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Tagged: huge image previews
I currently have a 2-column portfolio set up on my website. Everything about my portfolio is working fine until after I click on one of the item thumbnails. The thumbnail takes me to a new page for each portfolio item, which has an enlarged image of the item. This page is also working fine. But if I hover over the enlarged image, a magnifying glass appears and the image is HUGE once I click on it and enlarge it to its final, full size. It is so large that it often does not even load, or my view is so zoomed in that I can’t even tell what I’m looking at. I assume that this has to do with the size of the image itself when I uploaded it, but is there a setting that will automatically format these enlarged portfolio items to a specific max size? Or do I have to control this from the point of uploading the images? If I do have to resize all of my images before uploading, is there a standard/preferred size that I should use? OR, I could possibly do without having this last level of photo enlargement altogether. Can I make it so that the portfolio item images don’t have the option to be clicked and enlarged after you open the thumbnail? Hope this makes sense! Here is my site for reference: http://www.jenniferjaco.com
You’ll need to resize the images first before uploading them. As far as standard size, there’s not one – totally your choice. As you’ve seen though larger file sizes create longer download times and sometimes hiccups when it comes to viewing. So personally I would keep to 1200 or less as far as width goes.
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