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Big picture?

Is it just me or are others having issues with the width of pictures?

I tried to enjoy Giu's pictorial but spent so much time scrolling back and forth the read the comments that I gave up on it. It just doesn't fit on my screen. Is my screen too small or are some of the pics posted just too BIG?

When I upload pics I first use PIXresizer to reduce them to 25% and then upload them with photobucket. I get good quality pics without extending the width of the post off to the east.

Have I got a resolution problem or something

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PS this is especially important when I post pics of boats

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I am egarly waiting for some replies as I too share this dilemma,I belive this has been answered before but do not remember the answer.
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I have no problems with posted pictures of 1280 x 1024 pixels, or less - since my monitor screen resolution is configured to that setting. It also helps to have a 19" (or larger) monitor.

If you're running windows xp, right click over your desktop with your mouse to show the Display Properties menu. There should be 5 tabs shown at the top menu-bar - Themes, Desktop, Screen Saver, Appearance and Settings. Click on Settings and change the Display Properties to a higher resolution.
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There are two ways of posting picks.
1: Just upload the pick You have in Your comp, if big enough, 500Kb or higher, the site will resize it automatically. The downside is that what You experience will happen, the pick gets too big for the screen.
2: Down size to max allowed, and upload. For some the pick gets too small.
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You need a bigger monitor... Normally, at work, I'm on a 30" monitor, so picture size is not an issue for me...although sometimes that makes me forget and I post a huge photo that takes up two or three screens for some of the others here... my laptop has a 1440x900 screen... so when I'm not in the office, it isn't too much of a problem.
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You need a bigger monitor... Normally, at work, I'm on a 30" monitor,
Wow SD, what resolution does your 30" monitor project?
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You need a bigger monitor... Normally, at work, I'm on a 30" monitor, so picture size is not an issue for me...
Well, hell SD . . . if it's size that matters, my Panasonic TH-50PZ700U 50" plasma, with it's PC input capability, beats your puny 30"er . . .
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It ain't size that counts, it's resolution... and the 30" cinema display is 2560 x 1600. Course, I generally need to wear my glasses when I'm sitting back ... and I'll bet your 50" plasma don't fit on your desk... I've seen your desk.
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One problem

One problem we are facing too is that many web sites are now supporting wide format and most are moving in that direction.

Many of the old computer monitors are typical 4:3 displays or old school TV layout and newer monitors are for the most part wide format. My 24" monitor has a resolution of 1920X1200 so my big issue is that I need to blow up font on many sites. I usually have iTunes, a stock ticker and numerous other programs open and running at the same time and usually three panes going. That's tough to do on a 17" monitor..

What I'm trying to say is for those of you with small 4:3 monitors it's only going to get worse...

Heck even my 15.4 inch Macbook Pro has a screen resolution of 1440X900 and it's a laptop!

With all that said many photo hosting sites allow you to pick a size. I use PBase (not free, but only $23.00 per years and well worth it) and I have the choice of small, medium, large or original. With my Nikon D200's 10.2 megapixels even SD might have trouble displaying an original sized file if I posted it....

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Medium:

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