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Old Nov 10, 2007, 3:14 PM   #1
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Hi,

As a proud owner of Sony's A 700 I just want to share my first image with
you.

Hope it's not too bad.

Promise to post more pics in the next days.

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Old Nov 10, 2007, 3:17 PM   #2
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Sorry but seems to me that the picture I wanted to post is too big.

Can somebody tell me HOW to make it smaller so I can post it here?

Thanks in advance.

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Old Nov 10, 2007, 3:22 PM   #3
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If you're using the Browse Button at the botton of a post entry screen, the file size will need to be smaller than around 240KB. You will also need to downsize the image so that the dimensions are not too large.

When I use Windows, I use the free Irfanview for downsizing images (but, most image editors can resize if you're using something else).

With this software, after you open an image, select "Image>Resize/Resample" and make the width around 640 to 800 pixels wide for posting. Leave the Preserve Aspect Ratio box checked. After you click OK, use the "File>Save As" menu choice and give it a new filename. I'd set the Quality slider you see come up at around 80% to keep the file size within limits.

Then, when you make a post, you can browse for it using the Browse button you'll see here and attach it. Here's an example where I'm resizing an image to 720 pixels wide (which is fine for posting in forums).


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Old Nov 10, 2007, 3:42 PM   #4
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Hi JimC,

As always, you're extremely quick and helpful.

Will try to download the free software you mentioned and then make another
attempt to make the post.

Thanks.

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Old Nov 10, 2007, 4:32 PM   #5
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That's just what I use. Almost any image editor has the ability to resize a photo.

The main two things are that it's dimensions (width and height) in pixels shouldn't be too large (around 700 pixels wide is usually about right for a forum thread). I usually make mine around 720 pixels wide (as shown in the above example).

The other thing is file size (it needs to be less than 250,000 bytes). The amount of JPEG Compression impacts that. Most editors have a Quality Slider that you'll see when you use their "File>Save As" menu choice.

Around 80 to 85 percent quality (on a scale of 1 to 100% is usually enough compression to keep the file size within limits for an image of 800 pixels or less wide. Some editors may have a diffferent type of JPEG Quality scale (i.e., 1 to 12). Around 8 is usually good enough to keep file sizes small for web viewing without degrading image quality enough to notice it in a forum post.


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Old Nov 11, 2007, 7:56 PM   #6
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Hi JimC,

Hope that with your kind assistance I'll be able to post my first ever picture on
this forum.

Downloaded the free software "IrfanView" as you told me and resized the image.

So this will hopefully be the "big moment" for me.

Thanks again and good luck to you!!

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Old Nov 11, 2007, 8:02 PM   #7
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Don't use the button (unless the photo is on a publically viewable web site). Ditto for img tags.

Use the big Browse button you see under the forum entry screen for attachments when you're typing a post to attach an image from your hard disk drive.

Then, just browse your hard drive and select the downsized image to post it.

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Old Nov 11, 2007, 8:07 PM   #8
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Sorry, but the image I want to show you cannot be seen.

Perhaps I made a mistake.

I'll make another try.

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Old Nov 11, 2007, 8:16 PM   #9
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No problem.

Again, just click on the Browse Button you'll see when making a post (under the text entry screen), where it mentions that the file size should not exceed 250400 bytes.

Then, just browse your hard drive and select the downsized image to attach it to your post.

If you get an error that the file size is too large, then just reopen it with Irfanview and use a lower JPEG quality setting when you use the File>Save As choice to save it (usually around 80% will make a downsized image size small enough for posting here).

I circled the button you need to use use to attach it:

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Old Nov 11, 2007, 8:26 PM   #10
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Hi JimC,

When I open the "File/Save picture as" menu I see under "Save as type"
the following: "BMP - Windows Bitmap" which I chose. But I don't know
what that means.

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