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murray
Intermediate Member
Username: murray

Post Number: 169
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:19 am:   Edit Post

How do you re-size your photos when you want to upload one on to a thread? I seem to get the message that it is always bigger than the allowed 150? kb
Glynn
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11505
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post

Most computers have some kind of photo editing software on them. Most photo editing programs will do both of the following. If you don't have any editing programs on your computer, I recommend IrfanView, which is free, light, and easy to use.

First, reduce the physical size of your photo as measured in pixels. (As it so happens, the moderators are currently discussing adopting a maximum width, so that we don't get the problem of very wide pictures making the text of comments unreadable. We are considering a max width of either 1024 or 800 pixels.) In IrfanView, you would go to Image and then Resize/Resample, then set the Width to 800 pixels. There should be a similar option in most editing software.

If your picture is taller than it is wide, you might want to reduce the height so that it's more likely to fit on most screens. So maybe reduce the height to around 900 pixels.

Next, reduce the "quality" of, or compress, the picture file. In IrfanView, you do this when you go to save your edited picture. Choose File / Save As; a window pops up where you name the file and choose where to save it, but a second little window pops up at the same time where you can reduce the quality. The default is 100; pull the slider to the left and reduce it to maybe 95. Then save the file. Right click on the file, choose properties, and see what the new file size is. If you're still above 150, try reducing the quality a little lower. You'll quickly get the hang of it.

This quality or compression adjustment will be different in various programs, and perhaps found in different menu settings; but most have it. Usually, reducing the quality from 100 to 90 is not really noticeable in pictures posted to the board.

I hope that helps.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1307
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 1:26 pm:   Edit Post

I use Fotosizer. It is a free download at http://www.fotosizer.com/ It has preset output sizes that you select based on the size of the original picture, so I just play with the output size until the resized picture is under 150 kb. I don't know how it does it, but the same picture resized in Photoshop will not be nearly as big when you post it as it is when using Fotosizer. The thing I like too is that you can do multiple pictures at the same time & it works really fast. Here is an example of how big the post pictures are using Fotosizer -



hieronymous
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1412
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 1:52 pm:   Edit Post

For Mac, I'm a fan of Graphic Converter. It used to be free, now you have to pay, but I find it so useful that I paid for it.

Great pics Rusty! I don't think I could put up pictures that big - seems like somehow you have defeated the picture size limit!
flpete1uw
Advanced Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 373
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 2:15 pm:   Edit Post

It's True!!!
There is an Alembic Enchanted Forest!
It's not a myth!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1308
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 5:35 pm:   Edit Post

Harry, that's the cool thing about Fotosizer, you can take the same picture & resize it to 150kb in Photoshop & 150kb in Fotosizer & the Fotosizer picture will be twice as big when you post it. Not sure the science behind it, but it works great!
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1309
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 5:39 pm:   Edit Post

Peter, there is no more beautiful forest that one populated with Alembics! These pictures were from the Texas Gathering last year.
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 565
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:23 pm:   Edit Post

So glad you clarified where all these beauties came from. I was about to suggest that there looked to be a need for some sex education and birth control measures among the instruments at your house.
rustyg61
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1310
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:36 pm:   Edit Post

Brian, I wouldn't know what to do with that many Alembics! I made the comment after the Texas Gathering that there was no shame in Alembic manogomy since I just owned the one SCSD at the time, but that lasted about a nanosecond as I have now commissioned a Europa build for my 2nd Alembic.
jcdlc72
Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 377
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 7:55 am:   Edit Post

I have to keep convincing myself these are an ugly, awful pair of photos. I just cannot stand looking at these without weeping!
jcdlc72
Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 378
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 7:58 am:   Edit Post

Reminds me of last time I went under the knife (some good 10 years already), something similar happened; the surgeon happened to be a guitar apprentice and a jazz guitar lover, an so we ended trading tips on instruments, techniques and players. He even happened to have an Ibanez electric hidden under his desk, and a nice CD collection on one of the shelves!. These were the couple most strange medical consultations Ive ever been in my life, but quite a pleasant ones!
flpete1uw
Advanced Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 375
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:24 am:   Edit Post

Juan,
I have a good friend who is a Doctor with his own practice. One time I went to visit him at his office, he stopped everything and said Hey Pete!, come back here check this out. His whole back office was almost a complete rehearsal studio!
Small world and Music transcends.
There's that saying I wish I knew then what I know now. Or at least understand it better.
Sounds like fun is being had by all!
Pete
murray
Intermediate Member
Username: murray

Post Number: 171
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 9:19 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the help.
Glynn
murray
Intermediate Member
Username: murray

Post Number: 173
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 3:41 pm:   Edit Post

To davehouck : -
Thanks - I have succesfully edited my profile picture using your 'reducing'instructions'.

Glynn
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11522
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 7:47 pm:   Edit Post

You're welcome; that's some nice Zebrawood!

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