★ 3.1 Million Pixels Are Heavy
To accommodate the iPhone and iPad, the magazine created a new cut size, up to 768×1024. But now they’ll have to consider adding at least another cut size, perhaps several. Some of this work can be automated, sure, but in many cases, adding new sizes means adding new crops, and that’s necessarily manual editorial work. So the growing variety and size of screen resolutions means more work, more disk space, more database management.