Post More Original Photos Faster with "Hi-Res Upload" to Trip Journals

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November 19, 2008

I like to have my cake and eat it too.  The new “Hi-Res Upload” option allows me to do just that.   This is Part 2 of a three-part series.

The Hi-Res option, available to Premium trip journal subscribers along with archiving and other features, provides the same easy-to-use, drag-and-drop experience as the Express Upload. Subject to certain file size limits, I can post up to 60 photos  to my Trip Journal with a single click, all in their original resolution and quality.

Hi-Res Upload Interface

The new system actually uploads 3 versions of each photo: the hi-res version, one that’s good for computer screen viewing, and a thumbnail.   The ActiveX version of this component, used by Microsoft Internet Explorer, works fastest; other browsers do the same thing, not quite as swiftly.

While the computer quality photo allows for fast loading by your visitors, you can also post a link to your original photos so others can access them as well as you.  These cave-dwellers, for instance, can be seen in higher-res glory .   To display a link to the original, just select this option on your  ‘Journal Options’ page.

Click for original jpg - 800 k

To minimize upload times, adjust your camera’s settings to find the resolution you will need for printing (and not higher). I find that a JPG resolution of 1 MB will be more than sufficient for most of my printing needs.

Next post in this series: Classic Upload option

Dan Parlow

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