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How Do I Post a Photo


Photos are posted from the Manage Attachments button below the Post Message form. Click on the "Manage Attachment" button and upload your photo.

There are limits to the size of photos allowed to be posted. Full size camera images would soon fill the server’s storage space.

Typical camera photos can be from 5 to 15 megabytes in size. The limit for posting here is 300 kilobytes. If the photo is larger than that the server will resize it to 800px x 600 px. A typical photo I tested from my camera was 12.4 meg in size. 2544 X 1696 pixels. That is 35 inches by 23.5 inches in size. That means that you would have to scroll your screen from top to bottom and from side to side to see the entire picture.

In order to have a little control over the optimization rather than depend on the server software to automatically do it I optimized the photo so I could upload it to the forum. After optimization this picture is 800 X 533 pixels and reduced to 256 colors. After optimization it is only 57 kb in size and works well.

Many of the image editing programs that come with printers and with cameras will optimize a photo for the web. I can not begin to tell anyone how to use the programs that you have with your printer/camera, but look in the help file of your program for Web Ready or Optimized. These terms will lead you to what you need to find out how your program will reduce a photo so that you can post it here.

Another option if you don't have a good photo editor is to use the Freeware Program Irfan View. It has been around a long time and is highly rated by all of the sites that rate programs. I haven't used it in years, but it is supposed to be easy enough for a beginner and good enough for some decent editing of photos. You can download it from many sites. Here is one that I have trusted for years.

Another newer choice is available I ran across this easy to use and powerful image resize software that might work well for you to create smaller images to upload to the webserver.

It is called VSO Image Resizer and it is Free!

Here is a link where you can download the software if you like.

Photo resizer for Windows 7 - works same as Windows XP.

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Article ID: 16
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Date added: 02-27-2010 18:40pm
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