What size images are allowed, and what happens if mine are too big?
- The maximum size allowed to be stored in the photo galleries is 1280 pixels on a side. So 1024 x 1280 or 1280 x 1024 or even 1280 x 1280 would upload without resizing the original.
- If the image you are uploading is larger than 1280 pixels on either side, it is automatically resized down to fit this maximim. Keep in mind there is also a maximim total upload size of 10mb, so if you try to upload 5 pictures of 3mb each from your digital camera, it won't work, you will need to upload them one at a time. For very large pictures (over 1mb each) you will get better results by resizing the pictures yourself closer to the size limit before you upload.
- At the time the image is uploaded, two additional images are created for browsing, the thumbnail, and the intermediate image that is used in slide shows and when using the "next" link inside albums. The size of the thumbnails and browse images are set by the album owner in "properties", usually to 150 pixels for thumbs and 640 pixels for the browse image.
- When you upload pictures to TheBeachcats.com photo album, keep in mind that this is not meant to be secure lifetime storage for your pictures. If you have pictures that are important to you, be sure and make local copies and back them up yourself. Otherwise a server or software failure could cause you to lose images.