Digital photos these days can be many, many megapixels, resulting in a many megabyte file size. Barnard's web platform won't allow such large files to be uploaded for two reasons:
For instructions on uploading and placing images in your page, see uploading media and files.
Image files should ideally be between 50 and 200 KB, and no wider than 800 pixels.
To make images web-friendly, we first resize them and then "optimize" them by saving them at settings that reduce the overall file size. There are several image editing tools available, including a couple of free online tools.
Tip: When saving, be sure to save your image with a new name in order to preserve the original image. We recommend using descriptive file names, especially if the original file name is something like dsc01536.jpg. This makes the files findable within the CMS.
This handy online tool offers the option to crop your image as well as resizing it.
The maximum image size to upload for Web Resizer is 5M.
There are other options for either cropping or specifying an image size on Web Resizer to adjust the dimension of the image.