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Picture Size?

Postby Commander Cody » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:23 pm

What size should a picture be for a successful post?
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Re: Picture Size?

Postby gwashorn » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:23 am

I wish to know as well. I know there is a limit for attachment and mine show up as an attachment in the thread. then you click on it to see it. Others I notice post pics that are full size in the message, easy to see when you read it. Am I missing something here? Thanks.

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Re: Picture Size?

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Re: Picture Size?

Postby gwashorn » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:16 am

Oldgringo, yes and I have many ways I do this in my video production company, but I am wanting to understand how to embed the photos on this site and why mine come as attachments and others are full size in the message. I think the size limit here is a 256K pic. Thanks

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Re: Picture Size?

Postby AndyC » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:32 am

Commander Cody wrote:What size should a picture be for a successful post?

I tend towards a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels - in other words, I'll first resize a photo down to that size before posting it.
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Re: Picture Size?

Postby dalto » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:38 am

AndyC wrote:
Commander Cody wrote:What size should a picture be for a successful post?

I tend towards a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels - in other words, I'll first resize a photo down to that size before posting it.


I used to do this but with screen result ions so rapidly on the rise I tend to use at least 1000 on the larger dimension now. An 800x600 picture on a 1920x1080 screen is pretty small.

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Re: Picture Size?

Postby USA1 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:41 am

I use http://tinypic.com/.
I select "Message Board (640X480)" then upload.
In the "Direct link for layouts" field, click the provided url to highlight.
Right click to copy that, then paste it between the [ img ] [ /img ] brackets when making a post.
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Re: Picture Size?

Postby AndyC » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:10 am

dalto wrote:
AndyC wrote:
Commander Cody wrote:What size should a picture be for a successful post?

I tend towards a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels - in other words, I'll first resize a photo down to that size before posting it.


I used to do this but with screen result ions so rapidly on the rise I tend to use at least 1000 on the larger dimension now. An 800x600 picture on a 1920x1080 screen is pretty small.

I hear you - but not everyone has a screen resolution that big, unfortunately. I wish there was a perfect size that would suit everyone :???:
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Re: Picture Size?

Postby WarHawk-AVG » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:15 am

800x600 is widely accepted as the "norm" for direct picture posting

If you have very large pictures then using the indirect html code to the picture is best.

If you are running XP you can resize an entire directory of pictures down to 800x600 in about 5 seconds!
Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/Down ... rtoys.mspx
Image Resizer
This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click.


Sweet..looks like someone has re-written the XP powertoy to work on Vista and 7 (x86 and x64 versions)
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