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rjordan392 08-14-2008 07:35 AM

Posting Pictures
I copied the instructions for uploading pictures to the forum. But I learned that my pictures are limited to 100KB to be accepted on the forum. The pictures that are on file are 445 to about 455KB. The dimensions are 960 X 1280 if that means anything. Is there a way for me to downsize these pictures to 100KB.
This will help when I want to upload pictures again. The files are jpeg.

47_47 08-14-2008 08:58 AM

Most photo editing programs will compress the pictures to a smaller size. What I do is open the picture I want to compress and save it as the original title_c. This way you still have the original and a compressed version. Go to edit pictures and you should see an option to compress. Up load the compressed version.

rjordan392 08-14-2008 09:09 AM

I'll check it out.

Kap 08-14-2008 11:52 AM

It may not be called compress, and it will probably be under properties or image details. You should have a box for "maintain aspect ratio". Make sure you also check that.

RippySkippy 08-14-2008 01:32 PM

I recommend a program called IrfanView it's a free program that allows you to re-size photos quickly and efficiently.

Kap 08-15-2008 02:05 AM

I'm still using Corel photohouse 1.0.

rjordan392 08-15-2008 07:48 AM

I think I will go with "Photobucket". Its not clear to me that If I downsize the pictures, won't that make it difficult to view the detail in the pictures?

RippySkippy 08-15-2008 09:08 AM

It all depends on how small and at the DPI you make them. Personally I don't like large pictures linked external to DIYchatroom, they display all whacky....take a look at this thread, and follow the linked'll explain what I'm talking about. The choice is yours...just sharing some preferences. I'd be glad to help get you started if you need help.

rjordan392 08-15-2008 09:54 AM

I am actually new at downsizing pictures and could use some help.
I tried compressing my pictures but only managed to reduce the size from about 450KB to 400Kb. So it appears I may have done something wrong.
First; how is the size determined when transfering from my camera? Or are they sized after the file is created?
I would be willing to try that "irfanview" program but I may need help with it.
I'll download it right now.

RippySkippy 08-15-2008 12:34 PM

I'm assuming your using a PC, correct? If not...we'll have to go a different direction.

In addition to the application, download and install the plugins. With the picture open in IrfanView, go to IMAGE | RESIZE (CTRL R) This will open a dialog box.

In the lower left corner of the dialog box, click "Apply sharpen after Resample" and leave the DPI to 72. Click the half button. This will take the existing picture, resize it to half it W and H, and decrease the DPI to 72. I just ran it on a picture on my machine; original was 846 KB, by doing what I just listed...the new size is 154KB.

Let me know how you get along...or if you need additional information. I won't be online til the beginning of next week and will check then.

rjordan392 08-15-2008 01:25 PM

I was able to downsize the pictures but the file size did not changed. I cannot get anywhere near the maximum file size allowed on the forum to upload them. Do I need to change the dpi?
The pictures are still over 400Kb each.

rjordan392 08-18-2008 09:31 AM

Improper Vent Hookup
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THIS IS A TEST ON POSTING A PICTURE. This hookup combines a bathroom vent and a gas drier vent via a wye connection. It has now been corrected to pass code by given each their own vent through the wall.
I got it now, but with some slight changes from the directions that I got off of the forum because I have Windows Vista premium and I believe the moderator must have had an earlier version of Windows.

RippySkippy 08-18-2008 09:56 AM

Good to see you got it...congrats!

rjordan392 08-18-2008 08:25 PM

And thanks too for Irfanview as I would not have been able to figure it out without it. However I did noticed that when I reduced the size of the picture, it shows the same KB size as the old picture. I get to see the new size after the picture is uploaded and place into the attachment, not before. It may be just a bug or perhaps thats the way it works.

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