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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
PostPosted: Aug Sat 10, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Pictures taken on my camera are typically 36" by 24" regardless of the actual field of view. I use Photoshop to reduce them to about 6" at 100 pixels/inch resolution on the long side which is excellent viewing on a computer. Anything over 75 pixels/inch is adequate for viewing on a monitor. I frequently 'crop' the pictures to remove extraneous stuff in the field so it focuses on what I am wanting to display.
When preparing a post, I drop down to the image section and hit browse. I go to the appropriate directory on my "C" Drive to select a picture and click on add picture. I do it for all pictures I wish to display in the post and upload the post. I haven't had to go to a picture hosting site in years since I found can upload pix directly from my HDD. All the pix you see in my posts are straight from my HDD to the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
PostPosted: Aug Sat 10, 2013 2:17 pm 
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Yes, the "attachment" feature was added when the forum software was upgraded in order to avoid having to use a third party image hosting site. The main advantage is that the pictures stay on the forum and are not dependent on the third party hosting site or the user of that site.

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
PostPosted: Aug Sat 10, 2013 7:10 pm 
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I agree, the pictures should stay on the forum.
If you need to look back on a topic and photos were hosted by a third party they may have been removed, so there's no way of knowing what they were describing, It's frustrating.

What I'm wondering is.........whats the limit on posting attachments per member?
Is there such a limit?

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
PostPosted: Aug Sun 11, 2013 12:54 am 
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I've never heard of a limit on posting pictures, per member. I remember there was some discussion about a limitation on the number that could be U/L per post, but I've personally loaded somewhere around 10 or so in a FS ad awhile back.

The way I'll do it is to take the pic, hook the camera up to the PC, open Photoshop, crop the subject, and reduce the size to around 60% more or less.
Then I'll check to make sure the size is less than 800 pixels per side.
I'll U/L to my post, and finally erase the pic from the camera, unless it's something I want to save in my Radio's file.

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
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Thanks fifties, I was just curious, I been on other forums that had a cap on the number of attachments, we used mostly photobucket.

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
PostPosted: Aug Thu 22, 2013 11:54 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
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i take a photo, open it up in paint, resize, save, repeat until it becomes down around 150 KB, down from about 6mb.

works every time.

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
PostPosted: Dec Sat 21, 2013 9:57 pm 
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Looks a lot like the corner of a Philco 630 chairside. :wink:

Like Steve says, multiple saves will often reduce the file size with a jpg. Depending on your program you might need to do something to the photo each time to get it to actually initiate a new save. Many programs are set up to automatically compress a jpg when saving. So each save means further compression. You can go as far as you like before the pic starts degrading.

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
PostPosted: Dec Sat 21, 2013 10:23 pm 
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my camera is set to 14 megapixels for a 3:2 ratio. i exclusively develop 4x6 pics and this setting eliminates all the PITA cropping.

at this setting, my pics are generally 4-6 MB.

i will open it up in paint and then go to resize. my first attempt is to resize it down to 20% by typing in 20 in the first box and 20 automatically enters in the other little box as well for both width and height.

i hit save, check the properties of the pic and if it is around 150-180 kb, i know it will work on the forum.

i also do this to email pics so my friends who do not have insanely fast internet can see them immediately, instead of minutes, or not at all.

can we imagine trying to see a 5 mb photo over dialup or the bottom speed of dsl these days ?

hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
PostPosted: Dec Sat 21, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Dutch Rabbit wrote:

i will open it up in paint and then go to resize.

I believe that if you look at the bottom of the screen when in paint, it will display the size of the pic. Alternatively, when highlighting it's icon in a folder, the prompt will display the size. Mine is usually 1600 x 1200 pixels, so I know that all I have to do is re-size it 50%, to 800 x 600, to be accepted by the forums S/W.

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
PostPosted: Dec Sun 22, 2013 2:31 am 
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I believe that if you look at the bottom of the screen when in paint, it will display the size of the pic

well fifties, it is about time you start quoting me. i've missed it.

i have not noticed but will check next time. if it does, i won't have to keep checking the properties of the pic when if is displayed.

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
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Dutch Rabbit wrote:
well fifties, it is about time you start quoting me.

You have "arrived", bwahahahahahahaha!!

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
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i'm happy now.

i've missed ya.

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
PostPosted: Dec Mon 23, 2013 1:18 am 
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I believe that if you look at the bottom of the screen when in paint, it will display the size of the pic.

yes it does.

after you "resize" do "file save" and then it will display the file size (mb, kb, etc) at the bottom

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
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Lets see if this works, Vant.

Image

Yep. Your mistake was linking to the page where the picture appears and not to the picture itself.

For the pic on Flickr (I'm not very familiar with them) I right clicked on top of the photo on the page. A thing comes up to select various sizes of pictures. I clicked the Medium 640. Then I right clicked on top of that. My browser offers "View Image" as an option at that point. And up comes the image alone, no 'page' stuff to go with it. The URL will end in .jpg and that way you know you're on the actual picture and not a page.

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
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I must be doing something wrong!

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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
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This was just a test. Looks like I need to play around a little bit with the file size (kb).
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 Post subject: Re: Uploading photos to a post
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post is edited to remove the link

unlikely this will work, but I'll try anyway.


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