Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Forum Support > Site Help and Suggestions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-14-2008, 07:35 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Levittown, Pa.
Posts: 513
Share |
Default

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.

rjordan392 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2008, 08:58 AM   #2
Member
 
47_47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Springville, NY
Posts: 1,424
Default

Posting Pictures


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.

__________________
What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it.
47_47 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2008, 09:09 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Levittown, Pa.
Posts: 513
Default

Posting Pictures


Thanks,
I'll check it out.
rjordan392 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2008, 11:52 AM   #4
Kap
Mowing my life away.
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 298
Default

Posting Pictures


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.
Kap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2008, 01:32 PM   #5
Member
 
RippySkippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 1,233
Default

Posting Pictures


I recommend a program called IrfanView it's a free program that allows you to re-size photos quickly and efficiently.
__________________
when it comes to breakfast, the chicken is dedicated, the pig is committed.
LMASD
RippySkippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 02:05 AM   #6
Kap
Mowing my life away.
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 298
Default

Posting Pictures


I'm still using Corel photohouse 1.0.
Kap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 07:48 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Levittown, Pa.
Posts: 513
Default

Posting Pictures


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?
rjordan392 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 09:08 AM   #8
Member
 
RippySkippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 1,233
Default

Posting Pictures


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 thread....it'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.
__________________
when it comes to breakfast, the chicken is dedicated, the pig is committed.
LMASD
RippySkippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 09:54 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Levittown, Pa.
Posts: 513
Default

Posting Pictures


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.
rjordan392 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 12:34 PM   #10
Member
 
RippySkippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 1,233
Default

Posting Pictures


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.
__________________
when it comes to breakfast, the chicken is dedicated, the pig is committed.
LMASD
RippySkippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 01:25 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Levittown, Pa.
Posts: 513
Default

Posting Pictures


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.

Last edited by rjordan392; 08-15-2008 at 06:56 PM.
rjordan392 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 09:31 AM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Levittown, Pa.
Posts: 513
Default

Posting Pictures


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.
RippySkippy,
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.
Attached Thumbnails
Posting Pictures-003.jpg  

Last edited by rjordan392; 08-18-2008 at 09:37 AM.
rjordan392 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 09:56 AM   #13
Member
 
RippySkippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 1,233
Default

Posting Pictures


Good to see you got it...congrats!
__________________
when it comes to breakfast, the chicken is dedicated, the pig is committed.
LMASD
RippySkippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 08:25 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Levittown, Pa.
Posts: 513
Default

Posting Pictures


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.

rjordan392 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deck Building Project Pictures (and Some Questions) Ler0y Jenkins General DIY Discussions 52 03-05-2009 11:33 PM
Yet another garage subpanel thread (w/ pictures!) MattOverMinder Electrical 9 07-25-2008 02:15 PM
How to post pictures? EZ Rider Site Help and Suggestions 9 06-06-2007 07:15 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.