Larger Uploads Information
Published: 12 January 2010
We offer a choice of default sizes, but don't impose a resolution limit, so you can upload really big images (but there is a 8Mb filesize limit - on all uploads).
- Sizes offered: 640px (required), 800px, 1024px, 1600px, and as uploaded.
An image with a high-res version is shown with a "more sizes" link on the photo page, so visitors can download the big version. There is also a link to zoom.it which allows you to zoom and pan around any image on the web, no matter how big (this allows viewing large images, without having to download the whole image to your computer).
This is entirely optional, as it's understandable that many contributors only want to release a low resolution image; they can be contacted directly if visitors are interested in the high-res version.
- However even a modest increase to 800px could make your image more useful to site visitors, but probably not high enough for high-definition printing.
- See also FAQ entry on image sizes, but be sure to read Freedom - The Geograph Manifesto on how your images can be used.
- While we always offer a choice of sizes during each upload, you can now choose the default size. Note, that everyone's default option has initially been set to 640 pixels which matches the previous default.
Geograph Submission Methods (including a comparison matrix)
If you don't resize before uploading, then just upload as before, and choose your option in step 4.
Another point worth making - this is probably best used to add high resolution versions to specific images that could really benefit from the increased resolution, rather than a wholesale (re)uploading of your whole profile to a high resolution.
We plan on releasing an optional tool to make re-uploading large quantities of images very easy.
Because a wide panorama doesn't usually look good shown as a thin sliver on the photo page, this new feature can be used as a neat way of dealing with these.
- Create a square, or rectangular 'representative' crop of the image, and submit that as normal via your favourite submission method.
- Then use the 'Upload a larger version' link to upload the full panorama. That way the visitor sees a reasonable sized image on the photo page, but can access the full view via the "more sizes" option. (You can even mention that the full version is available in the image description)
- For an example see this image or another