Technical jargon can be confusing, so I put together this short post to explain the difference between Low and High-Resolution images.
First, take a look at the following images.
Hard to tell the difference?
When images are small on a computer screen, a low-res and high-res image look pretty similar.
But not when you start zooming in.
Take a look at the difference now, when it comes to fine detail:
As you can tell, a high-res image has a lot more detail stored within. It's perfect if you need to crop in on the photo or print it out really big for a poster, flyer, etc.
When we shoot, we always send you the High-Resolution versions of your shots so that you can use them wherever you need.
But in order to make our website load faster, we only display Low-Res photos on it.
If we used high-res photos, the file sizes would be so large that you'd have to wait 5-10 seconds for each picture to load - and on a page with 20 images, that could take a while!
Hopefully this clears things up, but if you have further questions, feel free to leave a comment below.
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