I love digital cameras. I’m glad that they now include lots of pixels (data) so we can print sharp poster-sized images. But when you upload images to your WordPress site, it is best to scale down to a smaller size which fits your theme. Quicker upload time, nor do you want the image so large that it “breaks” your theme.
You can resize your image using one of many photo editors. I use Gimp, see the link at the bottom of the post on how to resize an image with Gimp.
I usually use 500 or 550 px width on this site. Ray Colon says 300 px works well for him. He also reminded me that at times it is cool to upload the full sized image, using a smaller version in the post, which when someone clicks on it they get the full image. See the video below on how to do this.
If you are already uploading your images to Facebook, and don’t have a photo editor, you may let Facebook shrink down your images.
Or simply use Gimp (free photoshop-like editor) to Resize Images or your favorite photo editing software.
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