When pictures are embedded in reviews, what length + width is best?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Looking for opinions.

The following reviews offer examples (all sizes are in pixels) ~

< 240 x 320:
Antipova's Hardware coupling hex nuts review

240 x 320:
Pleasure Piratess' Conqueror Review (this review has multiple sizes, but there are two instances of 240 x 320)

375 x 500:
P'Gell's Triple orgasm french kiss review (mostly horizontal)

My Tentacle review (mostly vertical, a few are slightly smaller than 375 x 500)

Variable length, fixed width of 600:
Vaccinium's Luvin lamb - white review (the vertical picture at the bottom is 600 x 400)

Variable length, fixed width of 640:
Miss Nessa's Lockable sex toy case review

If you come across more examples, please link them in the comments.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
< 240 x 320 pixels
240 x 320 pixels
375 x 500 pixels
Wild Orchid , sarki , ily , Bignuf , KinkyKrissy , Shellz31 , Kallisto , tA , VampKitty
9
400 x 600 pixels
MaryExy
1
480 x 640 pixels
Misfit Momma , MaryExy , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Lummox , badk1tty
5
600 x 800 pixels
I prefer no pictures in reviews
Other
darthkitt3n , unfulfilled , zwee75
3
Total votes: 18 (17 voters)
Poll is closed
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Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
I guess I like the ones that take up the entire width the best, but they all add quite a bit to the reviews!
07/09/2011
Wild Orchid Wild Orchid
Horizontal pictures are best IMHO unless you're doing the review on your blog and have control over the HTML. Then vertical pictures alongside the text can be better. The resolution and quality of the picture is still the most important - it's better to give a smaller, but sharper photo than post a blurry pic (unless you're going for artistic not descriptive).
07/10/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
Quote:
Originally posted by Wild Orchid
Horizontal pictures are best IMHO unless you're doing the review on your blog and have control over the HTML. Then vertical pictures alongside the text can be better. The resolution and quality of the picture is still the most important - ... More
This. When the text can't fill the missing space on a picture line, I like horizontal best, especially the ones that take up the entire width of the page. Still, though, resolution is everything.
07/10/2011
sarki sarki
375 x 500
I want to see the toy in the pictures but the bigger ones swamp out the review and take over too much
07/10/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I don't really care what size the image is, as long as it's not too big to fit on my screen. I absolutely hate having to scroll down to see the rest of a picture.
07/12/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
That's a great question. I struggle with this sometimes. Especially as everyone's viewing the site at different screen sizes and resolutions.
07/12/2011
KinkyKrissy KinkyKrissy
I am working on inserting pictures in my review for the first time. to do so, you do ]img|image link] (with the ] going the right way)
is this right? and how do you control the size then?
07/12/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Looking for opinions.

The following reviews offer examples (all sizes are in pixels) ~

< 240 x 320:
Antipova's Hardware coupling hex nuts review

240 x 320:
Pleasure Piratess' Conqueror Review (this review has ... More
375x500. Good resolution and good enough size to see what you are looking at with detail.
07/12/2011
KinkyKrissy KinkyKrissy
I figured out how to post pictures, but they're huge. Where/how do you change the size?
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by KinkyKrissy
I figured out how to post pictures, but they're huge. Where/how do you change the size?
You need to change the size on your computer before uploading them.
07/13/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I like to see some pictures within a review - not a little review within a photo albumn!
Some images aren't clear at all and the larger they are, the worse. I want to see some details within the photo, but I don't want it to take over the whole review.
07/14/2011
Philia Philia
Thank you for asking this! I'm looking into how to use pictures and this thread is really helpful!
12/07/2011
badk1tty badk1tty
I tend to like the typical 480x640 of most forums.
12/08/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
It doesn't matter to me the size as long as I'm able to see it. Different items are different sizes so they'd have to be adjusted accordingly.
01/15/2012
zwee75 zwee75
I try to double up images side by side when it's appropriate. Max width 600px seems to work. And I wouldn't go deeper than 400px. Usually try to keep that around 300px. People's monitors differ so much and 500px high images can take up a lot of real estate.
01/15/2012
Total posts: 16
Unique posters: 14