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Uploading Large Photos

Postby glacierPaul » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:01 am

Hello Bill,
I don't think there is a problem with the site, just me, I am trying to post pic's and they are larger than site allows. I have a 12 megapixel Kodak, and zoom in on most of the shots. I am fairly computer literate, and thought I had finally figured out posting pic's. Can you please help me figure out what to do? BTW, love your 80's avatar! And this site is really cool!!
Thanks for your help, and your behind the scenes work on this site!,
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Re: Problem Reporting Section

Postby Wish I lived in CO » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:46 am

glacierPaul wrote:Hello Bill,
I don't think there is a problem with the site, just me, I am trying to post pic's and they are larger than site allows. I have a 12 megapixel Kodak, and zoom in on most of the shots. I am fairly computer literate, and thought I had finally figured out posting pic's. Can you please help me figure out what to do? BTW, love your 80's avatar! And this site is really cool!!
Thanks for your help, and your behind the scenes work on this site!,
Paul


One obvious solution is to reduce your photo size. For trip reports you can link your larger photos from a remote location (http://www.14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18133) - not sure if you can do that for pictures on the forum or not - guess I'd be curious too on that one.
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Re: Uploading Large Photos

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:56 pm

If you're trying to upload photos to the peak pages, your profile, or a trip report, the current max upload size is 8megapixels. This limit is in place because uploading and resizing of the images on the server takes a lot of resources.
The only way around it is to resize it with a website that provides that service or use something like Photoshop, Gimp, or any other image editing software that allows editing of JPG images.

The forum has it's own set of photo attachment limitations and they are:
Maximum file size: 275kb (small, I know, but it's necessary to limit the forum overhead)
Maximum dimensions: 1024 x 1024 pixels (way lower than 8megapixel)

While I hope to increase the limitations outside of the forum, the forum limitations will almost always force you to resize images before attaching them to a post. Sorry about that.
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Re: Uploading Large Photos

Postby glacierPaul » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:10 am

Thanks, Bill, Wished I lived in CO, Jim Davies, and pvnisher!
I have Kodak Easy Share, Adobe Photoshop 3.2, and HP photoshop essential, hopefully one of these will help. I actually shrank a photo down, but was still to big, I will just keep playing around with what I have or get another program or service.
Thanks so much for the help, guy's.
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Re: Uploading Large Photos

Postby covfrrider » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:02 am

Sent you a PM Paul.

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Re: Uploading Large Photos

Postby UrsaMajor » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:45 am

Picnik.com was recommended in another thread about resizing photos.
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Re: Uploading Large Photos

Postby covfrrider » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:13 am

If you are using Windows XP, use this linkhttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/Downloads/powertoys/Xppowertoys.mspx and find the Image resizer on the right hand side. Download and install it. It will extend windows explorer and give you a new right click menu option when you hover your mouse over an image file. I use it all the time to create copies of photos for posting.

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Re: Uploading Large Photos

Postby unclegar » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:26 pm

I'm not sure if this is what you are asking but here is how I resize photos. First I make a copy of the photo for editing. Assuming you have Microsoft Office, right-click on the photo icon and select open with Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Select edit pictures. select resize. you can just type in the size limit (pixels) in the first box and it will automatically keep it to scale in the second box. Save.
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Re: Uploading Large Photos

Postby glacierPaul » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:44 pm

I think I got it, will see how this works. I ended up using my microsoft works, thanks again to everyones suggestions.
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Re: Uploading Large Photos

Postby glacierPaul » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:48 pm

Cool, thanks again all. One more thing I can do with this newfangled gadget!

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Re: Uploading Large Photos

Postby paul109876 » Fri May 01, 2009 8:23 am

I appreciate it as well. I often wanted to attach photo's but got the "it's to big" warning.
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