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Post Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:30 pm
DarkRubiTJ medium-well
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Location: Livingston, TX.
Ladies and Gentlemen,

This is not meant as a flame or a dig, but PLEASE resize your images before you post them. A 250 to 350 K files size is all that's needed for a web post. This size file will veiw just fine and will alow viewing of the whole post without having to scroll half a screen. Depending on which photo software you are using, resizing is quite an easy thing to do. If you resize to 3x5 or 4x6 at 72 ppi your image will appear in all it's detail. I resize my 8 meg raw format files down to that size and the photos post quite well It will make the posts easier to read and it takes up alot less server space somewhere. I'm relativly adept at most versions of Photoshop, if you have any questions or need any help let me know. I've been shooting digital for about 8 years now and have learned a trick or two.
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Post Sun Aug 08, 2004 4:35 pm
ThrRoff well done
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Location: Washington, DC

I whole heartedly second the request.
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Post Sun Aug 08, 2004 7:24 pm
TonyGreek medium-rare
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Location: Celina, Ohio
to further dark's point, 72 dpi is all anybody will see from their monitor, so realistically, a nice detailed shot should come in well under 100k and nobody would no the diff between that and a 300dp+ print ready image. the 72 dpi issue is one most people don't realize and can save the dial-up kids a ton of time waiting to see the latest creations.
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Post Mon Aug 09, 2004 9:54 am
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Location: Texas
DarkRubiTJ you're exactly right as well as everyone above about keeping the file sizes down.

Our administrator 'Info' has reminded us on occasion as well. All the pics on my website are under 100k and 90% are under 50k. And still my website requires over 30 Megs of hard drive space on the server. Had I not resized the photos it would be nearly 600 megabytes. Since the files are 20 times smaller this means that the poor fellow still on dial-up (like myself at home (in the country)) that they will load 20 times faster.

Thanks for bringing this up again as there are a lot of new folks on the board. And thanks to everyone for helping out! :D

I love those pictures!!!!!!!
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Post Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:55 am
KBHALE medium-well
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Location: Evansville, IN
took some pics today. looking for a server now to post them on so I can link them here. can anyone subjest a go place to post them at? this is a free program that will crop and resize photos. http://irfanview.com/
KBHALE

Post Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:24 am
BBcue-Z well done
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Location: Atlanta-GA
KBHALE,
Welcome to the board, here is a link to a free web-hosting site:
http://www.imageshack.us/
Can’t wait to see the pix, and thank you for posting the link to the photo-editing program.
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Post Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:15 am
Info@Workman Site Admin
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Great thread, and very useful tips. We do all enjoy the pics, and want to keep looking at them, so do please watch what I like to call the "bronto burger syndrome." They looked great on the Flintstones, but we don't want our dial-up brethren to finish smoking a whole brisket in the time it takes a picture to load!

Perhaps another nice touch would be to alert folks in the subject line if there are pics in your post.

Thanks again!

Info

Post Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:15 pm
Rick rare
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Location: Oregon
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Just trying this out. I still don't think I have it yet.

Post Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:27 pm
searcymanoffire well done
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Location: ARKANSAS

I need Help posting a picture here or on my signature please help me. man I feel retarded
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Post Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:03 pm
hotchef well done
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Location: Florence, AL
Here is a quick step by step Searcy:

1. Get the picture on your hard drive and remember where you put it.

2. Go to http://www.imageshack.us/ and post the picture there. It is a free imagehosting site that will "store" your picture on the net.

3. They will give you different addresses for accessing your picture, and each one will be labeled for a different use, such as personal viewing or e-mailing or posting on a discussion board. The discussion board one is the one that you want to use.

4. Once you have got the address, put the address in between these and it will show up wherever you want it to, whether it is in your signature or your posts. (To get those little img things, just click the Img button right below the subject line. Click it once before the image and once after.)

It may sound complicated but after you do it once it's very easy. Just post back if you have any problems.
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Post Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:27 am
searcymanoffire well done
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Location: ARKANSAS

Thanks
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Post Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:40 pm
HotSauceGuru well done
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Location: Clanton, Al
Good step by step HotChef. You sure saved the rest of us alot of work!
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Post Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:14 pm
hotchef well done
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Location: Florence, AL
Well I do what I can... 8). lol
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Post Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:10 am
KBHALE medium-well
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Posts: 295
Location: Evansville, IN
I use Windows XP. Microsoft has what they call power toy that lets me reduce my large digital pix to a smaller size so people with dial up can download them. Look for image resizer at this link.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/down ... rtoys.mspx

once installed right click on image to get the option to resize.
KBHALE

Post Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:37 pm
T-Rex well done
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Location: El Paso, TX
Okay guys forgive my ignorance, but the tech talk blows me away.
I want to post pics and have already figured out how to access them and how to get them posted on imageshack.
Here are my questions:
1. Do I need to resize the pic first and then get it onto imageshack?
2. IrfanView: For example my license plate on IrFan says it's size is 200 x 100 pixels. If I resized a photo using Irfan, what size should I make it so it's not a billboard?
3. PowerToy seems so much easier, but they have choices like small, medium, large, handheld, and custom. Which should I use to resize a pic? If it's custom what size should I enter?
4. I dowloaded some old pics from camera to comp and learned how to e-mail em to my brother. When I viewed them they were not all that big to begin with. As a matter of fact they weren't any bigger than some of the ones I've seen posted on the board. They showed up on the screen almost like a 3 x 3 or even a 3 x 4. They were definitely smaller than a 3 x 5. If I posted them on the forum without resizing would they still be too big or would they somehow show up on the forum as big as a drive in screen? I guess my question is this..Do pics show up larger (without any resizing) once you post them on the forum or do they show up the same size that I am seeing them on my screen? Man, I'm already confusing myself.

Thanks,
Tech Dope

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