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Why many of the pictures you want to see are getting cut off....

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chebby
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Why many of the pictures you want to see are getting cut off....

Post by chebby on Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:56 pm

The answer is simple.... the picture is too big for the forum... it's like trying to put a movie poster in an 8 x 10 frame, you can't see it all until you take it out...

Here's an example:



now here's the same picture after I resized it (and did a little more editing, but that's not important for our purposes)




The second one I resized to 6 inches wide, and we are having a problem with the wide part of our pictures...


Ultimately, the poster of the pictures should concider their size for easier viewing and quicker uploading... the bigger the picture, the longer they take to come up...

The solution may not be all that easy for some... Unfortunately, our forum will not automatically resize the pictures for you... There are some photo sharing sites, like Fotki that will do that... Or you could use your own editing software... If you've never tried it before, it's really not that hard, but every program is different....


I hope that explains some of your questions...

Happy picture posting!


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Re: Why many of the pictures you want to see are getting cut off....

Post by Big W on Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:07 pm

yup it does. When I started posting pics I never realized that my camera was on poster size..lol..Actually it was taking 5.64mb pics. Great for the veiwer to down load and then zoom in a perticular spot on my pics, but took forever to load. Now I have downsized my pics by turning my camera setting to a smaller size. Pics are still a little big, but are half the size at 2.68mb per pic. so 12 x 14 to 8 x 10 makes a big difference. I will turn down the setting again to see what would be the best size, unless you allready no, then just let us no and I will take pics on that setting. Great job by the way on the new site, getting the swing of things. cheers

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Re: Why many of the pictures you want to see are getting cut off....

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:35 pm

If you download your pics to "my pics" you can re-size them right there. Very easy. That will be easy to do for future pics but would take forever if you have already downloaded hundreds of pics to this site like I have.
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Re: Why many of the pictures you want to see are getting cut off....

Post by chebby on Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:10 pm

well we live with what has already been done, and improve things as we go... no better time to start on those improvements than right now...

don't you think?


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Re: Why many of the pictures you want to see are getting cut off....

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:24 pm

Yes we do. People can still click on the pics to see the whole thing though so re-sizing all those pics isn't really necessary.
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Re: Why many of the pictures you want to see are getting cut off....

Post by Seth G on Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:35 am

In computer terms, 640x480 px seems to be the largest photo that will work, 640 px width anyway.
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Re: Why many of the pictures you want to see are getting cut off....

Post by HandiVanMan on Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:38 pm

There is some good apps on Google Play & ITunes app store that you can use to resize, crop & add all kinds of frames borders & more. I am currently using this app from Google Play store to resize my photos.... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shoozhoo.imageresizer
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Re: Why many of the pictures you want to see are getting cut off....

Post by HandiVanMan on Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:44 pm

There is also a lot of great photo editing software available for Mac and Pc at www.cnet.com
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Upload a larger file, display it at 640

Post by VANagain on Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:50 pm

You can upload photos larger than 640 wide and then choose the thumbnail version (the third choice) to put on your post. A tiny version of the photo will be created to be shown on your post.

But I think those thumbnails are too small. When you host an image, you can have it scale your photo to 800 or 1024. Then, after it inserts the BBCode into your post, you can modify that to display your photo at 640 wide on the post. The image won't get cut off and it will be the larger size when someone clicks on it or saves it.

Where the code has this:

Code:
[img]

change it to this, adding the parenthesis with the width and height at which it will be displayed:

Code:
[img(640px,408px)]

The tricky part, though, is you need to calculate that second number, the height. Let's say I uploaded a photo that is 1024x652. The easy way is to let your photo editing program figure out the height. When you go to scale the image down and enter 640 wide, it should show you what the height will be set to. Then you can undo that or just not save it.

Or, here is the mathematical way: height of the original times 640, divided by width of the original equals height of the 640 image.

However, don't upload super hi-res photos. Use this technique to provide reasonably-sized photos like 800 or 1024 wide. (If you had it scale your photo to 800 or 1024 when you hosted it, the above calculations can be done with your original hi-res image.)

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