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Forum topic by WayneC posted 03-19-2007 09:53 PM 1417 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2007 09:53 PM

As a new poster I had a few questions

What are people’s recommendations relative to image hosting. I know Matt uses Flickr. Are there others that peope use/recommend?

What type of image resolution and compression are recommended.

What about recommendations for image editing software?

Anything else I should consider?

(I’m trying to meet expectations and get some pictures of my shop posted)


-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Ethan Sincox

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#1 posted 03-19-2007 10:22 PM

Ehhh… I’m working on some documentation for this, Wayne. I should be able to get it done this week and proofed/approved by Martin over the weekend, if you can wait that long.

If not, then… there are plenty of options out there, of which Flickr is a good one.

Personally, I just used my Shutterfly account to create my own Gallery Page, which is a little different than the photo-processing side to I can create galleries with a website-like address ( and then just send that website to anyone I want.

But the best part of it is, once I load images up to my shutterfly gallery, they’re on-line. At that point, you just need to get the web address of that image (details of that are in the latest Basic Formatting Guide) and you can link and insert images.

My recommendation would be to load up as large an image as you can.

-- Ethan,

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Martin Sojka

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#2 posted 03-19-2007 10:53 PM

Photobucket is widely used as well, Wayne. Flickr, Photobucket and other similar sites have image resizing built-in so most of the time you don’t have to spend your time resizing on your computer before uploading.

And yes, Ethan is working on the specific guide about this process ;)

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Dan Lyke

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#3 posted 03-20-2007 02:49 AM

For basic issues like resolution, compression and software, there’s a bunch of writing on prepping images for the web over at the Festool Owner’s Group forums including something I wrote on using the free image editing software called GIMP and if you scroll down in the Key Steps to Reducing File Size article you’ll see some examples I did of what happens at various different compression levels.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#4 posted 03-20-2007 04:56 AM

Thanks for all the great advice. I got files off the camera and on the Flickr account. Also I uploaded the shop pictures. Lol what a mess.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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