Wednesday, March 29th 2006

Larger Photos at My Web Gallery

I’ve been thinking for a long time that I should increase the size of the photos on display at my web gallery. So, a few days back I went ahead and did a whole lot of batch resizing of the originals using Photoshop. (Having tired of the Gimp and it’s useless UI…) The photos should fit 1280×1024 screens perfectly. Any smaller sizes will have to scroll to see the full photos, or perhas hit F11 for fullscreen mode.

View from Fiskebäckskil.

I also removed the (evil, 90’s-esque) javascript popup links for the larger view of the photos. Instead they open in the same window now, with a link back to the gallery. Much more user-friendly, especially for Firefox users. Not to mention search-engine friendly.

Långe Jan, at the southern tip of Öland.

I’ve noticed that some photos now have severe jpeg artifacts. My local copies look fine, so something must be going wrong when I upload them. Has anyone got any of idea what might be causing these strange artifacts? I use FileZilla, set to automatically detect binary/ASCII files.

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  1. Carsten says:

    Maybe the upload of these images did not complete successfully? I’d expect more severe problems if ASCII/binary detection went wrong…BTW, I love Gimp’s UI and always have problems with cluttered PS like UIs. 😉 Just a matter of what you’ve grown up with and are used to…

  2. David Naylor says:

    Actually, it turned out that I had not set it to Auto, but to ASCII. It seems to jump back to ASCII every time I restart the program (FileZilla). Anyway, using Auto, I’ve uploaded all the photos again now.About Gimp’s UI:1. In the menus, there are SEVERAL items with the same accesskey…2. Hitting return doesn’t execute dialogues. I have to hit Alt+O.3. The open dialogue doesn’t remember the last used folder from session to session, and there is no way to set a default folder.