cant upload photos on here...keeps saying they exceeded the maximum size...I can upload the same photos anywhere else...anyone know why????
The program used by this site is very easy to use, cheap and only allows pictures up to 197K pixels. I am sure newer programs are available which will be more complex (MTFCI), more expensive (monthly fee) and unlimited pictures. My friend Bruce was a cheapscake, as am I, and most who use the site don't want to change....
The official file size limit for photos is 200 KB, but in actual practice anything over 194 KB gets the bum's rush. In some cases it would be nice to have a higher limit, but for most pictures 194 KB is big enough.
It's easy to resize your images. I often use this free online service: http://www.picresize.com/
Only hassle is to find it again after I download the resized image from them - it'll go to a map with downloads and gets a rsz prefix in the name
There are many others sites that may or may not be easier to use if you google resize image.
I always use www.picresize.com All you have to do is browse to select your photo. Reduce it to 75% of the previous size, and save it. I save it to my desktop so it is easy to attach to a post. No need to worry about pixels and size of photo. This always brings it under the 194KB limit. It is all done for you.
If it is too small, just go back and do it again as a 50% reduction.
I have a file in my computer for "to web" pictures. I copy from the original to the "to web" file. Then I resize the picture for posting on this forum. I browse the "to web" site for the picture I want and upload to the forum.
That way, I don't alter the original picture, but only the copy which is in "to web"
I always scratch my head when I see posts about resizing.
I would think that any Microsoft Windows PC already has software loaded within its various programs with resizing capability and downloading a separate program from the internet is unnecessary.
For example, I believe you can resize photos in Microsoft Photo Gallery or Microsoft Paint and probably other Microsoft programs already loaded in your PC.
I have never owned a PC because I had employer provided laptops. It's been a long time since I had to resize a photo on a PC but I know I have done it with a Microsoft program already loaded on the machine.
I own a Mac and resizing photos is a breeze in Preview - the software comes with the computer when you purchase it. In addition to the resizing function in Preview, there are other methods/programs already loaded on the Mac such as iPhoto that you can use to resize the photo without having to download a separate program from the internet.
Frankly, after owning a Mac, I'll probably never buy a PC. However, when this one wears out, the next one will probably be a refurbished Mac from a reputable dealer instead of buying new.
I just used MS Paint to re-size this photo:
One of the reasons I hated my HP laptop is that in Paint I could never figure out a way to know what the final file size would be before resizing. I always had to pick a size, resize the picture, and if the file size turned out to be over the 194 KB limit, or way under it, do it again with a different size. Maybe there was a way to preview the file size, but I was never smart enough to find it. As Erik says, with a Mac it's a breeze. That's one of the the reasons I'll never go back.