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    Default Please, please, re-size your pix!

    TSB loves pix. It's what makes us unique amongst other squirrel message boards and wildlife sites. BUT....all internet connections are not created equal.

    Some of you have FIOS. God Bless. You probably see the pic before the original poster even hits "send"

    Most of you probably have cable internet, and you can see even BIG pic files within seconds.

    BUT....a few of us still have DSL, and some of our members (Fireweed
    ) have dial-up because of where they live. When you post a pic that is larger than, say, 640 x 450....well let's say I can make a cup of coffee before the whole thing appears on my screen and Fireweed could probably go away for the weekend..... If you post a whole thread of pix -- and some of our most talented photographers do this -- well, I often have to give up. It's just not gonna happen today and I need to, y'know, go food shopping & stuff.

    I don't want to name names; you know who you are
    . It's torture knowing what gorgeous portraits of every type of squirrel and chippie are unfolding in your threads but all I've got after 20mins is about 1/4 inch of pic loaded across the top of my screen......

    So PLEASE re-size. It's easy in Windows Media and it's even easier in Picasa....not sure what you're all using but it can't be too difficult to do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    How do you know what size they are?

    Am I one of the ones or have mine been ok?
    if so - sorry
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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    How's this?

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    Sorry, I couldn't resist!!

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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    How's this?

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    Sorry, I couldn't resist!!

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    Cool Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    I wouldn't know a pixel from a pretzel, but I hit "SMALL" on the resize thingy
    Come to think of it, it is OKTOBERFEST

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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    Flyer size, Patti!

    Right after I read sassysquirrel's post I dsicovered my keyboard wasn't working, this morning. That was at 7:00am. Took me this long to get it working again so I can say "sassy your pix are fine, from what I've been able to look back and see!"

    If you right-click on your pix and scroll down to "Properties" and click that, you'll see the size somewhere in that box. Basically, if the size is in four-figure numbers your pix are WAAAAY too large. Another way to tell is if your squirrel's ear takes up the entire screen in a 17" monitor.......
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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    May I also add that keeping pix to a minimum size helps TSB to run faster and more smoothly.
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    Cool Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    Yes keep your pretzels to a tiny size
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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    Sassy's pics might be OK but I'm guessing you didn't see Skul's pic of the flag on the moon taken with his 3000 MP camera with the 4 ft bazooka lens! Right?

    Good grief, I just can't stop myself this morning.

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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    Quote Originally Posted by Charley Chuckles View Post
    I wouldn't know a pixel from a pretzel, but I hit "SMALL" on the resize thingy
    Come to think of it, it is OKTOBERFEST

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    I have been posting mine at 600 x 800 pretzels. It seems to be a good ratio of twist to saltiness.
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    Cool Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    Dang for some reason I have the hankering for a pretzel
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    Charley Chuckles gone from my arms FOREVER in my heart 8/14/04-3/7/13
    Simon, our time was too short together, but you gave us so much love, be with CC now 3/7/14


    The "CHARLEY CHUCKLES MEMORIAL RAIL TOUR" leaves the station choo chooo
    *Deland,FL. *Washington DC *Boston (Back Bay) *Boston (North Station) *Wells,Maine *Albany,NY *New York (Penn Station) *Back to Deland FL. "July 1- July 22" 2013

    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/s...RIAL-RAIL-TOUR Check it out here
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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    you guys are too funny
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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    After resizing, some can still be fairly large (file size).
    Some programs allow you to control the JPG quality.
    This is why I get away with larger physical sized pix, that aren't overly file size large.
    70K is the goal, 100k in a pinch, and the only way I go larger , is if I think the image is just flat out pretty.
    Just for HRT4SQRLS. How about the International Space Station?
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    BTW, this is a 900x600 only 63k in size.

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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    In all seriousness, there are many ways to reduce your file size.
    DPI (dot pitch per inch), is one of them.
    If your editing program allows it, set it at 72dpi.
    Set physical dimensions to something around the 800x533 range.
    It does not have to be that exact.
    Then, reduce the quality to suit the needs.
    99% of my pix on TSB, are 72dpi.
    The above image of the ISS, is not one of them.

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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    Some folks need to clean out their mail box. looking at you HRT4SQRLS

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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    Quote Originally Posted by Skul View Post
    Some folks need to clean out their mail box. looking at you HRT4SQRLS
    Oops

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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    Quote Originally Posted by Skul View Post
    After resizing, some can still be fairly large (file size).
    Some programs allow you to control the JPG quality.
    This is why I get away with larger physical sized pix, that aren't overly file size large.
    70K is the goal, 100k in a pinch, and the only way I go larger , is if I think the image is just flat out pretty.
    Just for HRT4SQRLS. How about the International Space Station?
    Name:  _MG_1615cas.jpg
Views: 162
Size:  62.1 KB
    BTW, this is a 900x600 only 63k in size.
    Come On ....Skul..............
    I know a LOW Flying SEAGULL--at 9 pm--and a strobe shot---
    WHEN I SEE ONE...
    Space Station...My Foot !!!!!!

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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    65 quality is fine, where 100 is the max.
    6 is fine probably on 1-10 scale.
    That is the compression. You won't see much difference in on screen images.
    You can also crop images, to cut out needless background.
    Though solid black or white or any color, is a small size.
    Detailed backgrounds of insignificance are size hogs.
    72 dpi DEFINITELY!
    Pretzel size? - thick ( and salted )

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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    I can't figure it out, you must resize before you upload?
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    Default Re: Please, please, re-size your pix!

    Yes...resize as soon as you take pix off your camera.
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