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    Pictures

    Is there something we can do about the size limit on pictures? I have my camera set for the smallest it will take, 640x480 and it still will not let me upload them. The limit is 150 kb and I still come in over that.
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    I use pixresizer to resize the pictures from my camera to the forum. In thinking about it I put the pics on the computer first then resize them
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    Yup I use picasia
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    This is the only site I have to resize pictures. All the others I can just load them straight up @ that size.
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    I'm afraid we can't increase the size. Though an inconvenience, it would be preferred that you use a file resizer. I've been looking for a plugin for vbulletin that will do automatic resizing when you upload, but haven't found one yet. Even a small increase in file size increases our overall file size that we have to backup each week.
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    Most of the photos I upload are a max of 800 pixels in any direction. Some photos have enough detail that they are too large size-wise so I change the jpg compression to compensate for what the site allows; i.e., I normally use 90% compression but will change it to 80% and that usually takes care of it.
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    +1 on pixresizer. Easier than changing the settings on your camera once you've done it once or twice.
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    i've used gimp to resize, but then again, the software that the camera uses to download to the computer allows me to resize them too.
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    Bill brings up a key point about file size. It's not only the number of pixels, but the amount of compression that's done to the file. Your camera probably doesn't do any compression, but pretty much all the resizing software available does. Another thing that adds to the file size is the metadata that's included in the photo (but not seen on screen). This metadata includes all sorts of info about the photo: The brand and model of the camera, the f-stop, shutter speed, and other camera settings, the date the photo was taken, and in the case of cell phone photos, it might even show the GPS coordinates of the location where the photo was taken. All of this info adds to the file size. There are ways to remove all that info, but I'm not sure if Pixresizer does it or not. (I use IrfanView, and it does have the option to strip the metadata out of the photo.)

    And I concur with Darren. Right now our backup size is pretty substantial, and it can take hours to download a copy of the backup for safekeeping. Steve, I'm guessing the forums where you don't run into file size restrictions are either not making backups of the forum, or they're leaving the backups on the same machine where the forum resides. (Sort of like leaving the only copy of your automobile registration and title inside the car. You're hosed if the car gets stolen or burns.)
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    I resize photos before posting. I use a JPEG format, and crop which reduces the useless stuff out of the photo, and makes it smaller.




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