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Re sizing pics
#1
I've started a thread regarding my purchase of the done deal Delorean but I am struggling to add the pics due to sizing - I'm using an I pad and I phone - can someone explain how I do it - many thanks
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#2
You and me both Dave...not exactly user friendly ......to us non-techy's.
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#3
I think it's best to use a PC to post pictures on the forum.  You have more control over the sizes of them.

A simple method is to use Microsoft Paint, or another Photograph editing capable program to get the file size down to 500kbytes or less (That's 1/2 a Mb to most people).  You can do this by making sure it's of a less memory intensive file format, like a .PNG.  You can still use .JPG or .BMP but the physical size of these formats would have to be significantly smaller by comparison to the likes of a .PNG.

I'll use MS Paint as an example, since anyone using a PC will have access to that program.

- Open your picture.
- Save as (new file name).PNG.
- Assess size of this new file by hovering over it with your mouse, or right clicking on it and looking at the properties of the file.

At this point, if it says the file is less that 500kbytes (0.5Mbs), then you can go ahead and attach it to the forum now.

If not, do the following:

- Reopen your new .PNG photo file with MS Paint.
- Click on "Resize"
- On the Popup window, ensure the tick box called "Maintain aspect ratio" is selected and make sure the "percentage" button is selected too.
- Both Horizontal and Vertical boxes should have "100" written within them.  Pick one and reduce this "100" to a smaller number.  Half the size obvioulsy being "50" instead of "100".  I recommend picking the Horizontal one to change.  Due to the "Maintain aspect ratio" option being selected, the vertical will also change automatically.
- Now press "OK" and you'll see your photo has been reduced in size (by 50% if you chose "50" instead of "100")
- Save and assess again.

Keep doing this until the file size is acceptable for the forum to accept (LESS THAN 500kbytes "KB")


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#4
Best to resize on a pc or upload the images elsewhere and link to them here.

Alternatively, this forum could be adjusted to allow larger size images.

It’s usually quite easy to do. Maybe there was a reason it’s set to such a small size?

I work in IT and have administered many website and forums. I can help change the forum settings if the team are unsure how to go about it and are open to changing that setting.
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#5
It probably comes down to cost of server space. More photos or bigger photos means more required storage to contain them. Maybe it's a case that more space equals more money to sit the website on the net. More money would then mean higher DOC membership costs for everyone. I'm just guessing though. The website is in the hands of others.
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"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
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Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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#6
Fair enough. If any help is needed I don’t mind chipping in!
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#7
I must admit I'm not too happy with the present set up.

Its not as if we are 'overburdened ' with posts......more activity would be good...in my opinion.
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#8
I agree actually. It's just that I can understand why its the way it is right now. So i just figured out what i had to do to get along.
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Chris M. Morionem qui loquitur multus sine cogitatione.
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"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
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Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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#9
Some hosts offer unlimited storage space and bandwidth. It’s hard to compare without knowing what the current package is. But this may have all been checked before, I’m fairly new to the club so don’t know all the ins and outs. :-)
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#10
I'm not in a position of knowledge on this subject either. It would be for "a.another" to answer.
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"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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#11
Well I managed adding a couple of pics on my done deal Delorean thread but it was hard work - I used an app called lunapic- probably an easier way - never a problem on the eurotec site
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#12
Quote:I'm not in a position of knowledge on this subject either. It would be for "a.another" to answer.
This all down to Rich H, nothing to do with me.
I'm happy with whatever.
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#13
Agreed, this is something that we can discuss with Rich H at the AGM at the NEC as he is the Forum Administrator Wink
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