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All about image quality, size and resolution

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April 20, 2019


1. Image resolution

All images that are larger than 1920 pixels, in width or height, before upload will be resized to 1920 pixels during upload. To avoid quality loss, we recommend that you upload images that are 1920 pixels or smaller. Note that images that are smaller than 1920 pixels, will not be resized. 
 



What about dpi?

Dpi (dots per inch) only matters when it comes to printing or scanning. Monitors don't have dots but pixels, so dpi value has no effect on the quality of an image viewed on a screen or uploaded online.

 

2. Image size

To upload an image in Portfoliobox, the file size cannot exceed 12Mb. The file size of an image is measured in kilobytes (K), megabytes (MB), or gigabytes (GB). The file size is affected by the pixel dimensions of the image and its format. Because of the varying compression methods used by GIF, JPEG and PNG formats, file sizes can vary considerably for the same pixel dimensions.

 

3. Image color profile

Before uploading your images to your Portfoliobox site, make sure their color profile is sRGB. If you are using Photoshop go to File > Save for Web. This will make sure that the images will be optimized for web browsers.

 

4. Image quality

The higher quality your images have, the heavier the files would be. When you have lots of big and heavy image files on your website, it will affect your page speed. You can speed up the loading of your website by slightly reducing your image quality. In Portfoliobox, you can adjust the image quality by clicking on the Cogwheel Icon > Settings > General > Website > Image Quality. The image quality scale is from -1 to 1. -1 is the lowest and 1 is the highest. You can try out different quality level to find the best option for your website.

 


 


 

Easily display your clients' testimonials on your website

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October 04, 2018

 

Easily display what your clients think about your work on your Portfoliobox website. Click NEW PAGE, choose SECTION PAGE and add a TESTIMONIAL section. 

 


Start adding your clients' testimonials by clicking ADD ITEM.

 

 


Apply the settings you like to the section. You can choose its width, the testimonials size and margins, as well as the padding you want for the section. 

A Little Trick to Add Internal Links

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September 20, 2017

There's a little trick that willl help you add an internal link into your website, meaning adding a link to an existing page of your site. Here, we want to add a link to the Team page into the Contact & Info page. The trick is to add the last part of the URL only — not the entire link. For the page delphinelinder.com/meet-the-team, we will add /meet-the-team. It's faster and you'll stay logged in when trying the link. Here is how you do: 

 


1. Start by selecting the text that you want to link to the page and click the link icon.

 

 

 

2. In the link popup window, under Link Info, in the field URL, add the last part of the page URL: /meet-the-team (the entire URL being www.delphinelinder.com/meet-the-team). Click OK.

 

 

3. You're done! The link is added, you can try it out without being logged out.

 

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5 Blogging Mistakes to Avoid

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August 24, 2017

One of the most common misconceptions about blogging is that it is an easy thing to do. After all, how hard could it be to write a few articles loosely related a topic that you are truly passionate about? It’s usually not until somebody sits down to write that they realise creating and managing a successful blog is not quite the walk in the park they assumed it to be.


In this article, we’ll cover why it’s important for your creative business to have a blog before addressing some of the most common blogging mistakes that can harm your chances of blogging success.

Why Write a Blog?

A well-written blog has the power to transform your creative business. Blogging is a powerful tool through which you can communicate and connect with your audience on a more personal level. 

 

You can effectively communicate the quirks of your personality and the admirable ideals of your company. Additionally, you can give readers an exclusive insight into the interesting happenings that go on behind the scenes of your day to day creative adventures and mishaps.  

 

What’s more is that the search engines love them. When blogging is done right, you can expect to see your website shoot right up the search engine rankings. This is wonderful because it conveniently provides you with more traffic to your site. More traffic means more business, no matter how obscure or enigmatic your creative tastes are!

 

So without further ado, let’s carefully examine the most common pitfalls that aspiring bloggers fall victim to and discover what we can do to avoid them.

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8 Best Apps for Photographers 2017

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August 09, 2017

With so many photography apps currently available, yet so few of them of pitched towards serious photographers, it can be tricky to work out which ones are worth installing. Check out our guide to the best photography apps and discover which ones are right for your shooting style.

 


 

Photography has never been more popular than it is right now, consequently there are plenty of apps catering for this market. The thing is though, most of these are designed for those taking snaps for social media, not shooting high quality images for demanding clients. Unsurprisingly then, the majority of photography apps available are geared towards making fairly average photos look more interesting by processing the living daylights out of them. 

 

There's nothing wrong with that of course, but if you're a serious photographer, another app full of dubious presets is unlikely to be of much interest. Surely there must be some apps out there that are designed to make life easier for pro- and semipro-level shooters? 

 

Indeed there are. But in reality, even among these, only a very few are likely to be of genuine use to the serious photographer. Take for example the crop of apps intended to help with location scouting, such as Panoramio, ShotHotspot, Spot a Spot, Map-a-Pic and Stuck on Earth. These all offer fairly similar resources, allowing you to search for a geographical location by means of overlays on Google Maps, then see what other photographers have shot there, and finally upload your own photos and location tips. 

 

Sure, it's often wise to check out a new location before you get there, especially if it's on the other side of the world. But a combination of Google Maps and a quick Flickr search already allows you to do this without the need to choke your smartphone with yet another app. 

 

What's more, after composition, use of light and people skills, it's details such as casting, props and location that set a good photographer apart from the competition. If you've found a great "secret" location, why would you want to share it with every other photographer on the planet? Conversely, what's the point of traveling half way around the world just to shoot the same view as everyone else?

 

Thankfully, though, not all apps available are quite so redundant. Given that we pretty much all walk around with smartphones now anyway, it makes little sense to carry unnecessary hardware if our phone can do these same tasks for us just as efficiently. To save you the hassle of sorting through all the dead wood and useless gimmicks, we've rounded up 8 of the best apps for professional photographers:

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8 books every creative should read

Tips & Tricks

July 26, 2017


Are the dog days of summer getting you down?  Do you feel like you’re in a slump lately when it comes to producing high quality materials? Is it time for an inspiration intervention? If this is you, then look no further than our article below where we describe eight art books every creative should have on their summer reading list.

 

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