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aroc
1st Jan 2011, 01:44 PM
I would like to post some pics of my layout etc but the camera I have saves them on my computer at about 2.5MB. I am assuming that is too large for posting.

How can I solve this promblem?

Do I need to attempt to change the image size first on my computer? or is there some other way I can save them in my album?

Thanks again for any suggestions.

musicman
1st Jan 2011, 01:55 PM
I won't comment at this point just because I am not sure my method is the best for you. Let's see what the other guys have to offer. But I will be watching the thread and if I think I can offer helpful info I will jump in.

BryanC (RIP)
1st Jan 2011, 02:54 PM
If you check the FAQ=>Working with Images you will see that JPG images that are attached have a limit of 150KB; other formats have limit of 100KB. In all cases the maximum images size is 1200x800.

If you use the Insert Image tool the maximum file size is 2MB with a maximum image size of 1600x1200.

http://www.nscale.net/forums/faq.php?faq=imgfaq#faq_imgfaq01

Just about every image processing program provides a means of resizing images. Even MS Paint allows you to do that but it does not provide the option of maintaining the aspect ratio of the image when resizing, as most do. (At least the version I have doesn’t). So, resize on your computer first! If you want to keep the larger size then save the smaller size with a different name.

For internet usage, in general, a maximum width/height of 800 to 1024 is acceptable and will work here without problem.

Eliphaz
1st Jan 2011, 03:10 PM
assuming you have MS Windows on your computer, you have a versatile tool called MS Paint. look for it in All Programs|Accessories
If you have that other operating system, others will have to help you.
you mention file size, but pixel dimensions is what it really comes down to . you need to shrink your picture to less than 1200 dots per inch in its longest direction.

open your image in Paint and type Cntl-W or from the the image menu choose STRETCH/SKEW and choose how much to reduce.

dont know how big the image is? click ATTRIBUTES. itll tell you how many pixels wide and high.


edit to add - oh, Bryan you beat me in here ! yah you have to type 50 twice or whatever size you want in the shrink boxes.

epumph
1st Jan 2011, 04:06 PM
aroc, I use the software that came with my camera. I upload, move pics to the software and use the Edit feature. It has a 'Resize' option and in that drop down there is a 'web page' option. I use this option and have had no issues posting the pix.
The Paint thing sounds like a good solution too,

aroc
1st Jan 2011, 04:13 PM
Thanks to all. I did manage to locate a program on my computer that would allow me to resize the images. I was able to post some on an album and on the "private roadname" forum.

Chessack
5th Jan 2011, 01:04 AM
You can also use hosting sites like Flickr or Photobucket to resize your image for you, either when you upload or after the fact using their online editing tools.

C

fcsmls
14th Feb 2011, 05:42 PM
Hi,

New to this forum, but have been resizing pictures for quite a while.

If you use Windows XP, the Power Toys available from MS will do the job for you. It's available free at :
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

If using Vista or Windows 7 this app does the same thing:

http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/releases/view/30247

Do not recommend VSO resizer - not as simple to use, and is reported to act strange.

Both are quick and easy to use.

Kurt

epumph
14th Feb 2011, 07:46 PM
fcsmls Welcoome Aboard!
Great site for all things N Scale!

musicman
14th Feb 2011, 09:39 PM
Welcome aboard, Kurt. I heard through the grapevine that you might be browsing and I was wondering when you might make an appearance. :thumbs-up:

For all things photo and graphics related I have been using an older edition of Paint Shop Pro for quite a few years and it works great for me. I am sure it is not everyone's cup of tea though. It's just "what I grew up with".

TwinDad
14th Feb 2011, 10:18 PM
If you happen to be using a Mac, you can resize most common image formats using Preview. Failing that, I use GIMP.

DaveR1
22nd Feb 2011, 02:09 PM
FWIW, if you host your images on Flickr, you can upload them without resizing them and then choose the size you wish to upload when linking. For example all of these images are from the same uploaded image on Flickr.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5175433979_41c9ccc47b_s.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8294157@N08/5175433979/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5175433979_41c9ccc47b_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8294157@N08/5175433979/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5175433979_41c9ccc47b_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8294157@N08/5175433979/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5175433979_41c9ccc47b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8294157@N08/5175433979/)


There are two more larger sizes available but they're too wide for the normal forum display. The properly formatted links are there to simply copy and paste. You can put a small image in your post if you wish and the viewer can click on the image to access a larger one.

Rail and Tie
22nd Feb 2011, 03:00 PM
Another simple and quick method I use to downsize a quantity of photos is to E-mail them to myself and use the "Attach Options" and select the "Resize Originals" and select the size you want before you send them. Then I simply E-mail the lot to myself in one quick step.

D

Eliphaz
22nd Feb 2011, 05:08 PM
Another simple and quick method I use to downsize a quantity of photos is to E-mail them to myself and use the "Attach Options" and select the "Resize Originals" and select the size you want before you send them. Then I simply E-mail the lot to myself in one quick step.

D

what e-mail client has that "attach Options" feature? Ive never seen such.

BryanC (RIP)
22nd Feb 2011, 05:19 PM
what e-mail client has that "attach Options" feature? Ive never seen such.Me neither. A very interesting option and capability!

DaveR1
22nd Feb 2011, 05:22 PM
If you have Picasa (which is free), you can export a batch of selected images and resize them at the same time. Look under File>Export Picture to Folder.

BryanC (RIP)
22nd Feb 2011, 05:24 PM
If you have Picasa (which is free), you can export a batch of selected images and resize them at the same time. Look under File>Export Picture to Folder.Is Picassa an email client?

DaveR1
22nd Feb 2011, 05:28 PM
No. It's a basic image editing application. I was just suggesting an alternative. If you use Picasa, you don't have to e-mail the images to yourself. And you can crop and otherwise edit your images. It also gives you an option to upload to a Picasa album if you want. And there is a direct e-mail option if you do want to e-mail photos. There's a lot of other things you can do with Picasa, too.

Rail and Tie
22nd Feb 2011, 10:22 PM
Attached is the method I use.



Also if you are using outlook, you can just select the pictures you want in Windows Explorer and then right click and choose E-mail pictures and Outlook will automatically bring up the option for reducing the file size on the right hand side of the e-mail.

Cheers!

D

69Z28
24th Feb 2011, 03:27 AM
I just started using Windows7 and have to learn how to modify images all over again. This thread has been a big help. I downloaded the W7 resizer and will try it out. I'll also try out the other options in the posts. Great info folks.
See ya
Ron

mmahoag
4th Jun 2011, 12:33 AM
I have yahoo mail. I can attach a 2.3 MB photo and it will come back about 50KB. Not good for this Forum though. So far nothing I try seems to let me upload a image to a post. Must be missing something.