I have read in several forums that people are having problems posting photos. Most of the problems is the size of the photo in information (kilobytes) and length and width (inches). There is a photo editor on the CNET website that is real good to use. It is called "IrfanView". It can be simple and easy to use or you can go more advanced and do a lot to your photos. Here are the links (one is for a 32 bit computer system and the other is for a 64 bit computer system. You need to know what you computer is before downloading it.)
32 bit system
64 bit system
Once the program is installed the steps are easy to size you photos:
1. Find your photos that you placed on you computer with the thumbnail screen (this is a really cool item because you can see all the photos at once).
2. Click on the photo you want and it is loaded into the editor.
3. Highlight (outline) the area of the photo you want.
4. Click the "edit" tab and then click "crop selection"
5. Click the "image" tab and then click "resize/resample"
6. Change the size of the photo(I use inches)and clink OK
7. Click the "file" tab and then click "save as"
8. Choose where you want to save the photo and then use the "slider" (right box on the screen) to make the information size bigger or smaller (50K to 500K)(kilobytes)
9. Then save it.
If you like more advanced photo editing then it can do that too. I sell a lot on ebay and I can knock out about 150 to 200 photos in an hour with this editor. I have set up several other users with this program and they seems to like it very well. Try it and see if you like it, but remember this is only my opinion.
IrfanView has been suggested here several times a year for at least the last 22 years. I've been using it since it came out.
My only suggestion here is:
DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT FROM CNET. Download it directly from the IrfanView site.
A suggestion, whether you're using this method or any other: make a copy to edit and save the original full size photo in case you need it later. Once it's resized, you can't get it back.
I noticed that some posts upload 4 or more pictures in one post. How is that done?
If you post four or more, only two or three at a time will show up in the preview. Each time you click Preview/Post different ones will show in preview. But when you finally click Post this Message all of them will post.
Many on the forum must be using Windows.
Here is a snapshot of the world's largest photo at 365 gigapixels in its native format. It fits my entire screen and can be magnified further.
I used the Windows Snipping Tool and saved the image to my desktop under a new name. It always fits within the forum file size restriction.
Step by step for Snipping Tool
1)Select Snipping tool from Windows menu.
2)Click opposite corners of the image you wish to save or re-size.
3)File snip under a new name.
wow!!!!!!!!!!! you got to be kiding. charley
The only problem with posting large sized pictures with a lot of information (kilobytes), is that if you do a lot of pictures to sell an item it can be slow to download them to your device (your customer's device). If their computer is old or if their internet connection is slow also if they are using a smart phone, large sized pictures burn up the data and can be slow to download. Just something to think about.
One thing I like about the Snipping Tool is that it removes all the metadata from the photo in addition to cropping it and reducing file size.
Google "metadata on iPhone photos" and see what information is attached to photos you mail to others. This is one piece of privacy I can control. I don't want to e-mail a photo to someone interested in buying my car only to find out that he figured out where it's stored from the photo file.
An iPhone snip of my drinking buddy.
Are these photos and those in the Classifieds only posted using s PC or laptop? Forgive my ignorance, but can photos be posted from a smart phone when you're mobile?
You are right, that is why I use my DSLR camera. It also gives me a start of a 20 megapixel picture that is 36 inches by 36 inches to play with anyway I want.
George - I think all smartphones have functions to take a picture of the screen very easy - and that'll solve both the resizing/deidentifying problem
Thanks Roger. I'll try to research how to do it...we bought a PC nearly 20 years ago and traded it in for a Dell laptop about 8 years ago. But, since we each traded in out land lines for smart phones about 4 years ago, I've never even turned on the laptop. It's my intent to take pictures of T parts like Dave Huson does and immediately post to the MTFCA classifieds. All from a cell phone....