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Hi, my recent post in the 'clock' forum produced pictures that were way too large physically when posted. From my perspective I just loaded jpg's of around 200K. How can I review my future posts and adjust the size to ensure that this will not happen again?

I suspect someone edited them subsequently as they do not show as big now as they did originally, (thanks)

Posts: 110 | Location: Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, UK | Registered: June 03, 2006
Picture of Jerry Treiman
I take two factors into account when I size images for the boards. First, I limit the width to 650 pixels so that it does not require scrolling from left to right. My own monitor and settings will accomodate a wider image, but some people still have smaller monitors. Second, I adjust the resolution to try to keep the total image size around 100kb so that folks with dial-up connections are not too inconvenienced.
Posts: 1455 | Location: Los Angeles, California USA | Registered: January 14, 2003
Thanks for the tips Jerry.

Have found a function 'resize' so stick with me while I try, this is 680pix by 68Kb


Posts: 110 | Location: Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, UK | Registered: June 03, 2006
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Picture of John D. Duvall

As Jerry mentioned, it is also desirable to limit the file size. For instance, the picture you posted is about 194K. I converted it to jpg and used my simple editing program to compress it down to only 61K. Can you tell any differences?

Posts: 1123 | Location: Arizona U.S.A. | Registered: January 21, 2003
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PC monitors show pictures on screen at from 72 to 96 ppi. (pixels per inch) - so it is best I find to send pics. within the above range - I usually use 72 ppi.

Picture rescaling is easy done in Photoshop Elements.

Posts: 423 | Location: West Walton, United Kingdom | Registered: November 16, 2005
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