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Images display size on web. Why is it like that?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by gilo9652, May 4, 2015.

  1. gilo9652

    gilo9652 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 10, 2015
    Some pictures are displayed here in 500px like this one that shot with the em1:


    And some are displayed bigger like this one shot with d810:


    What is the reason for it? Is it just 16:9 vs. 4:3 that can changed in the camera settings or something that related more to the sensor capabilities?
    I have an em5ii and would like my pics to be presented also in the bigger, more impressive way like in the second link.

    Thank you for the answers,

  2. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    500px changed their site recently and I cannot figure out how to create the Embed links anymore. They're also adding their watermarks to my previously embedded pictures now, e.g. https://www.mu-43.com/threads/40226/page-6#post-723407

    The current size of those embedded pix is 900x675; I thought they were larger originally.

  3. gilo9652

    gilo9652 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 10, 2015
    Is there a connection to the camera?

    I usually see only full frames having large impressive display of the images on this website(and I'm not talking necessarily about panoramas but ordinary frames)
  4. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    I'm not entirely sure what you mean given that the first is 3.15mp and the second is 2.25mp, the m4/3 image is thus 50% higher mp.

    They store all their images as 2048px maximum width, the 16:9 would be at a disadvantage in terms of total size for your example. I'm unsure what you mean by displayed bigger however, this would depend entirely on your screen resolution and the browser you're using (how it handles scaling to display the higher resolution image on a lower resolution screen).
  5. Jfrader

    Jfrader Guest

    It appears that the site is displaying the shorter side the same in both images. The difference is in the longer side and is due to original format or cropping of the image to make it that way. Try changing the format to 16:9 for an image and posting to see if that displays more to your expectations. You could also simply crop an image to get the wider aspect ratio and try that. I think the only difference between the two is the different aspect.
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