LF photography is largely unknown to the public. To show a LF photo in Internet would require to upload at least a 50-100 MB file, if some jpeg compression is applied. Many just upload a small jpeg, maybe up to 1000pix in width. Is there a better way than this?
1. I just started to include some "photo details" for most of the photos on my web page. The advantage is that the resulting jpeg is small and it is my choice which part(s) of the image get included. Examples: example 1, example 2. The disadvantage is that many or at least some people do not realize that the photo details are not standalone photos, but details from a master photo. Many also do not realize, what they see is not 1:1, but a notably downsampled portion of a photo.
2. It is possible to use a Flash driven tool such as Zoomify. It allows to zoom in a photo, possibly giving someone a chance to download the whole file. I am sure that this problem can be easily circumvented in order to allow the zooming only for selected parts of the photos.
3. Custom Flash solution. A few days of my life invested in Adobe Flash and I have something that I can use. I was contemplating a Flash movie, in which the complete photo is shown, and then the camera travels across the photo at somewhat increased (possibly variable) zoom factor. This would probably be somewhat bandwidth consuming and, in general, I would prefer, my web site stays Flash-free.
Any other options? I do not see a direct link between the fancyness of web presentations and photos sold (also because monitor calibration is not widely applied). My web serves (currently) as a reference to people that saw the actual prints. Nevertheless, it would be nice to accentuate the technical and other qualities of LF photography. E.g. my photos were often designed to show several concurrently evolving events, showing a degree of dependance that I would like to emphasize. I realize that a bit more textual description would help clarify things, but still, a good visual presentation is worth a thousand words.
For those who do not understand the question: How to effeciently show a LF photo that when shown in 600pix width is hard to view because people in it got reduced to a few pixels. And at the same time to avoid uploading a larger file that could get "borrowed" by someone else. Any ideas?