Size is everything. Lack of image preparation prior to upload leads to loss of image quality, waste of upload space and the frustration involved in troubleshooting. Worse still, it can lead to creating a bad experience for your readers. Take note of this timely post titled How Big Am I – GIF, JPEG, PNG and learn how to prepare your images prior to uploading them.
I originally reblogged this post only to experience that facts that (1) the images were included in the reblog and (2) the largest image in the reblog replaced my own images in my own posts in the sidebar Top Posts and Pages widgets. Hence, I deleted the reblog but that means that the comments on it will disappear also. So I simply copied and pasted them below. Aararaggghhh!
- Cropper or Proper Image Preparation?
- Images: Optimizing, Pre-Sizing and Resizing
- How good is WordPress at resizing and resampling your images?
- Image editing and preparation tips part 1
- Image editing and preparation tips part 2
I stopped using WordPress to host my images, instead keeping them on Flickr and then embedding them into my blog using Live Writer.
I’m happy that works for you but I don’t recommend third party image hosting. I prefer images to be on the same servers my posts are on.