(Closed) Why apologize for "giant" photos?

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
2755 posts
Sugar bee

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
2496 posts
Buzzing bee

@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
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

the photos never look huge to me

Post # 6
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

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
5950 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

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
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
2268 posts
Buzzing bee

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
5399 posts
Bee Keeper

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
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve always thought about that. None of us care if the pictures are huge!

Post # 12
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I love seeing huge pictures because you can see the details better!

Post # 15
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
2544 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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.

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