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Old Sep 21, 2010, 4:43 AM   #11
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Ah, OK. Setting the level to 9 or 10 seems to be doing the trick. Told you I was a newbie!!! Thanks.
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 4:45 AM   #12
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We were all newbies once, glad it's sorted
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 5:29 AM   #13
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I did a search in the Forum but could not come up with a satisfactory answer.

There isn't one. If the image size or file size exceeds the preset
limit. The picture will be rescaled and/or compressed.

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I understand that size of an attachment must be 800x600 image size. When I convert my images to this size, I get a file size of approximately 400kb. When post this, it shrinks to about 100kb. What is going on?
400kB is above the 253kB limit. As well as re-scaling your images down
to 800x600, you need to adjust the JPEG compression level so that
the file size is below 253kB.

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What size should I make the image so I'm posting a decent quality image? Thanks,
There is no real answer to that question. JPEG compression is a trade-off between file size and image quality. You can often get acceptable results
by scaling to a reasonable size like 800x600. Most if not all image editing
software will allow you to set the JPEG compression level. The default
setting of 97 (on a scale of 0-100) in the Gimp will often produce a
file which exceeds the file size limit. A setting of about 90-92 will usually
be well within the limit.

The best option is to upload the file to a photo sharing site. I use
pix.ie Here is an example of an image which has already been
scaled down from the original 15MP to 1800x1200. The file size
is only 636kB. The image size (1800 pixels on the longest side)
and the file size are both well above the maximum limit for this
forum. Pix.ie provides the necessary URL tags for posting on
web forums. You can see all of the available image sizes by
clicking on the photo below:
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 6:29 PM   #14
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Ah, OK. After reading around this forum a bit, I'm learning that these external photo sharing site is the way to go. Thanks!
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