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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2014, 08:41:38 AM »
FYI I still use Photobucket because for some reason, the forum doesn't seem to mind what the file size is when taking photos from there.


I upload the full size image to Photobucket and then paste in the link to my forum posts. I never have to shrink the file.


Hi guys. Sorry to re-visit an old thread but I thought it'd be better than starting a new one on the same subject.

I use Photobucket too and before the forum change used to shrink all my pics down 1 size (1024 x 768 to 800 x 600) and they fitted the screen nicely without having to use a toolbar to see the sides of each pic.

It seems that on the new forum this needs to come down a bit further.

I'll do a test here and put them on in stages to see what fits best

full size


800 x 600


600 x 450


400 x 300


200 x 150

Slight problem is that Photobucket used to have a set of pre-set sizes and 800 x 600 was called '15" screen' which must've been for forums or something. They don't have the pre-set ones now so the ones I have used are a bit random but the proportions are kept the same by Photobucket.

NB. If you read this post soon after I post it the pics might not have settled to the different sizes yet. Sometimes it takes a day or so to map over when you change them


Why dont you just upload them to the forum and save yourself some time ? 200kb is maximum size, you can add 20 per post and 800 x 600 is about right. Simples  8)
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2014, 01:12:44 PM »
I might do that but am just used to doing it the Photobucket way. Also when I used to shrink pictures down, using Paint, to 200KB for a Jaguar forum the quality was terrible which put me off doing it that way.

I'll give it another go.

NB with the 800 x 600 you still need to use the toolbar to see some of the pic and the 600 x 450 is a bit small. Here's something inbetween


700 x 525 fits just right

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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2014, 10:03:48 PM »
I might do that but am just used to doing it the Photobucket way. Also when I used to shrink pictures down, using Paint, to 200KB for a Jaguar forum the quality was terrible which put me off doing it that way.

I'll give it another go.

NB with the 800 x 600 you still need to use the toolbar to see some of the pic and the 600 x 450 is a bit small. Here's something inbetween


700 x 525 fits just right


Pic looks good but you are still making yourself extra work by not uploading direct to the forum. Photobucket can pull the plug anyday and then what ? Free is only free for so long unless you upload to the "free" Aircooled RD Club forum ! Dont be "used" to things - move on ?
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2014, 09:22:47 PM »
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2014, 09:28:25 PM »

Comes out too small on my laptop, and it's an 8yr old machine. Mind you, the screen resolution is 1680 x 1050  ;D

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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2014, 09:29:11 PM »
I use the above little programme (Axiom Picsizer) - search google and download.

I use it to reduce whole folders of big photos like the rally
I create a folder called small (whatever)
Press process and you end up with a folder of little photos just right for the forum.

You may need a bit of practice to get the hang of it.

Only draw back is the new little pictures will be numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 and so on - you will need to change all the titles before uploading any to the forum
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2014, 09:33:36 PM »
Its almost impossible Pete nowadays to get everything to fit every screen and resolution. I pad, i phone, smart phone, tablet, wide screen, lcd screen blah bah. I paid big money for software that is "supposed" to resize my websites to cope with everything but its not perfect ?
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2014, 09:45:11 PM »
Not criticising it Barrie, just responding to the "700 x 525 fits just right bit".
I normally resize everything to 800 x 600 or pretty close in deference to those who still have 1024 x 768 res. on their screens, but there can't be too many of those left around now surely? I find that's generally a good size for most views, and sometimes I crop pictures to that instead of resizing the whole thing, when I want to show close-ups or more detail.
Mid you, ipads seem to have a will of their own when it comes to resizing websites to screen fit
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2014, 09:54:53 PM »
Could not agree more Pete. Hate all apple products. Nightmare for website designers as, like you say, they have a mind of theor own. I get sick of clients telling me their website does not view the same on an i pad or i phone. I just tell them to chuck them in  the bin and stop trying to be so fashion concious  8)
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2014, 01:14:47 AM »
800x600 seems to be a good size and now use the re-sizer Del recommends but does take some learning to use correctly as it is not totally "user friendly"........... still fiddling with it. Re-sized to 800x600 and reduced file size by 75% works for me but that is only for my camera which I have also reduced the file size resolution to 2 megapixel when I am taking pictures for posting, anyone using the full resolution of their camera will need to "tweak" this according to the source file size and then save the setting in the software.
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2014, 12:12:30 AM »
The resizer I use does take a bit of practice - it could be made easier

With all these things a bit of practice is needed to find the correct "settings" you use on any resizer to get the desired result for posting on forums. Everyones camera and PC settings are a bit different.

When you discover what works for you then stick with it

I use my resizer for reducing pictures before I ever upload albums anywhere. All pictures I upload to any forum or picture hoster are only ever around the 150KB Jpeg file size
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2015, 07:45:32 PM »
When uploading from my iPad, the forum says it doesn't recognise image.jpg format and I have to use jpg. Format.

I've googled lots but can't find ask solution. Any ideas?

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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #42 on: November 09, 2015, 09:30:35 AM »
Change the name of the image to ssomething random like ffhj67789.jpg

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