Post # 1
Here’s something I really don’t get about Weddingbee: why do people always apologize for posting photos that come out kind of big? Is it because a big photo looks even huger when you’ve just uploaded it in the posting form? Is it because of concerns over some people’s internet being too slow to load them at a decent speed?
Everywhere I’ve used Weddingbee (and that’s a lot of places– I’m addicted lol) all the pictures always come out fine, even large ones. I like seeing large pictures– it’s easier to see detail of rings or dresses or whatever that way.
Anyone know why we bees are always apologizing for having overly “huge” pics?
Post # 3
The box we type entries/responses into is pretty small, so when our uploaded photos post into that they look GINORMOUS and I think that’s why people tend to apologize – I know I have a couple of times.
I don’t really think it’s that big of a deal. *shrug* And yeah, some of us are relics of the days when internet was so slow that large photos made a difference. I’ll never forget leaving the room to go make a snack or change laundry while I waited for a webpage to load. Ha!
Post # 4
@Creiddylad: I don’t get it either. It seems that the width of a photo is fixed to the width of the text space, so “huge” pictures aren’t actually huge to me.
If it’s such an issue, I don’t get why Bees haven’t figured out that they should take their ring/dress photos in landscape orientation rather than in portrait orientation! Plus, it probably helps that I know basic HTML and can resize (online) photos that way.
Post # 5
the photos never look huge to me
Post # 6
I think people keep being surprised at how big they are, though they all look about the same size to me (apologized-for vs. not-apologized-for.) They don’t look that large on my screen… around the typical facebook size, I guess. Maybe other people have lower resolutions and they loom ginormous on their screens? Or, maybe they’re just expecting it to be in proportion to the text size on here (which I do find is a little on the small side, but don’t really mind). Maybe some bees are like all zoomed in on the bee, to see the text well, and everything is going fine and then blam! A massive photo that doesn’t even fit on their screen, and embarrassingly, they’re the one who uploaded it?
…and I agree with you, I don’t believe I’ve met a photo I deem “too big.” Sure as heck beats squinting at a tiny pixelated blur and wondering what exactly you’re looking at…
Post # 7
I dont know…probably because its like the screen is yelling at your brain, “CAAKKKKKE!” or “RIINNGGGG”…its like my secretary, who is by all accounts legally blind and should not even drive a car, we got her this HUGE monitor so she could see…and if I happen to have to help her figure something out at her workstation, it’s so enormous that I almost panic inside trying to look at it….maybe it feels like that, which should be apologized for, because it’s unsettling in a way.
Post # 8
I wondered the same thing! Maybe it’s just a strange ettiquette thing, like “I’m sorry my picture is so massive you have to navigate around it to see the other posts.” A monsterous inconvenience, I’m sure!? I’m thinking some ladies believe it’s polite to announce the obvious.
Post # 9
Lol, it’s funny you menton this bc I was just thinking about this. I actually prefer big pics so I can see the ring or whatever it is they are posting.
Post # 10
Yeah I don’t get it either. I find it more annoying to read “sorry for the huge picture!” 20 times a day lol.
Post # 11
I’ve always thought about that. None of us care if the pictures are huge!
Post # 12
I wasn’t sure either, but I always read people apologizing for big pic so I was afraid to post pictures because they come out big and did to know if it was rude? Haha silly thinking.
Post # 13
It’s probably more for people who’s browsers load slow, or have slow internet. Sadly, some [few, but still!] still run off dialup which takes ages to load 1 single picture!
Post # 14
I love seeing huge pictures because you can see the details better!
Post # 15
Personally… if I post a photo and it comes out extremely large. I feel like I am being obnoxious somehow, especially if it is a picture of my face. Like, “BAM! Here is my big fat face taking up your whole monitor!”.
It is funny because I do not feel that way about other people, just myself. Which is why I apologize sometimes….
Post # 16
Sometimes I feel bad for uploading a big picture because there are people who have slow internet and it takes forever to load.
My FI’s parents don’t have dial-up; they have AT&T cable internet, but they pay for the less expensive package and they only get about 2 kbps on a GOOD day. If someone else in their house is trying to watch a youtube video, you can forget loading any kind of images.