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Attachments or files

Postby mauramac » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:05 pm

Hi I just wanted to add a file of a simple chart but I keep being told it's too large as is the image of the sweater. Do we still have to go through the process of using photobucket or flikr to upload items to our posts?
Thank you.

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Re: Attachments or files

Postby darknit » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:03 pm

I always use this site to make my pictures smaller - it should work for charts too: http://resizeyourimage.com

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Re: Attachments or files

Postby TonyH » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:09 am

I use a small app on my laptop call IrfanView. Really easy to use and gets images down to an acceptable size. You can download it here :https://www.irfanview.com
:cheers: Tony

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Re: Attachments or files

Postby Peter » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:03 pm

It depends a little what the problem is as well. There are two types of "sizes":

1. Physical size, as in height and width. This is easily resolved with an image resizer, you don't really want to upload images at 4k or higher anyway as they won't display nicely on most people their devices.

2. File size, as in how much storage space an image takes. This is very easy to fix, just drag and drop the image onto this website: https://tinypng.com/

Then download the new version. It will be identical to before, and the same physical size, but it's "storage space size" (file size) will be much smaller in most cases. This is due to phones/cameras adding a ton of redundant information which your browser doesn't need to display the image. :)

Hope that helps!
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