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Title: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: Harry Martin on April 18, 2018, 01:52:35 am
Over the years, I happen to notice pictures (fotobucket) dissappearing from previous posts.
I also noticed that many folks don't know how to resize their massive cell phone pictures.

I may have a solution.

Try this site: https://tinypng.com/

What you do is send your photo to the above site. It auto-magically crunches it down, like waaaaay down in size.
It then provides a link to where you download it back to your computer.
After you download the new image, you can add it as an attachment to your post.

I have to say, it works great and does not lose image quality.

Here's an example: My typical cell phone image is 3.6Mb. After crunching, it came out at 320kB. Big difference.
If after your image is still too big (>340kB), then run it through again. After each iteration, the file gets smaller, and quality may suffer a tad.

But, I have to say, it has been working great for me on every try. It is a big time saver as I don't have to open my image editors to do the ugly manual resizing.

 :great:
Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: Sport Rider on April 18, 2018, 01:53:36 pm
I just open my images in paint and resize them to about 35%.  :-|
Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: ron203 on April 18, 2018, 02:44:02 pm
I downsize them in Paint also, then upload them to the COG Media center,  then "reference" them from there to show up in posts. Not hard. Cheaper than a hosting site. I like the idea though.
Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: Deepsea on April 23, 2018, 10:04:06 am
If you're using a Mac or MacBook simply open (double click) on the photo then export (click file, export) to to your desktop. You can choose the quality and size. Then when choosing the file to load onto COG simply select the photo from your desktop. You can then delete the photo from your desktop to keep it from getting to junked up and the original photo will still be in the photo directory.
Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: funsize on June 03, 2018, 10:06:47 am
Thanks for the info

Irene
Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: Stasch on June 03, 2018, 10:58:43 am
IrfanView is another great freeware tool, that does a lot more than resizing.

One limitation is it can only manipulate one graphic file at a time.

There are others out there that can do tasks in batches.
Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: RWulf on June 03, 2018, 01:54:02 pm
Gee, thanks Stasch
Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 05, 2018, 11:57:22 pm
just doing this again, because it hasn't been said in a while


I know we all like 10 zillion megapixel photos...
but in reality, turn your camera's setting for file size down... and then you can easily use software like this, to make pictures that fit as attachments... using the "image" and 'resize and re sample' on the software...

https://www.irfanview.net/ (https://www.irfanview.net/)

Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: SteveJ. on September 22, 2018, 09:11:46 pm
It would be nice if the forum software would automatically resize what is sent to it. No screwing around with uploads downloads throughloads or guessing what will or will not work.

I've been doing some travel lately and have some pretty cool pics. I just haven't found an easy way to post without the above shenanigans.

A nice, easy, seamless transfer from Google photos would be really cool.
Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: Harry Martin on September 22, 2018, 10:18:48 pm
Google Play has some Apps that will resize your photo.

Use keywords "photo" + "resize" and several of them pop up.
Try them all till you find one that works for you.
Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: SteveJ. on September 22, 2018, 10:59:03 pm
Google Play has some Apps that will resize your photo.

Use keywords "photo" + "resize" and several of them pop up.
Try them all till you find one that works for you.

I have one and tried a couple others. Still a P.I.A.

But thanks.     :beerchug:
Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: cra-z1000 on September 23, 2018, 12:01:22 am
If I save a picture from facebook back to my phone, then post it here , it works .
Title: Re: Resizing Pictures for Posting
Post by: Harry Martin on September 23, 2018, 12:18:24 am
Google Play has some Apps that will resize your photo.

Use keywords "photo" + "resize" and several of them pop up.
Try them all till you find one that works for you.

I have one and tried a couple others. Still a P.I.A.

But thanks.     :beerchug:

I know what you mean.
Putting fuel in my C14 is a P.I.A. as well.
Someday, all these problems will go away.  ;)