Balancing file sizes vs quality

Does anyone have a file size limit for PDFs or images they load into Omeka? I'm thinking not of the uploading side of things, but the viewing/downloading at the user end. As the majority of our users will be part of the wider community, we believe we should be offering files of a size that they can download in a reasonable time frame. However, this means sacrificing quality to some extent. How have others addressed this issue?


There is not a unique answer. It depends on the types of documents you have. Paints, postcards, books, posters, maps... There is a different solution for each of them. For example, for maps and large images, try this addon:

Daniel Berthereau
Infodoc & Knowledge management