If you read this I really would like your comments on the quality of the photographs which are being stored on the WordPress Server rather than my usual Flickr versions
Over the past couple of weeks or so I have been picking up rumours on the web that Flickr as a service may well be terminated since it’s sale to Verizon by Yahoo. I sincerely hope not as I host all of my blog photographs on Flickr. In fact for me it would be a downright disaster as there would be so many broken links on Say It With A Camera, making it almost unreadable.
I was never happy with the way WordPress handled my photographs and the let’s face it the 3GB limit is measly in comparison to the 1TB that Flickr allow. I know, I know, some of you will be saying “what do you expect from a free service?” But here’s the thing. The ideal size for a photograph on my current theme is 994 pixels wide on the longest edge, and ideally you should keep the file size to between 60 and 150kb, whereas when I use Flickr my file size is 2048 pixels on the longest edge. Now that doesn’t really matter as WordPress will display the Flickr photograph at 994 pixels, but click on it and you will see the larger size photograph in all it’s glory.
Also for convenience when I write my blog, I do so of-line using Windows Live Writer and the very excellent Flickr plugin from Tim Heuer. WLW allows me to write my blog in slow time, I can save a copy on my hard drive as well. With the Flickr plugin I can embed photographs without worrying about resizing or positioning as it’s all taken care of in WLW.
So anyway as an experiment am going to use the WordPress Media storage option to try and see if it has become a better viable option for storing my blog photographs. You may have seen these photographs before, but this is just an experiment so bear with me. There won’t be too much of a write-up as this is about the quality and placement of the photographs
First up this wonderful bridge over the River Clyde in Glasgow
Followed by Rhyl Harbour with a sunset.
Now we have a Black and White of wind turbines off the coast of Prestatyn
What about this shot with a 300mm Olympus lens?
If you go to Berlin you can see one of the two Soviet War Memorials, this one was in the west when Berlin was a divided city.
Right, what else do we have? How about a nice sunset at Talacre Beach?
Finally let’s finish with another sunset, this time at
That’s it. I really would appreciate it if you could take the time to comment about the quality of the photographs after WordPress has done whatever it does to them.