General feeling regarding size of photographs nowadays

Posted on 2008-11-04
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Last Modified: 2013-11-14
Hi, this is to get a general feeling from a few people.
Our nurseries often send pictures to head office.
They are not experienced with Photo software, so they generally try to attach 1,2 and 3MB pictures to emails.
Now, as time moves on, newer cameras have higher res, this is getting to be a pain in the rear. The company pictures folder is climbing.
What are your general feelings regarding picture storage and transfer?
If they reduce the picture sizes, but later want to print them, that creates quality issues. It seems to be a Catch 22 problem; any thoughts
Question by:jasonbournecia
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by:Hedley Phillips
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As you say this is becoming a big issue, esp as not everyone is adept at using image software.

There are batch resizer applications about that a re just point and click. I think they would be suitbale for non tech staff and certainly wouold help stop your email server buckling under the onslaught.

Have a look at:

Digital Image Tool 1.0

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Yes, I've already got MIR Multiple image resizer, I think they'll have to decide to email low res versions to HO and keep full versions on their PCs; only thing is, nursery PCs are not backed up, only HO servers.
I suppose there is no real answer to this conundrum?
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Hedley Phillips earned 375 total points
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What about setting up sync software to mirror the images at head office? This is easily possible over ADSL and what I do to keep remote workers local drives copied over at our end.

We use Rsync which is easy to set up and run (over the VPN) but a little harder if not on a vpn and using ssh.

If you are interested I can post more info.

Or failing that, get them to backup to CD/DVD once aq week/month etc and post?


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Thanks Mr Madcowz for the mention of Rsync, haven't seen it before; looks good though. It probably would make good sense to fit burners at each location and backup to CD/DVD.
I'll have a read through Rsync; Cheers again.
I've put 'Good' because of the link; I hope you're okay with that.
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Glad I could be of help.


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