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Postby lalaky » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:42 pm

I can't upload some of my art pictures because your website says the file size is too big.How do I fix this? And please don't just say make the file smaller, cause I don't know how to do that. Thanks!
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Re: Images too large

Postby ehoeveler » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:02 pm

Sorry, Lalaky but if you have a computer you have a program to make your
file smaller. For starters do you have a photo manipulation app? E
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Re: Images too large

Postby lalaky » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:07 pm

I don't believe so.....
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Re: Images too large

Postby ehoeveler » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:10 pm

What operating system do you have?
Do you have a Mac or PC? E
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Re: Images too large

Postby lalaky » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:23 pm

PC
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Re: Images too large

Postby ehoeveler » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:32 pm

OK. That means you have a Windows OS.
Go ahead and look to see what kind of writing or media handling
program within your system (click bottom left on the Windows icon - you'll see a start-up menu
and at the top of the menu, you'll see 'all programs'. E
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Re: Images too large

Postby lalaky » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:00 pm

Gotta run an errand, be back to try that in about an hour....
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Re: Images too large

Postby Singular » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:07 pm

Follow this link http://download.cnet.com/IrfanView/?tag=mncol;1 and download the free software on that page. It is called Irfanview and I use it for all of my image resizing. It will compress the image without losing the quality. Perfect for the web.

Let me know if you have any questions.

all the best,
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Re: Images too large

Postby lalaky » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:30 pm

I'll give it a try. thank you thank you thank you!
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Re: Images too large

Postby lalaky » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:22 pm

I'm still confused. I downloaded that program, and tried to reduce the pixels, and then it says save, and it seems like its doing nothing. Maximum size for this website is 3072 kb, and my image is mb. It's not working. Is there any way you can walk me through it. Pretend I'm a little kid, and you have to tell me exactly what buttons to push. Step by step.
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Re: Images too large

Postby Singular » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:40 pm

ok. Open your image in Irfanview. Then in the top menu bar, select image -> Resize/Resample. Then enter your new dimensions. Your image should not be more than 800px in either direction. If it is already smaller than that, ignore the resize part. Then select file -> save as. Make sure that you are saving as in the jpg format and on the right saide choose 80% image quality. It should be defaulted to that.

Now if you look at your image, it should be a lot smaller in size. Please let me know if it worked for you.

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Re: Images too large

Postby lalaky » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:32 pm

OMG Joe! I did it! It took me two hours but I figured it out! I know, it took me forever, but I'm proud of myself. It gave my brain a good workout! Thank you so much!!!!
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Re: Images too large

Postby benitasinn » Sat May 18, 2013 2:07 am

Hey, it's not big issue just go to start menu in your computer and then go to pitcher manager and re size your pic here then upload pic.

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Re: Images too large

Postby Sarah Gren » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:01 am

If you're still looking for solution follow these simple steps:
Select your image file, right click >> Open with >> Paint (MS paint) >> Save as JPG. Done. This will reduce image size (memory) without affecting its quality.
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Re: Images too large

Postby eddieblz » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:55 am

I use Gimp
http://www.gimp.org/ It's free.
Open the image in Gimp.
Click on the word (image) in the top menu.
Go down to (scale image). Click on it
The scale image box will open.
In the image size boxes take the width or Height which ever the larger number.
change that number to I think its 500 pixels.
then go to the bottom of the box and hit scale.
Now here is the important part, you will want to save your image in a form that this forum will accept.
I Personally like PNG images. But that's me.
You'll have to go to the file menu.
Scroll down to export, click on it.
in the export image box pick a folder then go down to (export all images) in the bottom right corner. Click on the down arrow.
All the different formats will pop up. Pick a format. I'll just use the { PNG image (*.png) } format for an example. Click on it.
Then go to the name box at the top. Name your image lets say- Image.png. just that way with the .png after it.
then go to the bottom hit export.
A properties box will open. Check what ever properties you want to use.
then click on export again.
you have your image. A very clean image.
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Re: Images too large

Postby AbFuentes » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:24 am

Very Easy...keep it smaller via photoshop...


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Re: Images too large

Postby Concept007 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:29 am

If your image is too large (dimensions wise) you can use this free online resizer: https://bulkresizephotos.com/
If your file size is too large you can use optimize your image using: https://tinypng.com/

I use these if I'm uploading a couple of images onto a site. It's easier and quicker than loading up photoshop :)
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Re: Images too large

Postby Singular » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:31 am

Concept007 wrote:If your image is too large (dimensions wise) you can use this free online resizer: https://bulkresizephotos.com/
If your file size is too large you can use optimize your image using: https://tinypng.com/

I use these if I'm uploading a couple of images onto a site. It's easier and quicker than loading up photoshop :)

Thanks for the great tip!
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