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Old 19-08-2010, 17:09   #1
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Tried to Upload . . . File Is Too Big

Got this message:

The file that you have tried to attach is too big. The maximum size is 2097152 bytes.

No idea how to make a file smaller, but have been uploading photos many times to this site in the past without a problem.

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Do I make my "file" smaller on the PC, or on some photo program like Picasso?

Does this site have some repair tools like ebay?
(Never had a photo too big on ebay, that place swallows anything or will fix during the upload..never a problem)
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Old 19-08-2010, 17:23   #2
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yes picasso will do it
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Old 19-08-2010, 17:44   #3
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yes picasso will do it
Thx, but uh..Got a 1,2,3 solution on how...?

All these fancy programs are made for fellow soft-ware engineers:
They are trying to impress each other how sophfistcated they are but they forget me (Joe Six-pack) just trying to find a F..... button that says
right-size the picture.

Ain't no such thing.

Joe's got to dig around and dig around like being on some f... Easter Egg hunt trying to right-size, down-size and fix a problem that should not be there in the first place.

Imagine driving down the highway and the speed limit sign says 65...
The automotive engineers and the highway engineers however forgot to tell anybody how to reduce the speed to 65 as there is no throttle and no brake pedal.
Ya are supossed to be a geek or subscribe to reverse osmosis to figure that one out.
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Old 19-08-2010, 19:35   #4
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Hi, The word to look for is *resample*

If you are a windoze user you can open Paint, open the photo in it and then click on *attributes* under *image*

The width and height of the image will be in boxes there. You will need to pay attention to the aspect ratio and reduce it evenly by percentages on each side. That means in case I didn't say that correctly, that you can't just take 50 off each side. You have to take 50% off each side, or 10%, or whatever gets it down to under say 600 pixels on the largest size.

Let me know if this makes no sense at all and I'll try to help you figure it out ; -)
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Old 19-08-2010, 20:22   #5
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Aye Sarafina...Lets start with the above statement:

Shoot me an email on bigdagus at yahoo.com and I will send the stupid oversized image to your kind attention and hopefully you can rightsize and send back to me so I can store on my album..

Dinner and drinks on me of course..
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lol.... will do
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Old 19-08-2010, 22:21   #7
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Here are a couple of website that have a simple tool for resizing or cropping images.

Free Online Picture Resizer - Crop and Resize photos, images, or pictures online for FREE!
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"PhotoRazor" is a great (free and small) piece of software to use for resizing. It saves the resized photo in a different folder so your originals remain intact. Very easy to use.

Free download - PhotoRazor Photo Resizer Free Software - Overview

I have no connection to this - have just used it regularly for about 5 years.
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The one I love is Irfanview because it loads all photos so quickly

Its the default photo program here.

www.irfanview.com

And its FREE!
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Image Resizer

If you have Windows 7 , Vista or XP, there is a cool tool that lets you do it right in your folder. The advantage is you don't have to open a program to do it. You just right-click on the photo and choose "Resize Pictures".

These are screen shots of the 7/Vista version:







For XP it is one of the Power Toys

-> Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

Look in the right column. "Image Resizer" is the 5th from the bottom.

After you install, just right-click on a photo (or group of photos) and choose "Resize Pictures" and select your parameters.

If you are on Windows 7 or Vista, there is an Open Source clone of the same thing as above.

-> Image Resizer Powertoy Clone For Windows 7/Vista

It works just like the XP version, but remembers more settings.

Hints:
  • Lets say you have a group of photos, some horizontal, some vertical, all 1024x768. You want them all 800x600. Select "Custom" and enter 800 and 800 to fit an 800x800 screen.
  • There are additional parameters you can see by clicking "Advanced" at the bottom. One of these is to resize without creating a copy.
I have used these in XP and 7, but not Vista.

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