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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2015, 02:06:45 AM »
I'm also an MSFT employee, but store all of the pictures I'm going to share on picasa - the embedding and resizing is brain dead simple and picasa albums are also integrated with android phones.

I'd say 8/10 pictures posted on the forum are monstrosities which I can only see a small portion of my my monitors, having people post properly sized pics would be really great.
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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2015, 09:04:32 PM »
+1 with Josh on Picasa. It's awesome photo organizer. If I'm gonna upload photos on here I batch export them in Picasa. When you click on export you can choose your "Resize to:" in pixels and make it much easier to upload on these forums. I usually recommend 800 pixels for resizing.
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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2015, 10:11:34 PM »
I also like Picasa, but find the simplicity of resizing in MS Paint quicker.
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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2015, 10:43:13 AM »
I use irfanview and batch resize the pictures to save time.  irfanview is free.
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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2015, 12:48:34 PM »
I guess it all depends on what you're planning on doing with the pictures.  Paint and irfanview are great tools for local/batch operations like vacation or family photo management.  But I see them both as overkill for something like a cell phone picture of the meal that I just want to share with forum buddies.

In the end, I think the goal would be finding something simple to learn/use so that the pictures posted on the forum are of an appropriate size.  Maybe just a forced re-size function built into the attachment feature would be a good alternative?
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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2015, 01:52:32 PM »
Maybe just a forced re-size function built into the attachment feature would be a good alternative?
This software has that capability.  One of my other forum sites uses this version of software and pictures are resized for viewing by the forum site. 

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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2015, 06:04:59 PM »
I guess it all depends on what you're planning on doing with the pictures.  Paint and irfanview are great tools for local/batch operations like vacation or family photo management.  But I see them both as overkill for something like a cell phone picture of the meal that I just want to share with forum buddies.

In the end, I think the goal would be finding something simple to learn/use so that the pictures posted on the forum are of an appropriate size.  Maybe just a forced re-size function built into the attachment feature would be a good alternative?

My problem is that one picture is just not enough!  I try to contribute by adding step by step instructions and step by step photos.  I am a self professed computer expert and photoshop guru.  This smokinitforum handles images very poorly relative to other forums I sometimes frequent.  This forced me to come up with the easiest, laziest, most effective way to move pictures from my phone to this forum.  The result was irfanview since I did not have photoshop on all of my computers and I never know when I want to upload stuff to this forum.  With irfanview, I have a free and standardized way to select a bunch of pictures, format it down to 1000 pixels, resample down to the appropriate resolution, and have everything in one directory for me to select and upload photos.

Additionally, I use dropbox to upload photos automatically and have them available locally on the hard drive for irfanview to digest into smaller photos for me to upload.

again, all this so that I can be as lazy as possible :)  and cheap.
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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2015, 10:34:09 AM »
If you are using your phone for photos you easily resize them on your phone with an app.

For the Iphone try out  Simple Resize By tekunodo.
Resize your photo.
It's free, easy to use, just try it!

How to use
1. Choose photo from your library / Take a picture.
2. Set saved photo size.
3. Save.


If you are you using an android phone look for Photo & Picture Resizer by farluner

How Smart Image Resizer works:
1) select the picture
2) the picture resizer displays the selected photo
3) select the resolution (width x height) from the list
4) the selected picture is reduced and displayed

Smart Image Resizer Features:
* Absolutely free
* Original pictures are not touched
* Resized pictures are automatically saved in the 'Pictures/PhotoResizer' directory
* Very good quality of the resized photos
* Photos resized several times do not lose quality



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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2015, 03:52:20 PM »
Update:  Ben, the IT guy, loaded a mod to resize photos.  It will now automatically set the max width to 680 px.  Tried uploading a really big photo today, and it worked great!  Thanks Ben!!
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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2015, 04:22:40 PM »
Thanks Ben and Tony! This should really help out quite a bit!
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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2015, 04:56:39 PM »
The quiet "Oz" of this site.

Sounds like a good improvement.
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Re: Posting Pictures
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2015, 06:36:26 PM »
Thank you Tony and Ben.
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