optimizing photos

i am working on optimizing the photos for faster loading of both pages and photos. i'm working on limiting size to 640 x whatever, and a max size of 100KB for an image. i've read that 30KB is ideal for loading (even on a 28.8 modem connection). this project will take time as i'd like to optimize the images from the source images, for the best picture. to help with the current load time i will be taking some photo galleries off line starting today. i'll post updates on which photo galleries have been optimized.

currently the only gallery optimized is Yosemite 2003 under New Additions.