Just a few tips (and pet peeves) for the way meetup.com handles photos we upload
- The first photo anybody uploads becomes the album cover for the trip. Upload your best picture by itself if you're the first person to upload pictures, then upload the rest. Too many "cover photos" are of people unloading kayaks.
- Smaller files load faster when people are viewing them- use the resize feature and/or compression in your photo software to keep individual pictures under 500kb if you can. If you have some really awesome shots, then upload the whole 7-8 megapixels of the good ones.
- If a picture is poorly exposed or out of focus, just trash it rather than upload it
- Most photo software has a straightening feature that should be used. A crooked horizon is very obvious on open water.
- Meetup does not always recognize when a photo has been rotated, such as a vertical shot made by holding the camera sideways. If this happens to you, rotate the picture right or left in your software, copy it and paste it as a new image. Save the new image and upload that. Facebook has a similar problem with the way some programs work- i.e. Paint Shop pro.
Edited by Roger S. on Jun 24, 2013 9:30 PM
Great tips thanks for sharing, I appreciate the information.