgrove just did an amazing article on comic ads, might wanna check it out.
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            • 5 years 4 months ago
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            I think the standard is 1295x31.
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              Thanks for the answers, all!

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              Cosgrove just did an amazing article on comic ads, might wanna check it out.
              Now that you mention it, I did see that a bit ago. Funny. I started scanning these in February, although wasn't reading RJ at the time. Maybe the notion of an article did come from that, though. I'll more be doing ads from 70s and 80s books. I don't have much taste for the ones from the 90s, even though I was certainly reading them at the time.

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              1295x31.
              seems a bit off...
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                • 5 years 4 months ago
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                Stake n sheak,

                I know this is a little belated, but...

                The largest picture you can insert into your article is 750 pixels wide by 941 pixels tall.

                If you have any more problems with your article writing hit-up vkimo, gaijinninja, or me (particularly gn). He's helped vkimo and me numerous times!

                Best of luck on your future articles! I loved the last one
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                  Quote by Cosgrove
                  The largest picture you can insert into your article is 750 pixels wide by 971 pixels tall.
                  Fixed that for you
                  This is good info to have.

                  Thank you for the praise and advice. Much appreciated. I like your articles, too.
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                    • 5 years 4 months ago
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                    Quote by stake_n_sheak
                    Quote by Cosgrove
                    The largest picture you can insert into your article is 750 pixels wide by 971 pixels tall.
                    Fixed that for you
                    This is good info to have.

                    Thank you for the praise and advice. Much appreciated. I like your articles, too.


                    Haha I guess there's been some reformatting on this site since I learned that. Either that or I've just been underutilized those 30 pixels

                    Thanks for giving me the update!
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