Posting images

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  1. Jonas

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    Hi all.
    I'm having a bit of a dullard moment here. They happen quite often as it happens :snorky:

    How do I post photos to this forum. My pictures are stored on Chrome Gallery which doesn't provide a link.
    Any help appreciated
     
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    One method is to click on the Upload a File button in the bottom right hand corner, click on Choose File and select a file from your PC (if stored 'online' you will need to download first). If editing a post to add an image clicking on More Options will display the Upload File button.

    There are other ways.
     
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      Another way (the simple one I use) if you have the images stored on your computer, is to drag and drop them. Click on the photo(s) you wish to post and just drag them into the space at the bottom of the screen where you would type in your post. There is a maximum size of file that the software on the forum will convert to acceptable limits (think it's 2 or 3mb per image). If your image file size is too big you would need to reduce them first.

      Sometimes the software won't let you post images until you have made a few more posts but don't know if that still applies. @Fat Controller will be able to tell you.
       
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        I am not familiar with Chrome Gallery - is that cloud storage?
         
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        Ah thanks - I get it now you need to click "Full Image" to get it to appear inline in the text :)
         
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        Indeed, yes that is how to get it inline - otherwise it will leave it as a clickable thumbnail by default :)
         
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          Could do with a little help.
          Starting yesterday (or maybe Sat?) I've been unable to upload a few photo's, getting some of them refused with a 'too large' message (the refused ones were approx 6.75 MB). Others have uploaded as normal (one accepted yesterday at 6.51 MB).
          I only use my phone camera and am doing nothing differently than I have previously, that I am aware of.
          Is it a site issue?
          Is it a camera issue? Why do the file sizes of photo's vary so much?
          What is the max file size for photos to be accepted?
          Can I (and how do I) reduce the file size of ones that have been kicked back?
          Cheers
           
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          I've found it strange in the last few days that I'm getting the file too large message, I've had to resize a couple which I have never had to do before.
          The site used to always resize pictures but it's not doing it any more.
          I've had to alter my camera settings to take smaller file size pictures.
           
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            Thanks @pete
            How do you resize photo's ?
            and/or
            How do you adjust an camera settings (IPhone) to deliver smaller photo's
            I'm IT basic unfortunately...
             
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            Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we are investigating.
             
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              I just used this Image Resizer | Easily Resize Images Online for FREE

              You select your photo from your pc and it asks what size you want, I just put 1000kb in the box at the bottom it then resizes it and you download it back onto your pc.

              I'm sure I'm not probably doing it the best way but it works for me if I have to mess around like this.:biggrin:
               
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                Thanks @pete,
                see, I'd never even think of summat like that. When techie stuff doesn't work I imagine grubbing around the back of the monitor among all the cobwebs and dead flies with a blank expression on my face...
                let's hope the site IT Gods come up with a fix
                 
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                  I had it also first time a few days ago , I use paint to resize images . I right click on image open file in paint - resize image in top left - reduce mine by 50%
                   
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                  • pete

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                    Yes, pity we dont have those knobs around the back like the old TVs did, just adjust the horizontal hold to stop the picture rolling.:biggrin:
                     
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                      I would wait until @JWK gets back. But in answer to your question @OwdPotter from what I've read file sizes differ in part based on the subject of the picture i.e. the colours involved. A quick search something like "iphone change photo size" brings up some interesting way to resize on an iphone (put the model in will be even better). Mobiles have produced better and better qulaity pictures almost every release and a 12mp camera will produce a much smaller file than a 25mp camera (no idea where they are just now, mine is ancient, bit like me ). It does not surprise me there is a gain for this lot as the bigger the file the quicker you use up your icloud storage and are likely to pay for more - so they hope. One thing I did clock is you can change your default iphone picture/camera setting to a smaller file - this macobserver link tells you how to. I can't test it out as I don't have Apple devices.
                       
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