Pixel size of photos on forums please

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My photos are a problem loading up. Is it because they are too many pixels. What is maximum size please guys. Thanks Brian Harris (RockyOne)
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Reply By: Ozi M - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 15:53

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 15:53
I find it easiest to email them to myself :)
I right click on the photo and then click on send to email, it then offers me the chance to select a size which seems to suit most forums.
Open the email, save to desktop, make post to forum, use add attachment button to browse to desktop and load.
Sounds complicated but works for me :)
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 17:14

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 17:14
Ozi M has the quickest way of producing appropriate file sizes. However don't just stick them on the desktop. Save them in a suitably named "Small photos" folder (I call them directories) on the hard disk. That way the desktop doesn't get untidy and overcrowded. Emailing is excellent.

All our photos ranging back to the scanned ones from the 70's are on a 2 x 4TB external drives, main plus backup, in a structured folder system and named so that you can find any one with minimal thought and stuffing around. The small versions sit under each folder and named as suggested above. Picassa also produces a small file size very easily.

Just as I hate a crowded cabin in the car so do I hate a messy and untidy computer.

Another way. This is a bit tedious but if you can't produce smaller files then upload them to Photobucket and then just use the URL to the photo in Photobucket. It's the direct address or Direct URL in the photos properties.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 17:55

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 17:55
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As pointed out in another post , no need to resize photos for uploading to ExplorOz, unless maybe you have a very slow internet speed. Still not sure what OziM's problem is as the details provided are sketchy. Anyway...

Emailing photos to yourself sounds like a good quick fix if you are only doing a small number of pictures and not very often, but otherwise it would be laborious. Just use a photo editing program to resize.

The one that comes free with Windows does it (name alludes me). I often use Irfanview...free and you can batch convert/resize any number of pictures while having a few beers and watching the Dockers get beaten on TV. Easy.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 18:16

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 18:16
Hi Greg

In theory that is what David said should happen, but in reality it does not work for me. It does work for me on older photos that are up to 7 meg in size, but over that it is a complete waste of time and will never work.

Most of my images are between 17 and 20 meg in file size, yes they upload, but there is always an error message. I use Picasa, downsize to 2200 pixels and then upload them that way with no problems, with a nice big image that works a treat.

It's is the same as many of members that downsize to a complete joke and when you go to look at the image, find out it is the size of a useless postage stamp.


So if any member is going to upload images into Blogs, Places or general posts, make your your images are no less than 2000 pixels.




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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 18:33

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 18:33
No worries - 20Mb - by jingoes - I am still living in the dark ages and my pictures are generally no bigger than 8Mb...so have never had a problem. . Could be OziM's problem (i.e images over 7 or 8 Mb), but until he replies we will never know.


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Follow Up By: Ozi M - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 19:25

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 19:25
Yes, it would clutter up my desktop but I delete them once they are attached and posted.

It is a method I have used for some years now on various forums and back then it was necessary.

I have never tried posting full size files I was not aware that some forums auto size, some other places still require a reduction in size.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 10:03

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 10:03
20 Meg jpeg files Stephen. Wow. Or are they raw files?
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 10:14

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 10:14
Hi Bonz

That is on the best quality setting and not RAW. I would hate to think what size they would be if RAW.



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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:58

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:58
What sort of camera Stephen and what megapixel? Theyre huge jpegs!
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, May 23, 2016 at 13:53

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 13:53
Hi Bonz

It is a Nikon D7200 and is a 24 megapixel camera, so now you can see why the file size is large. From memory my old D7000 was 16 megapixel and even they would not upload, again the file size was too large.



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Reply By: The Explorer - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 16:23

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 16:23
Hello

I dont think there is a maximum size - my understanding is that any image is modified (if needed) by the "Exploroz computer" once uploaded. In the past 800 x 800 pixels (maximum) was recommended but I dont this is relevant anymore, as I note some recent pictures are bigger than this.

In any event the ExplorOz computer would modify any oversized ones anyway.....so

If you continue to have a "problem" you may need to provide some additional information on what you are doing (e.g. uploading direct or linking to URL?) and what the actual "problem" is (not loading, slow loading etc etc???).

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Reply By: TomH - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 19:06

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 19:06
You can if they are on a HDD just right click on one and it will open in Paint or whatever program you set by default and you can resize it.
In Paint either by a % or by number of pixels
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian H16 - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 08:57

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 08:57
Our computers are all Macs so some other Apple members have given me some clues. There are a thousand ways to do it, no doubt, without me going back into Photo Shop or Lightroom. Thanks and have fun out there TomH
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 12:46

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 12:46
Hi Brian

That is dead easy, as I use a Mac. Get the free Picasa programme and you can do it all in there, rather than changing your originals in Photos.


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Follow Up By: Member - Brian H16 - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 14:50

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 14:50
Thanks Stephen.Looks like that is the go for me. Will load it up in next few minutes. I had something that worked years ago so look forward to look forward to sending my pix to Jenny Craig ;-)
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 00:08

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 00:08
I find the easiest way to resize in batches to your chosen size is Easy Thumbnails by Fookes Software. Irfanview as aforementioned is another freebie. I still resize for forums.
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Reply By: Gary T7 - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 12:13

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 12:13
I open my pictures in office 2007 picture manager. click on picture in menu at the top, go down to resize. now on the right of picture you should have resize options.
Go for it and save wherever you want.To easy

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 21:36

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 21:36
MS Picture Manager is my choice for resizing just one or two at a time, and well as minor light and shade adjustments. Auto brightness or a manual brightness adjustment can to wonders to a photo taken on a dull day - instant sunshine :).
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, May 23, 2016 at 08:13

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 08:13
Agree with MH about Picture Manager.

I've got a number of old B&W photos, some going back 100 years or so(no, I didn't take them!) and a tap on Auto Brightness does wonders for their clarity, and brightness. In the hands of someone more knowledgeable and patient than I would bring out very pleasing results.

Have used the resizing feature too, but on EO I just whack 'em on as is and let the thingy do the resizing.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, May 23, 2016 at 08:56

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 08:56
For those who want, and don't already have the easy to use MS Picture Manager, it not only resizes, it crops to set shapes or as you choose dimensions with your mouse, adjusts contrast, colour and has several auto adjustments.

BUT it has been discontinued as I discovered after my computer dies a few weeks ago and I was setting up on a new one. Our daughter searched, and found a way of getting it. Hooray, I can work with my photos again as I like to - quickly and easily.


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