A lot of my users seem to having problems resizing their photos before uploading. I am thinking about using the option "If photo upload width or height exceeds maximums, resize upload down to max dimensions?", but I want to make sure I understand this first.
If they have an 800 x 800 photo and my max dimensions allowed are 600 x 600, what will be saved on my server? Assuming their file size in kb is under my limit. Will multiple copies of the file be saved? Or just a copy at 600 x 600? I don't want it to save the larger version.
How do I prevent the loss of quality? I originally had "Quality setting for resizing/thumbnails?" set to 70 and the file size was quite a bit smaller. I changed it to 100, but then my file size went from 122kb to 318kb... how does that happen? Though it is a larger size, the quality is actually less (comparing the same image -
1) 625x625 132kb on PC, resized to 600x600 318kb on server
2) 600x600 122kb on PC, (not resized) 600x600 122kb on server
#2 is sharper
I'm afraid to change the setting to 80 or 90 for fear of additional quality loss.
I'm sorry, I don't quite follow you. I thought "100" meant 100% image quality... didn't think I could get higher than 100%.
What do I need to do to NOT increase the filesize (larger than the original size from the PC) yet maintain (relative) image quality? If the dimensions need to come down about 4%, I would anticipate the filesize to come down roughly 4% as well.