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Bob Kuba

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Posting Pictures
« on: January 15, 2008, 09:01:46 PM »

If you're like me, I love pictures.
I love to see pictures posted of projects, repairs, and upgrades.
But sometimes the size of our pictures are just too big to deal with on this site. (SEE UPDATE BELOW)
I found a great FREE solution to resizing pictures.

If you're a Windows XP user, I found a free "PowerToy" written by Microsoft that resizes pictures with no effort at all.

There's no documentation with it, but it's so easy to use it doesn't need any.

You simply
1) Go to the Microsoft website here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

2) Click on ImageResizer.exe and it will download to your computer.
(Just remember where you saved it)

3) Find the file with Explorer and double click on it to install the program.
(Your computer will whir away for a few seconds, and won't give you any more clues that it was installed.)

4) Try it out.

Go find any picture on your computer and Right click on it.
Then in the text box that pops up, select Resize Pictures.





This menu will appear and you just select the size you want.
It doesn't affect the original picture, unless you tell it to.





It just makes a smaller copy of the original.



UPDATE
IMAGE UPLOADING

The max file size for images is currently set for 250kb. (250,000 bytes)
The photo will automatically be physically re-sized to 640 x 480 dimensions.
The max number of photos allowed per post is 5, with a 500kb limit per post.

For example, You could attach:
5 photos to a post if they were 100kb or less.
2 photos if they were 250kb each.
1 photo at 500kb.

If your photo is 800 x 600 and 325kb, it will be accepted to the forum without you having to worry about re-sizing it.
If the File Size is too large you will get the Error message as seen below.

TO UPLOAD
Just "Click" on the Additional Options... to expose the uploading menu which is below the message posting area.
When "Previewing" your post, the image WILL NOT display in the preview.
If you upload the wrong image by accident, just "modify" your post to delete it.


« Last Edit: May 06, 2010, 09:59:10 AM by Bob Kuba »
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Stu Jackson

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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 11:47:39 PM »

Bob, great idea.  May be the same as this: http://c34.org/bbs/index.php?topic=3701.0

Your presentation and explanation was much better, thanks.

This link also explains how to post pictures on the Message Board, once you've done the resizing.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2009, 01:03:12 PM by Stu Jackson »
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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 06:11:35 PM »

Great minds think alike!

Update for Windows 7:  http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/releases/view/51338
« Last Edit: November 19, 2010, 08:03:39 AM by Stu Jackson »
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