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Old February 1st, 2006, 08:39 AM
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I have the hardest time posting pictures on pets.ca

I know they need to under 100 k, but I finally get them under that size, it's not worth posting because the picture are too small. I am wondering how people like Prin, Lucky, BMD, Badger post bigger pictures without it going over 100 k.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 10:01 AM
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Or you can make it approx 500 x 500 pixels which is something like this:

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Old February 1st, 2006, 10:14 AM
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There is no problem with a 100 k or less photo and you can use the free program located at irfanview.com to resize the pic.

Whe users have problems - It usually has to do with the QUALITY they saved their photo at.
The photo below is just under 100k and is saved at medium-high quality.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 10:17 AM
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This is the same photo but saved at medium quality through the graphics program.
You cannot tell the difference.
But if this was a file that you dumped from your camera to your computer it would have easily been 5-20 times bigger and the board would have rejected it. Why? Because when you print a photo from a digital file - you need a lot of info (megapixels) in that file to get a good print.

This is NOT the case with the web as is clearly illustrated by the examples below - where 2 indentical looking photos are half the filesize of one another. Sooo in order so that the pages don't take forever to load (because a 500k file takes 5 times longer that a 100k file to load) and not to waste webspace for no reason - the limit is 100k.

Personally the files I upload are almost never more than 40k in jpeg or gif format.

Hope that helps.

I do realize this can be tricky for some.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 10:36 AM
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How do I change the quality of the pictures I save on? I don't actually take the pictures,the picutres are given to me and then I try to upload them, I am not succesful at all! I will try pictures on my lunch hour. Wish me luck!!
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Old February 1st, 2006, 10:47 AM
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The quality of those pictures almost surely needs to be changed (reduced, so that you can get them to under 100k) and you'll need a graphics program to do it...try the free program mentioned in this thread.

It's best to just try it and learn - but if it's just a few photos and you're having trouble just email them to me and I'll do it for you, my pleasure.
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I realize it's a pain for some - but it's painless once you learn how.

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Old February 21st, 2006, 11:54 AM
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Okay, I'm really confused. The File Attachement here says Max Filesize 100.0KB - is that different than just "k"?

I know I have no trouble resizing pics to post, but obviously am mixed up with the different measurements.
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Old February 21st, 2006, 12:26 PM
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kb and k are usually used interchangeably - same thing
1000k or 1000Kb = 1 meg or 1MB
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Old February 21st, 2006, 12:55 PM
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Resolution vs pixel size vs file size

A concept that confuses people is the difference between the pixel size, resolution, and file size.

Pixel size - this is the equivalent of inches or centimeters for images on the web. So if an image is 500 pixels by 500 pixels it will be a medium sized square on most monitors.
If it's 50x50 pixels - it will be a small thumbnail.
If it's 5000x5000 pixels it will be a humungous image and you will need to scroll up and down and sideways to see the image on most monitors. (Unless your monitor is the size of a huge TV)

Resolution resolution refers to how much information lies between the pixels. It can be measured in pixels, dots per (DPI) inch etc.
So for example, you can have an image that is 500x500 pixels, the resolution refers to how many 'dots' make up that image. The more dots - the sharper the image. (For printed images you need a lot of resolution to get a sharp image - for the web you do not, and images that ARE too large take a LONG time to load)

File size refers to the overall weight of the file based on pixel size and resolution. It is usually expressed in KB or K (kilobytes) or MB or meg (megabytes). It can easily be checked by right clicking on any image file and going down to properties.

Again for the purposes of uploading images on this board 100K is plenty - most of the images I upload are under 40k.

Hope that makes things a bit clearer

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Old February 21st, 2006, 01:10 PM
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But what I don't get is this:
Why is there no detail in this pic, when it is 635x717 and 96.9kb and...
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