Sizing images for Wordpress site
July 11, 2014 11:45 AM Subscribe
I'm using Wordpress to design my site (photography portfolio). Image quality is very important to me, but I'm also concerned about page-loading times. Galleries will be on one page, and you'll scroll down to view images. I prefer this layout to flash galleries. Some questions about this....
- If the theme I'm using automatically sizes images 922 px on the long side, is there any reason for me to size them (in PS and Lightroom) at 922 px before uploading them? What if all of my images are 1000 px on the long side? Will the photos look worse-off if they have to be downsized?
- Is 289 kb per image too large of a file? Is there a standard for photo portfolios? I've viewed some other photographer's portfolios who have the same layout and even though their images look super sharp, they are only 160 kb. I don't know how I can get my images to be that small without losing sharpness.
* Also, if there are websites and/or books that address this specifically, I'd love to know about them.