LOL - Like Seilerbird I started way before "megapixels" was a thing - LOL. There weren't even image storage standards, hence proprietary formats. Lot's of companies thought they would "win" by "capturing" the industry format - none of the "proprietary" standards ended up being a thing.My first digital camera was a Sony DSC-505. 2.1MP but took great photos due to the glass optics. Since it was heavy and usually only hauled out for special occaisions, the next one was a Sony W30. It was an impulse purchase at a Best Buy near the beginning of a motorcycle trip. 6MP
Same here. The default resolution I get is 4000x3000 for around a 3MB file size. I am usually posting stuff on a Mac. The Preview app lets me open several photos at once, then select all and downsize in a single click to 15% (640x480) for most things, 20% (800x600) where extra detail is needed. I kind of like having the higher-res originals, as I do have to go back from time to time and zoom in to read some small print or other tiny detail likely to get blurred by downsizing.My biggest issue today is not being able to shoot native photos on my phone in 1280 X 1024. 5mb images are basically useless to me 95% of the time. I spend to much time reducing resolution for forum posts, blogs and eMail.
Most forum software takes care of the resolution on the fly these days but not all.I never reduce an image for posting on the net. I too went through every version of Windows starting with DOS and then got Windows 2.1 in 87, 3.1, 95, 98, NT, 2000, and a bunch of others. Almost everyone except Bob. I can't remember how many times I upgraded. I remember when Pentium chips were the new king.
I've gone with the slightly lighter file size, as my usual audience is people viewing content on a cell phone, even the old people. In my family, I'm kind of the odd duck preferring a desktop or laptop with a big monitor. Viewing on my phone is a last resort, for waiting at a restaurant or doctor's office for example"15% (640x480) for most things, 20% (800x600) where extra detail is needed."
I do 1280 X 1024 because that is pretty much the standard resolution for home PCs and laptops these days.