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« on: August 07, 2006 05:00:42 PM »

Why can others post such large pics up. i had a pic that was 185 kb and it wouldn't take it not even zipped... any suggestions? I had to crop the pic til it was nothing Sad Please help. Does it really have to be 350x350 pixels? And if so how do you get such nice pics? Is there a way to put larger pics up?

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2007 11:29:27 PM »

I'm having exactly the same problem.  How have you been cropping/resizing your images?  I've just been trying it through Paint, although I'm sure there's a better way than that.  Also, I've found that I'm getting a lot of white space around my little picture when I post it.  What's going on??

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007 06:53:43 PM »

I know how to do this, but I can't get my pictures to work. LOL. What I do is I upload the photo into paint. I then use the dotted rectangle button and crop it as close as possible. Then I copy it and then paste it into a new paint. It should work. Hope this helps!

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2007 07:17:51 PM »

it's not just cropping and resizing.... it's the quality... like: "300 dpi"  you can have a large sized image optimized for the web... I know my explination isn't great, it's late... sorry

Use a software like picassa (Free), which will optimize it for you. 


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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007 10:43:34 AM »

Instead of cropping your pictures, use a photo program like Photoshop or Paintshop Pro and use the "IMAGE > RESIZE" option. Try making it 75% or 50% of the original size if it's REALLY large.
It'll make your picture smaller, without reduing the quality and you won't have to crop down to nothing anymore! Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2007 12:50:47 PM »

Lol... I just read my last post.  I sound dumb.   Roll Eyes

jMi, That was what I was trying to say...

I use Photoshop on my desktop, but when I'm away and just need to resize a pic on my laptop, I just use Picassa... It's easy and free.  Use the "export" button on the bottom and it will optimize it by size and quality!


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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2007 09:40:27 AM »

I use Paint Shop and was having a problem with the pictures being too small, but still too many kb.  Then I discovered in >view, >toolbars, that there is a box called 'web toolbar'.  When I click that it puts 3 little blue arrows on my toolbar that say 'gif' 'jpeg' or 'png' and if I click the one I want to convert to then a window opens that automatically "optimizes" the image for the web.  I just clicked 'OK' and it automatically dropped the amount of data, which allowed me to have a bigger pictures/smaller kb.he
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2007 03:09:35 PM »

Just to let you guys know, there are free picture editing websites you can use, such as Picnik and Snipshot (my fave).

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