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Re: How To Post Photos & Where To Store Them

Postby Harlen » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:21 pm

Hi Eric, and thanks in advance for your help with this. I have a problem with changing the image size to fit the limit of 2.0 mb. Sometimes I have managed to get the photos in, other times it has been hopeless. Most of our photos are in the Picasa site, and have been slightly modified- generally only cropping and shading effects. Might you know how to adapt the images to fit the reqs.? All the best, Harlen.



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Re: How To Post Photos & Where To Store Them

Postby Dave_Ayers » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:33 pm

Lots of software can do that. I use Irfanview which is free. Ctrl-R brings up the resize/resample menu. Setting the picture height to 1200 pixels with the 'preserve aspect ratio' checked will fit your picture into a 1080p max size. That should get it well below 2MB and is about the best most monitors can display anyways so little if anything is lost for computer viewing.
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Re: How To Post Photos & Where To Store Them

Postby markskor » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:37 pm

Don't use Picasa...use Photobucket...but -
With your already edited/cropped picture wide open on the screen - right click on it - Open... (left click the rest) with Paint.
(Top left) Click on lil Resize box - click on Pixels...(type in 1000 for the largest dimension)...click OK.
Top left - File - Save as to Pictures or to Desktop on your computer...Save.
You can then post the desired photo directly using Upload Attachments/ Insert Photos (bar under your response) from your computer.
Follow forum directions...Choose File...click on picture to select...Add the File...Place in Line.
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Re: How To Post Photos & Where To Store Them

Postby ERIC » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:25 am

From PM:

Harlen wrote:Hi Eric,

I am still enjoying my "honeymoon period" with your Topix website. I wonder though, if you could assist me again with photos? When I try to include photos to posts I usually am told that they exceed the 2.0 limit. Sometimes if I persevere, I manage to get them in, but I sure would like to save the time struggling at it. My pictures are generally stored on the photo site "Picasa"- might this be part of the problem? I often use that "poor man's photoshop" to effect slight improvements in cropping, and by deepening shadows, though I try to avoid the unrealism caused by adding "saturation," or other such changes.
What can I try to more easily add a photo? Thanks in advance Eric, and there is no hurry- respond when you've got the time. Harlen.


Hi Harlen -

I think the advice given by markskor and Dave_Ayers above (as well as other advice in this thread) answers your questions. Unfortunately Picasa/Google make it very difficult (intentionally) to "hotlink" your photos on forums like this (i.e. using the Img or rimg BBCodes). You could use an alternative service like PhotoBucket or Flikr, or, resize using Irfanview, MS Paint, etc. and then upload here. I know the disclaimer says 2MB is the limit but it's actually 2.5MB.

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