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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #200 on: March 16, 2013, 04:51:09 PM »

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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #201 on: March 16, 2013, 10:51:20 PM »

thanks for that!
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #202 on: March 24, 2013, 10:56:33 PM »

Found it quite a challenge to get mine small enough - modern cameras produce such huge file sizes, and the 161kb limit is pretty tiny. Why is it set so low, with modern PC's and broadband, or is it down to storage space on the server?
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #203 on: March 24, 2013, 11:04:31 PM »

Found it quite a challenge to get mine small enough - modern cameras produce such huge file sizes, and the 161kb limit is pretty tiny. Why is it set so low, with modern PC's and broadband, or is it down to storage space on the server?
Cost.. <:(
You will now get loads of reply's about using 3rd party sites etc,  etc  however for xp,W7, W8 In my Opinion the easiest software to use is Pix resizer, ( Its FREE) this will resize 1 - Lots of pictures in a matter of seconds, I use it all the time to resize my pictures..  Honestly give it a go..  I forget which size is best for Mayhem but I think about 640 * 480 is great but you could experiment.

http://bluefive.pair.com/
http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm

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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #204 on: March 24, 2013, 11:12:26 PM »

I used photoshop, but the 161kb limit does seem a bit stuck in the past for when computers were slow and storage expensive, which doesn't really apply to the same extent now days
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #205 on: March 24, 2013, 11:16:39 PM »

I used photoshop, but the 161kb limit does seem a bit stuck in the past for when computers were slow and storage expensive, which doesn't really apply to the same extent now days
Maybe but as Martin pays for this site from whatever donations he receives and then his own wallet small is better.  :-))
I use Photoshop but find the pix resizer so much easier.
 

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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #206 on: March 24, 2013, 11:39:11 PM »

Try downloading "Irfanview"  It's picture viewing software and I dont think it can be equalled.  It will show nearly every format and can downsize, enlarge or edit them all.  It'll also handle movie files and it's completely free, no strings attached.

http://www.irfanview.com/
http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #207 on: March 24, 2013, 11:48:53 PM »

I use Light Image Resizer 4, a free download available here -


http://www.afterdawn.com/software/desktop/image_editing/light_image_resizer.cfm


For Mayhem photos I set the required size a 160kb with quality set at good, then just click "Process".


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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #208 on: March 24, 2013, 11:52:03 PM »

Try downloading "Irfanview"  It's picture viewing software and I dont think it can be equalled.  It will show nearly every format and can downsize, enlarge or edit them all.  It'll also handle movie files and it's completely free, no strings attached.
That looks pretty good , will have to have a bit of  a play

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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #209 on: March 25, 2013, 01:14:05 AM »

Mark,
I did mine with 'Paint' that came with Windows.
Open the file with 'Paint'. Press 'Select All', then Resize.
Select 'pixels' and enter 640 while maintaining aspect ratio.
Then I 'Save As' a Jpeg and check the size before attaching it to my forum message.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #210 on: March 25, 2013, 03:21:11 PM »

Yes, 640 x 480 at 160Kb per photos is a bit VGA / old school but you can still get a hell of a photo at that resolution!


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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #211 on: July 23, 2013, 08:37:26 AM »

Iget the same quite often.........
the simple solution to this message is...........press the refresh button on your tool bar and a message to retry will come up...press that, and you'll get your message a second time after it has refreshed..press refresh again, and you will finally get a message You have already posted this message.............all you do then is to click onto the thread and your posting with photos should come up ok.
 
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #212 on: July 23, 2013, 04:34:54 PM »

I find that if you upload, say 2 or 3, then post.
Then click Modify you can add the rest afterwards!
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #213 on: August 18, 2013, 08:45:40 PM »

Been awhile since I posted photos and need to resize them prior to posting. Can anyone direct me to the link on how to do this please?
I have a new laptop so the resizing program may have been on my old desktop.

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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #215 on: August 20, 2013, 02:40:35 PM »

A simple way to reduce the size of photos if you don't have a photo software is to select the photos you want to post and right click on them and select send to e-mail recipient windows will offer to reduce the size, select the size you want, and they are then attached to the e-mail.
 
you don't have to send the e-mail.
 
then once there are attached, just click on save attachments to disk.. easy... :-))
 
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #216 on: August 20, 2013, 04:29:24 PM »


Very clever! Just make sure they are also reduce the files size too, down to less than 150Kb.

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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #217 on: August 20, 2013, 05:02:50 PM »

99.99% of the time they get reduced to 640 x 480 and get compressed to about 80kb per photo..
 
one would say perfect for Forums...!!
 
very easy to use, very fast, and no additional software needed..  :-))
 
 
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #218 on: August 21, 2013, 12:02:10 AM »

99.99% of the time they get reduced to 640 x 480 and get compressed to about 80kb per photo..
 
one would say perfect for Forums...!!
 
very easy to use, very fast, and no additional software needed..  :-))

Very simple solution  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #219 on: August 21, 2013, 06:26:23 AM »

Sorted guys, thanks.

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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #220 on: August 21, 2013, 12:23:01 PM »


I knew this process rang a bell!
Look under Resize Photos on the menu of Mayhem main page!

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/


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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #221 on: September 18, 2013, 05:13:44 PM »

I have been trying to post photos but am told they are to big,  please could someone give me simple instructions on how to do so, I am using Windows 8.
Thanks.
 
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #222 on: September 18, 2013, 05:21:27 PM »


I knew this process rang a bell!
Look under Resize Photos on the menu of Mayhem main page!

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/



This is out of date as there is no Windows 8
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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #223 on: September 18, 2013, 05:41:36 PM »

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Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
« Reply #224 on: September 18, 2013, 06:25:56 PM »

Thanks I will give it a try.
 
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