Adapt for mobile
Ensure your photos look their best on any device with these considerations
Make sure your photos look their best on any device
While there are more ways to get our images seen by a wide audience today, this ease of access to display resources has resulted in great competition. Most photographers put their images online, so the consumption of content is enormous. A quality user experience is vital for leaving a lasting impression on a viewer, encouraging them to look for your work, rather than moving on to the next photographer. A huge proportion of web content is viewed on mobile devices, which can be problematic for website design. Before we even consider that aspect however, we have to recognise and address the difficulty of variable image display parameters, adjusting file treatment accordingly. In many cases it may be advantageous to produce two versions of each image destined for online exhibition – one for desktop viewing and one for mobile. In this guide we explore the key aspects to consider when preparing work for a portfolio.
The latest digital cameras are capable of outputting images with native file dimensions of 16x12in and above at 300ppi. While exceptional for printed images, the file sizes often result in slow mobile operation. Down-size your files before uploading them to speedup browsing on mobile devices.