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badshoehabit
01-05-2016, 07:27 AM
Recently if I've uploaded photos to the forum they post at a huge size. They're jpegs from Photo, sometimes source is iPhone where the original size would typically be around 300kb.

Any idea how I stop this happening? Do I have to 'save for web'?

chscag
01-05-2016, 02:38 PM
Use Preview to re-size them before uploading.

RadDave
01-05-2016, 04:43 PM
Recently if I've uploaded photos to the forum they post at a huge size. They're jpegs from Photo, sometimes source is iPhone where the original size would typically be around 300kb.........

Hello - as already suggested, Preview is an easy solution, but the first time may be somewhat confusing, so let me quickly illustrate w/ some images I manipulated in the app using my MBPro:

Top - image of the Bull Run battlefield brought into Preview
Second - select the tool box (right on blue arrow) which opens the lower menu line; then pick the re-sizing tool (left on the blue arrow), which opens the dialog box shown - notice the size of the image (connected red arrows), which would 'run off' a standard monitor.
Third - the numbers in the box were changed to 800 x 600 and the image reduced in size w/i Preview
Fourth - the re-sized image now seen and easily fitting on the screen

Hope this helps - Dave :)
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chas_m
01-05-2016, 05:10 PM
I don't find it a bit ironic that Dave posted huge photos to show how to reduce uploaded photo size. Not at all. :)

RadDave
01-05-2016, 06:51 PM
I don't find it a bit ironic that Dave posted huge photos to show how to reduce uploaded photo size. Not at all. :)

Chas_m - LOL! :) Now, the first 3 of those images were re-sized to fit most current monitors, i.e. 1000 pixels wide (but you knew that - ;)) - for the OP, a pixel width of 800 to 1000 is my usual choice which will make the image large but will not require the annoying use of scroll bars - the last image as stated is 800 x 600, which is the old SVGA (Super VGA) picture size. Of course w/ Preview, smaller sizes can be rendered easily, as shown below - Dave O:)
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badshoehabit
01-06-2016, 04:07 PM
Thanks for the info. See how I get on.

vansmith
01-07-2016, 08:44 PM
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