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Having a problem with picture size

New postby 4thdimension » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:11 pm

I've been having little luck posting pictures lately. No matter how small I make them (down to 50 Kb ) I still get an error message stating they are too big and must be under 300Kb. Any idea as to what is causing this or what I may be doing wrong?
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Re: Having a problem with picture size

New postby Stephan » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:19 pm

Have a look at the picture size
I think they have to be less than 800 pixles wide and less than 600 pixles high
Check also what resolution you have.
Higher resolution will reduce the size you can use.
Most of the pictures I have posted vary between 150kb to 250 kb
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Re: Having a problem with picture size

New postby Glyn Meredith » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:23 pm

4thdimension wrote:I've been having little luck posting pictures lately. No matter how small I make them (down to 50 Kb ) I still get an error message stating they are too big and must be under 300Kb. Any idea as to what is causing this or what I may be doing wrong?
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Just posted this one, Cort ... 110Kb. If you are sure of the file size, I can't suggest anything except you send the pic(s) to me and I'll take a look.

Actual dimensions are not so important these days because we use a thumbnail function. Try to keep your pics under 1100 pixels either way.

Niello1.jpg
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Re: Having a problem with picture size

New postby 4thdimension » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:05 am

Still no luck. I tried loading a 128 Kb pic and got the same "file too big message". I tried loading the same to the NAWCC practice area and it loaded easily and confirmed the file size.
http://mb.nawcc.org/forumdisplay.php?f=28
Added to this is the mystery that I can load pics here that started on a scanner instead of my camera. I am puzzled because I used to have no difficulty with my pics here :oops:
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Re: Having a problem with picture size

New postby Glyn Meredith » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:57 am

Here it is, taken from the link that you showed, Cort:

DSCN2294.jpg


Your pic is 1000 x 700 pix, so it's (theoretically) too big in dimensions for this message board, but ever since we have started using the thumbnail function, pics larger than the rules allow seem to be no problem.

[Update ...The limits on this message board are now set to 1100 x 1100, mainly to allow for A4 scans]
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Re: Having a problem with picture size

New postby Glyn Meredith » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:13 am

Cort, could you try again to upload that pic. Sorry for any inconvenience ... :cry:
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Re: Having a problem with picture size

New postby 4thdimension » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:23 pm

Still no luck Glyn. My computer says the pic is 700 pxls width and 525 height and the total is 131.6 Kbs.. It must be my computer . I will ask my son to fix it up :D
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Re: Having a problem with picture size

New postby Glyn Meredith » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:31 am

Not just for you, Cort, but everyone, please note that the resolution of on-line pics does not need to be higher than 72 pix per inch. For reasonable quality prints we would need at least 200 dpi but then the file size for the same pic would be much higher.

My guess is that the resolution of your pic is too high, Cort. Any half-serious photo-editing software will tell you all the dimensions of your pic, including file size and resolution.

If you don't have Photoshop, try one of the on-line editors, such as FotoFlexer or Picnik.
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Re: Having a problem with picture size

New postby Stephan » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:20 am

"Irfrane View" is Freeware and has a pretty good resize function which tells you all you need to know.
It works with most of the popular file types but is very good with JPG files which is what I use.

http://www.irfanview.net/
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