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Apr 17, 2004 — Who can tell me what the standard image resolution (size, whatever you want to call it) would be for a photograph posted on a website. It wouldn't be meant to download as wallpaper, just to view in the browser. It seems a lot of people are at 1024 x 768 these days so should I go smaller or should I make em 1024 x 768. I don't think there's any written rule on this, but what size do you think works best?

Speaking of standards, which is the best way to compress video clips for the web as well. Straight from Mini-DV to the compressor. Mpeg, .mov or what?

Dylan says:

It depends on your source, but the percentage of 1024x768 users ranges between 40% and 55%, with 800x600 ranging between 40$ and 60%. So you are probably safe for shooting for an 800x600 browser size for now. (Meaning you should make the image smaller than that to take the window chrome into account.

Video compression? Ask some of the other guys. I could give you an answer, but it would immediately be debated and proven otherwise in about 2 posts.

Aesopian says:

If you have a surplus of drive space (which I believe I heard you say) you could offer two resolutions: one for 10x7, and one for 8x6.

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