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I've noticed a tendency to dump grossly oversized images here
that will take time to load for anyone who doesnt have fast internet
plus have an effect on traffic.

I just saw one that was 7.3MB and 3072x4096 pixels
If I resized it to a generous 800X1067 it would only be 124k
so about 56 times smaller
the will upload and download quickly and most viewers wouldn't notice.

I wont embarrass anyone by singling out their image so I'll use one of my own
as an example

Here's the image resized to 800x600 and 200kb




The original at 4160x3120 and 6.79 MB


 

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That isn't the whole story either, the forum software will have to resize overlarge images.
Here's the actual ratio of my two pics on my 30" monitor running at 1920x1200
what still cant show the unresized image at full resolution

As you can see, over a certain size it wont/cant get displayed at its original resolution
anyway so why waste bandwidth?



 

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I have made this thread a Sticky.

I resize my pics to 1000 pixels maximum dimension (pretty close to what Reg mentioned) for posting but save the original full size version so that I can show more detail by cropping out a section if it is needed. I also crop and sharpen the image before resizing.

You don't need to spend a lot of money for software to do that. I use a very versatile program called paint.net (download from www.getpaint.net cost = donation if you like it) for most of my graphic work.
 

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I never mastered getting pictures on this sight. Sad to say. :(
 

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Posting pics here is simple:
1) Prepare the pic(s) ahead of time (resize &c)
2) Click in the text box where you want the pic to appear (e.g. between paragraphs), click the picture frame icon above the text box, select the From Computer tab, browse to where the pic is in your computer, select it and click Upload.
 

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Well, you already got me on the Prepare, resize. One day I will experiment. I had better take notes, so I can remember what I did. Oh! I see the insert image. Man, it is good to have glasses that work !!!! So now to teach an old dog a new trick. Resize the original.
 
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