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Images at 72 or 300 dpi for website?

Discussion in 'Graphics & Multimedia' started by R_e_M_i_X, Jan 11, 2008.

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    Should I be downloading 72 dpi or 300 dpi images for my website? What's the advantage/disadvantage for each? If the web becomes "HD" in the future, won't it be worth it to have the 300 dpi images? But at the same time, 72 dpi will allow for faster download speeds on my web page right? Or do I have no clue what I'm talking about, lol?
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    R_e_M_i_X, Jan 11, 2008 IP
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  2. Meth_

    Meth_ Active Member

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    smaller images = faster loading time = good

    use normal images until wideband is the standard
     
    Meth_, Jan 11, 2008 IP
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    Kerosene Alpha & Omega™ Staff

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    Always use 72dpi for images that will actually be displayed on your site.
    If you're downloading images to work with, then get the highest dpi images you can, play with them, then convert them to 72dpi before using them in your site.
     
    Kerosene, Jan 11, 2008 IP
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    RRWH Active Member

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    DPI is irrelevent when displaying images online.

    Web browsers show the ACTUAL pixels and the DPI is nothing more than an instruction that is used when an image is printed. A web browser doesn't care and just displays the image at screen resolution - usually 72-96dpi.

    The easiest way to prove this is to resize 2 images to 500 pixels and set 1 to 72 dpi and the other to 300dpi and put them both on a web page - they will be displayed at exactly the same size of 500pixels.

    Now, when it comes to optomising the image for web use the most important factor is filesize - which is where smaller is better.
     
    RRWH, Jan 11, 2008 IP
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    If image would be smaller then the loading time would be less and it would reap good results.
     
    prasun27, Jun 10, 2015 IP