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    SR1950 Guest

    Default Photo Sizes?

    I'm confused (not a rare condition in itself).

    The upload dialog window sez that graphics are limited to 100Kb. Now, I know that a lot of the humongous pictures you guys upload have got to be larger than that!! :D

    I had a 450 x 500 photo I wanted to present in JPG but PSP said it was over 800kb. I reformatted it into GIF and it came down to about 280 kb, with little loss in quality. I've tried resizing but the text in the pic was unreadable.

    Am I missing something here?

    I guess it's a moot point, since I tried uploading the 280 kb size anyway and got rudely informed that I should refer to the system manager (or words to that effect). I've been told by the Man (Nels) that DCForum also doesn't like firewalls.

    Well, I like my security, so I guess my posts will have to be narrative descriptions henceforward. :(

    Lew
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    Default RE: Photo Sizes?

    Hey, try compressing it instead of resizing it.. :)

    I don't know about other programs, but I use Corel PhotoPaint, and whenever I want to save it as .jpg from a .pcx, it will ask by how much I want to compress it to.. This is ofcourse if you are looking to upload screens.. As for other .jpg's, see if there's a compression function in your program (PhotoShop, etc..)

    It is my understanding that some programs out there will show exactly how large the file will become with a given compression percentage.. (Corel PP on the other hand, does not, and I have to do it, trial and error..)

    Hope that helps, and I'm always looking forward to seeing new pics and screens!

    EDIT: I'd also like to mention, that I am using 2 firewalls at once (haha!) and they are both on the most secure settings.. I have no problems with it.. The only thing that I'm aware of is that train-sim needs to be able to send some cookies..

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    You should Download Irfan's IRFANVIEW from www.irfanview.com .

    It's the NUMBER 1 rated FREEWARE Graphics, Sound, Html, you name it, it does it viewer, manipulator, sizer, image sharpener and much more. His site reports over 9 million hits, says it all !

    I use if for all my Images, some you may have seen in my HEIDI posts.

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    download a graphics editor, i use IrfanView 3.61 it will open and resize almost any graphics file,, screen shots too.. you want to save your pics as a jpeg in 640x480 pixels that way they will be small enough to post in the forum ...
    IrfanView is a free download...sorry dont remember where i got it from
    hopefully some one will post a link to it...



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    Default RE: Photo Sizes?

    SNAP, you beat me to it by a split second ! :-)

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    SR1950 Guest

    Default RE: Photo Sizes?

    >Hey, try compressing it instead of resizing it.. :)
    >
    >
    >EDIT: I'd also like to mention, that I am using 2 firewalls
    >at once (haha!) and they are both on the most secure
    >settings.. I have no problems with it.. The only thing that
    >I'm aware of is that train-sim needs to be able to send some
    >cookies..
    >


    Hey, thanks cdntrains!! I'll give both suggestions a try! I also read where the applet that zaps pop-up ads will screw things up too! Thanks to DarkRose (sp?)

    I'm a new WinXP user -- duh!! :(

    Lew

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    Default RE: Photo Sizes?

    no problem Lew, :)

    Just one request: Bring on the pics! :D

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    Default RE: Photo Sizes?

    It's interesting that the final size of a .jpg file can vary enormously depending on which program is used to create it.

    I'd support IrfanView - www.irfanview.com (surprise, surprise), although I personally prefer SnagIt. Just do a Google search for "screen capture" or "graphics editor", or go to any of the major shareware sites, see the words they use to describe such programs, then use them in a Google search and you should find half a dozen programs to do this. Capture your screen to a bitmap by pressing PrintScreen, then crop it using Microsoft Paint and save it as a bitmap. Import this into your screen capture program, then export it as a .jpg file, and see how big it is. Most of the .jpg files I upload are only about 60 kb. I'd imagine a full screen pic would be about 100 kb. Tell us here which program you find the best for you.

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    SR1950 Guest

    Default RE: Photo Sizes?

    >no problem Lew, :)
    >
    >Just one request: Bring on the pics! :D
    >

    Well, I tried the easiest route first. I compressed a photo with PSP 7 and got it down below 100kb. Tried to upload it, and THWAP!!

    FILE UPLOAD ERROR - PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ADMIN
    REMOTE UPLOADING DENIED

    Well, damn! Ain't that a kick in the teeth?

    Guess I'm going to have to tweak the security stuff next. :(


    Lew

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    Default RE: Photo Sizes?

    I use all sort of tricks to cut my JPEGS down to size, Barry.

    My "Screensave" program Saves Images in BMP format by default.

    IRFANVIEW will "Save As" to JPG which it can Re-Size down by % until I get a reasonably sized file, the picture still looking good. "Sharpening" it makes the file bigger again ! Still to big ? Photo Deluxe can then TRIM uninteresting parts off it until I get less than 100 Kb.

    That itself is FUN too ! ;-)

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