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Jess
Posted 2010-07-29 11:29 AM (#47888)
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This might be useful to a few of you. If you have Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excell, etc.), then you can use the Microsoft Office Picture Manager to simply and easily compress your images:

Right click on the image you want to resize. Click on "open with." Choose Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

In Picture Manager, on the menu bar (upper left of window), under Picture, click on Compress Pictures.

Now you will have a task/menu bar on the right side of the window. You want to "Compress for" web pages. This should bring the image under 200K.

Then save the image (or "save as" to make a copy of it) and you should be good to go.

 

Good luck!

 



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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-29 12:23 PM (#47897 - in reply to #47888)
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OK, I got that - I didn't know I had that! But now what? Next step, please, Teach!

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Jess
Posted 2010-07-29 3:07 PM (#47911 - in reply to #47897)
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Hi Gerda! Wow, I think we may finally get you posting pics! You have to let me know if this works for you!

Once you have the pic saved at a size under 200k (prefer under 100k to be safe), it is time to post it. 

To post a picture, you have to hit the "Reply" button on a post (you can't just type in the box at the bottom of a thread).
Type your message like normal.
Then, click the check box next to "Attach a file after posting." (It is the last option below the text box, just above and slightly to the right of the Submit button.)
Click "Submit".
You should now see a screen that has a button to "Browse". Click on Browse.
Locate the photo on your computer and click "Open".
Click "Submit".
Click "Return to thread" to make sure your picture has uploaded correctly.

If you get the following message, it means that the photo was not under 200k and cannot be uploaded:

Upload failed. Most likely this forum runs on windows 2003 which by default only allows attachments smaller than 200kb.
This can be solved by editing the metabase.xml on the server. Modify the AspMaxRequestEntityAllowed value to the desired value.

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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-29 4:31 PM (#47914 - in reply to #47888)
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OK, I just cut and pasted both your posts into a Word document and saved it as a PDF, then printed it out - lets see if it works for me - I did follow the first post's directions - got a 5+MG photo down to 94KB, so that's good.

Here goes nothin'!

Gerda
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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-29 4:32 PM (#47915 - in reply to #47914)
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testing...

 





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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-29 4:35 PM (#47916 - in reply to #47888)
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HAH!! IT WORKED!! IT WORKED!!! Jess, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Cindy tried to run me through it, but her instructions were different - she tried really hard, but - oh, I'm happy!! It works!!! I'm keeping this set of instructions handy, I'll tell you! Whoohoooooooey!!!! You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!!

Gerda



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Jess
Posted 2010-07-29 4:35 PM (#47917 - in reply to #47915)
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Look at you go Gerda! Excellent job!

(And thanks for testing the instructions!)

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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-29 4:37 PM (#47918 - in reply to #47888)
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Yep, the only thing diffeerent was that you wrote to click "ok", mine said something different, can't remember now. Whew!!

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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-29 4:37 PM (#47919 - in reply to #47888)
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You're very welcome!!

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Jess
Posted 2010-07-29 6:45 PM (#47925 - in reply to #47919)
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Oh, yeah! Good catch. It should be "Open". I fixed it above!
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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-07-29 9:57 PM (#47934 - in reply to #47888)
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I've had no problem posting photos but I also saved these instructions. It never hurts to have Plan B. I will try these next time I want to post a photo.
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misisipimenace
Posted 2010-07-30 12:04 AM (#47936 - in reply to #47916)
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YAY gerda!  excellent!!

sometimes it just takes someone else telling us the same thing for it to click!  i use the same MS Office Picture Manager - only i go into "edit pictures" on the 2nd toolbar there and then crop if needed, brighten the colors if needed and then re-size there's more than one way to "skin a cat" even in the same program!

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SallyC
Posted 2010-07-30 12:08 AM (#47938 - in reply to #47936)
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Well, I just email the pics to myself (clicking on the 'make smaller' button) and then they are ususally under 100 so I can post on a thread--if between 100 and 200 they can go in the albums.
Way to go Gerda and Jess!
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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-07-30 1:27 AM (#47942 - in reply to #47888)
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I usually do a direct link from Photobucket using the Rich Text Editor button with the tree. there really is more than one way to skin a cat.

I've used the free VSO image resizer before as well.

I do have photoshop elements as well.
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Short Not Sassy
Posted 2010-07-30 11:57 AM (#47955 - in reply to #47888)
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Well I have an editor that came with my printer HP something or other. And I just use the image editor in that! Funny how we all use such different programs!

But hey, what ever works! So happy you figured it out Gerda!

Great job Jess!

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Jess
Posted 2010-07-30 5:36 PM (#47969 - in reply to #47955)
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Awesome! So you ladies help me remember when we get a new member to direct them to this thread so they will know about pictures. I think this is the hardest thing for new members to figure out how to do.

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debbieann
Posted 2010-07-30 6:32 PM (#47972 - in reply to #47888)
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I have to email them to myself and hotmail resizes them. I don't have Microsoft office. To bad it does sound easier.

Hugs and stitches

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Edited by debbieann 2010-07-30 6:33 PM
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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-30 6:39 PM (#47973 - in reply to #47888)
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Ok, Sally mentioned that too - how do you take it from your e-mail and post it?? Just curious!

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SallyC
Posted 2010-07-31 3:46 AM (#47985 - in reply to #47973)
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I use OUtlook Express at home and Lotus NOtes at work. Both have a 'save attachment' choice. I save the pic to my hard drive in a different folder. When I hit the 'browse' button I just go to the 'email pics' folder and find it!
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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-31 10:56 AM (#48000 - in reply to #47888)
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Oh, thanks, Sally - I wondered!! LOL

I use IncrediMail Premium, I don't know if it has that feature. But thanks to JEss (and Cindy), I can post pics now. I'll try again later today.

Gerda



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debbieann
Posted 2010-07-31 11:15 AM (#48004 - in reply to #47888)
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Gerda when the email comes back to me - I save to my flash drive. I have one strictly for quilting. Then attach it when it asks. It took me days to figure it out but I won.lol

Looking forard to all your pics.

Hugs and stitches

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Posted 2010-07-31 12:49 PM (#48009 - in reply to #47888)
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Posted 2010-07-31 12:50 PM (#48010 - in reply to #47888)
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It works!! Thanks for the instructions. Now to take some good pictures
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Jess
Posted 2010-07-31 6:49 PM (#48036 - in reply to #48010)
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Wonderful Rhonda! Well done!

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Laurdee
Posted 2010-11-07 8:29 PM (#52367 - in reply to #47888)
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I'm going to test something here



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Laurdee
Posted 2010-11-07 8:32 PM (#52368 - in reply to #47888)
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OK, it worked! I had to resize it in "paint"....I wish it wasn't quite THAT small, though! you can't really see the details
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Gerda
Posted 2010-11-07 8:54 PM (#52376 - in reply to #47888)
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This site takes up to 200KB pics, but not a kb larger! I use ACDSee.

What a wonderful memory quilt! Great job!!

Gerda



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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-11-07 9:53 PM (#52380 - in reply to #47888)
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Laurie.... another way I do it is to use Photobucket. (free).... then you can post a larger pic using the "direct link" under the share dropdown menu. because the picture itself is housed on photobucket and not on this site.

It's pretty easy to do... and then your pics are also backed up on a remote site.

Use the rich text editor at the bottom left of the reply panel. then where you want the pic, click on the green tree icon at the top, copy the link info there and hit submit.

Gerda is right... that is a wonderful memory quilt!!!!
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