What is the secret to getting the photos to download on the classified ads? Thanks
The usual way is to rightclick over a photo and click 'Save As'.
If you mean "save it to your computer", right click and "save as" as Garnet states above. If you want to post a photo to the "classifieds. Do it the same as posting to the main forum threads. Hit the "upload attachment" button below. choose the photo you want to post, and it will attach it to your message. remember to resize the pic. I think 200kb is the limit...
I can't tell you about right or left click because I don't have that stuff. Can't you just click on it and drag it to your desktop?
You can open your photo in Microsoft Paint and resize it from there and resave it for your upload. I just did one that was about 1.1Mb and used 20% as a guess. It came down to about 124kb.
Mac user Steve Jelf:
On a Mac, clicking on the mouse is the same as a left click on a PC mouse.
To right click on a Mac mouse, press the "control" key and then click the mouse.
Also - in system preferences you can format the Mac mouse to have both a left click and a right click by pressing down on the left side of the mouse or right side of the mouse, respectively.
If you can SEE it you can SAVE it.
The print screen key is indispensable for that.
Open the image in PAINT and save it as a jpg.......done.
I never cared for Paint because as far as I could tell there's no way to know what the file size is going to be before you resize.
Here I've resized a picture to 194 KB and to 124 KB as in Mark's example. Granted, there's not a huge difference in how the final results look, but sometimes you want that extra size, and it's nice to be able to get it without repeatedly guessing and resizing until you get to the magic 194 KB. Maybe there's an equally convenient way to resize in Paint, but if there is I was never smart enough to figure it out.
OK, so I can add the right/left complication to my Mac. Why? I wear glasses, not contacts, and I wear clothes with lots of pockets instead of carrying a purse. I figure there's enough inconvenience in the normal course of things without looking for more. I prefer simplicity to complexity.
Right clicking on a Mac is a fast and easy short cut - nothing complicated at all.
Try it - you'll like it. You don't have to format your house. Just hold the control key when you click the mouse.
For example, if I right click with the cursor on your bushing image, I get the following options:
- Open image in new tab
- Open image in new window
- Save image to "Downloads"
- Save image as
- Add image to iPhoto library
- Copy image address
- Copy image
In my opinion, much easier than highlighting the image to copy it or dragging and dropping it on the desk top and then doing a "file save as" or going to finder to put it in a separate file, etc.
If you highlight text and right click on it, you can copy it instead of going up to the tool bar and clicking "Edit."
You always know what the file size is for any file in Windows. Hovering the cursor over a file icon causes the file properties - including the size - to automatically be displayed. So if you are opening a file in Paint or any other program you just hesitate for an instant before clicking and guess what - there it is.
That's not my gripe about Paint, Royce. Sure, it's easy in Windows to see what the file size is. My problem with it is that it doesn't tell you what the size is going to be after resizing (Resulting Size), like this:
I can adjust the height or width until I see the magic 194 KB before I click OK. In Windows how do you know what the file size will be after resizing? I never found a way.
Erik, I like that. A handy little wrinkle I didn't know.
Save them in an open account like Photobucket and put a link in your ad.