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Old Oct 27, 2004, 12:56 PM   #1
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What are the best file formats for posting photos directly to the forum? Is there a "prefered" method?
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 1:25 PM   #2
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I've always thought of JPG as the standard for uploading for online viewing. A Photoshop setting of around 7 ("high") seems to provide a balance between file size and high resolution ... a 640x480x72dpi image might be around 160k +/-. Not too long a download for even dialup.

Of course, animated gif's are fun, as you might judge from my avatar ...
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I just wondered if any one of the formats was any better than another. Has anyone ever been able to do a "copy and paste" with a photo? I also wish the Browse box foe attachments was larger so I could see the path. Am I right in think that as long as the file size is correct and the path is correct all you need to do is highlight the browse box and hit enter?
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I'm not sure I understand what environment you're talking about, but in general, I've had better luck saving an image to my hard disk, then loading it into whatever app I need. Example: My avatar (the breathing owl eyes) can be right clicked (in Windows) and "Save Image" used to put the gif into a temp directory. Then, say, in an email program, I can "Insert Image" into an email (using the email's 'browse' feature to locate the gif image).

Its been a while, but I think the cut/paste approach has problems with images on remote servers, i.e. the clipboard might use a location of an image rather than the actual file. So if, e.g., you're not online, it might not find the image. Or ... not? :?
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