Wow! You guys post some huge pictures! Pictures that I use on websites are somewhere between 75-125k. Remember that there are still people in the world who don't use broadband. Having to wait 5 minutes for a huge picture to load can be really frustrating.
Yeah, you have to downsize your pictures that are high-res in your camera but it makes the internet world easier on everyone. There are programs that will do bulk reducing to save you time.
Anything over 72dpi is wasted on the internet, and most monitors won't show over 96dpi anyway so it is just bulk for nothing. And anything over 800x600 is usually considered too big to post on the web. I do most of my stuff at 640x480. Believe it or not, there are still people using that low setting on their monitors.
If you reduce your pictures accordingly, you'll save yourself time in uploading, save server space, keep from uploading data that is too much for most monitors to show, make the servers where you post the pictures load faster, and also help out people who still use dial-up.
But it is awful nice of Dallas to offer that space. Kudos to you, Dallas!
This is a 640x354 picture at 72dpi. The file size is 74.34kb.