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View Full Version : Good integrated image gallery solutions please



alex57
05-31-2009, 08:35 PM
Hello,

I want to have an image gallery on my web site but am wondering the best way to do it. If i have say 20 thumbnails on one page it loads slowly even though the file sizes are only 60kb (roughly).

Has anyone got a solution which allows the quick loading of thumbnails and a good looking gallery or any ideas on how to show photos well.

This is what I currently have: http://www.thinkbackpacking.com/Photography/Australia.php

Maybe my web host is slow and that is why I feel what I have is not so good.

Thanks.

bazz
05-31-2009, 11:34 PM
I don't see anything wrong with the gallery software. I use it all the time and it is well proven everywhere else too.

The only thing I did notice is that your thumbnails are too big. if they are 150px x 120px they shouldn't really be any more than 15kb is soze. Yours show as being images of 700px x 525px and 191kb in size.

bazz

oesxyl
05-31-2009, 11:57 PM
as bazz said, your images are to big, over all you have 1562977 bytes in images

http://analyze.websiteoptimization.com/

for example for Sydney4.jpg, if you scale it to 150px to 120px and remove exif info go from it, size will jump from 300921 bytes to 7426 bytes, :)

best regards

alex57
06-01-2009, 07:36 PM
Thanks for the great link for speed diagnostics.

oesxyl. What is the exif info?? How do you remove it?

Also due to the nature of the gallery I have, it is best to scale the image down in physical size for the thumbnail, but I want the images when clicked to display as much bigger. Although the thumbnail is displayed, in reality it is the same size in bytes as the thumbnail. Would removing the exif info provide a suitable solution?

Thanks for the help.

oesxyl
06-01-2009, 07:50 PM
Thanks for the great link for speed diagnostics.

oesxyl. What is the exif info?? How do you remove it?
there is a section in the picture where are stored information about picture, like what camera was used to do it, what lens, and so on. This is not realy necessary to reduce the size, is only few kb, but could help since you don't need that info later, :)
The big part of the picture size is removed when you scale the picture.
I use gimp to remove exif info but I guess you can find a tool to do that, :)


Also due to the nature of the gallery I have, it is best to scale the image down in physical size for the thumbnail, but I want the images when clicked to display as much bigger. Although the thumbnail is displayed, in reality it is the same size in bytes as the thumbnail. Would removing the exif info provide a suitable solution?

Thanks for the help.
you must find an alternative way to use both pictures, the thumbnail and the big one.

best regards



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