Original, full-resolution images direct from your camera are often far too big to use in a website. BDP automatically re-processes all images to ensure that they are the right size, both in terms of pixel dimensions and file size. However huge files take a long time to upload and it is recommended that you re-size all images to 2000 pixels on the longest side. You can use a software application like Adobe Photoshop Elements to do this or use a free online tool such as http://www.picresize.com/.
The speed of image upload will depend on the quality of the internet connection. Typically broadband upload speeds are much slower than download speeds, running at a maximum of 512kb/sec. XDSL, satellite or a leased line solution may be available which is significantly faster.