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Hi,

On Sunday (6 Dec 09) i shot a few pictures of Gallagher Park using a camera that was set to shot the pictures at 11 MegaPixels but when i tried to upload them to the Gallery on this site it says they are to large, anyone know how i can make the size a bit smaller? The help would be handy and next time it will shot at about 5 MegaPixels!

Thanks

Note:When i say making the pictures smaller i dont mean cropping them i mean making the size of the picture smaller.

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I think we know what you mean! smile.gif

It's pointless uploading multi-megabyte pix to the web because they will take an age to display in a browser. That is unless you want to leave a high resolution version for folks to download for printing etc. You'll also eat up your member allowance in no time if you go over-the-top.

No doubt Fourgee will give us the current guidelines - they change from year to year. But an easy way to find out what is usual is to go into the gallery and right click on the largest images available. The dialogue box should tell you about the image, including the file size. The server is clever these days, and produces the smaller sizes and thumbnails without you even noticing.

The best tool to resize depends on what format you are using; what operating system; and whether you are prepared to pay, and how much. I'm more familiar with Linux utilities than Windows. But assuming nothing came in-the-box with your camera a Google around for free image editors will produce a result. A good free image viewer for Windows almost ten years back was Irfan (a guy's name). I'm sure he's still doing it and that it has some editing capability for popular formats. Photoshop and Fireworks are amongst the ones many pros use, but they cost! You'll often hear that something has been Photoshopped - meaning messed with. On Linux you'll get what you want for free. <fanfare> A really user-friendly Linux is Ubuntu. biggrin.gif

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I think we know what you mean! :)

It's pointless uploading multi-megabyte pix to the web because they will take an age to display in a browser. That is unless you want to leave a high resolution version for folks to download for printing etc. You'll also eat up your member allowance in no time if you go over-the-top.

No doubt Fourgee will give us the current guidelines - they change from year to year. But an easy way to find out what is usual is to go into the gallery and right click on the largest images available. The dialogue box should tell you about the image, including the file size.

The best tool to resize depends on what format you are using; what operating system; and whether you are prepared to pay, and how much. I'm more familiar with Linux utilities than Windows. But assuming nothing came in-the-box with your camera a Google around for free image editors will produce a result. A good free image viewer for Windows almost ten years back was Irfan (a guy's name). I'm sure he's still doing it and that it has some editing capability for popular formats. Photoshop and Fireworks are amongst the ones many pros use, but they cost! You'll often hear that something has been Photoshopped - meaning messed with. On Linux you'll get what you want for free. <fanfare> A really user-friendly Linux is Ubuntu. biggrin.gif

Thanks mate, will try something later :)

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Get a copy of vso image resizer. It's free and has right-click shell integration built in. I'll let you know the current max filesize and dimensions when I get back on the desktop.

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OK filesize limit was set at 1Mb so I've upped it to 4 until the hosting company starts complaining :)

Max image display size is 1600x1200 but I think you should be able to upload larger and the image will automatically be resized down. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Total diskspace limit is 50Mb per user but can be upped on request.

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OK filesize limit was set at 1Mb so I've upped it to 4 until the hosting company starts complaining :)

Max image display size is 1600x1200 but I think you should be able to upload larger and the image will automatically be resized down. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Total diskspace limit is 50Mb per user but can be upped on request.

Thanks FourGee, Your the man! B)

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Hi,

On Sunday (6 Dec 09) i shot a few pictures of Gallagher Park using a camera that was set to shot the pictures at 11 MegaPixels but when i tried to upload them to the Gallery on this site it says they are to large, anyone know how i can make the size a bit smaller? The help would be handy and next time it will shot at about 5 MegaPixels!

Thanks

Note:When i say making the pictures smaller i dont mean cropping them i mean making the size of the picture smaller.

Try downloading a site called pixresizer i use 33% it works for me and i am not the best at downloading stuff

Edited by Brian Cross

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i reccomend !*!@# for all image editing needs:

http://tinyurl.com/bgz5qg

Toby

"On Linux you'll get what you want for free" - and sometimes those great Linux programs get ported to Windows. tongue.gif

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Hi m8. A good programme and its what i use is Ulead Photoimpact version 12.

You simply upload your pics to your computer and open one up at a time. Click in edit and resize, and click to reduce the size. Simple.

I will look see if i still got my old version as it did the same and if i have you can have it.

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