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Old 08-17-2009, 02:21 PM   #16
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I would just host the pics on another picture site like Photobucket
Then link the pics in your thread
I've yet to see any forum software where you can arrange pics the way you want

Yep, I think that would be the easiest. I always seam to have trouble with the sizing issue in manage attachments.

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... I always seem to have trouble with the sizing issue in manage attachments.
I use Irfanview as my primary viewer and resizer, usually to decrease size for posting but occasionally to boost image size on tiny images by 2x or even 3x.

IRFANVIEW is a free download:
http://www.irfanview.com/

Note on my markup the 300 to 1000 number range is what I use on this forum. I usually choose 480, 640, or 800 depending on the amount of detail in the Pic. The pic height can vary all over the place but I have never had the 800 width number rejected for the file size being too large.
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Thanks, maybe I will give it a try. The same program was recommended elsewhere on this forum. I did visit the site earlier today, but was a little turned off when I went the forum and the Face-book conspiracy was brought up by the author of the product.

Odd, I was going to post the link but I can not go to the forum section at this time.

Do you recommend any of the plug-ins?
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Just downloaded it and gave it a try, I am still getting the message that the file is to big, file size at 328 KB needs to be under 100. Is there a compression tool in the software?

I tried making the picture smaller but by the time I got to under 100 KB the picture would be to small to be of any use to post.
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BK, Sorry I was away

A posted pic doesn't have to be that big

Irfanview samples from the web:
  • The flag Pic was resized up from a web thumbnail to 600x400, is now 21K


  • The Grand Canyon Pic was resized down from 2400x1200, 314KB
  • ..............................The size posted is now 1200x512, 93KB
source:http://www.nps.gov/archive/grca/phot...ex.htm#general

Note: The forum S/W has scaled down the 1200x512 G.C. pic to the same width as the 600x400 Flag because of the display width limitations. Lesson I learned is that Big Pics will not display as bigger than smaller pics.

Note 2. I just learned that I can't change the order of the pics. I wanted the Flag Pic appear over the G.C. PIC.

The forum S/W will not let me do that.
It displays Pics by file size: Bigger guys First
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I still do not know how to change the KB size of the file. I can resize my photo, but it does little if anything to resize the KB count.

Here is what I did.



Note current size of file and new size.





And you can see it did not change the size of the file, only the size of the image. I tried to upload anyway but still got the error message.

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kb can be reduced by "optimizing jpg" settings in photofiltre or paint shop pro (and others) when you save the file after resizing. move the slider till it hits the right size and save it.

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I still do not know how to change the KB size of the file
Irfanview will resize anything I've tried. Just make sure that the new image has been saved. A confirmation box will appear asking "Are you sure?"

The displayed size of the the "Original" and the "Resize is the same because the Forum S/W scales the Pics

Pic #1 Screenshot showing the relative size of the "Original" and the "Resize"
Pic #2 Save screen
Pic #3
"Original"
Pic #4
"Resize"
Pic #5 Image of my Pic Folder showing File size for "Original" and Resize"

Now Here is the Mystery
When I right click the "Original" Pic > Properties I see a file size of 66 KB
When I right click the "Resize" Pic > Properties I see a file size of 65 KB

Somehow the "Properties" are not correct.
Any thoughts on this?
...Bob

Note the actual file size of "Original" and "Resize" pics is slightly larger than my annotation because the annotation itself bumped up the file size.
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I think I finally have it. I did not download the plug-ins when first installing the software.

edit: There is a plug-in called "save for web" it makes it very easy. You open your file, click on save for web, a new window opens up and about 2/3rds the way down on the left hand side of the box is a button that says compress to size, click on that, enter 100 (for this web site) and click OK. Save file and you are ready to upload your picture.

Thanks for all the help, much appreciated.
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....There is a plug-in called "save for web".....
KB, Thanks KB
You did the research to find a much easier way to post on the WEB,especially compared to my trial and error method.

I will use your "Save for Web" tip from now on.
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KB, Thanks KB
You did the research to find a much easier way to post on the WEB,especially compared to my trial and error method.

I will use your "Save for Web" tip from now on.
Thanks again,
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Thank you for the tip on the software.

I also tried photofiltre that DM recomended. To me it seemed photofiltre had more options to modify your pictures. But I think that irfanview was by far the easist to post to the web.
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I just wanted to make a comment about the tip posted about right clicking on an image and copying the image URL in Google Images. This is considered hotlinking and is usually not appreciated by site owners as it wastes their bandwidth.

Hotlinking usually ends up with broken images after a while too. I've also seen some website owners take revenge by replacing their hotlinked images with something naughty.
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I keep trying to post pictures and keeps saying I need at least one post to post links
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