images larger than 2400px?
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Curious if anyone is exporting images for the web at a size larger than ~2400px. Particularly for your personal portfolio or a photography site. Sites like these aren't for the masses so a user is less likely to notice the higher download time.
With Retina displays getting better every year, seems like it would be benefit us to use larger images to make the work really shine?
I do for my own portfolio. TBH, I don't think it matters with modern internet connections, anywmore.
After all, your target audience isn't granny running a 486, 800x600 on 14.4 dial-up.
- Hell, even 4G/LTE is faster than some connections I've been on in recent years.Continuity
- *non-mobile connections, I mean.Continuity
- Haha agreed. How high do you go for your portfolio?mtgentry
- If it's landscape and 16:9, then it's 3840, optimised as much as possible.Continuity
- Well, not optimised to the point the artwork is chunky.Continuity
Sometimes for extra crispy look. Mostly when responsive images are user or there is some kind of front-end solution to optimise and create smaller versions for users who don´t need large versions.
1920px on client sites, generally. I have 2560px images as the larger loading images on my site.
2560px width for all full-screen images. Then use https://tinypng.com to compress all of your JPGs and PNGs.
last site i made used 1440p for backgrounds (2560 x 1440)
does safari/ ios still have a limitation of 2^24 pixels per image (effectively limited < 5k)? i've run in to that a few times over the years.