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Moderators: How do I tell image size please?
« on: December 17, 2012, 02:02:59 PM »
In the past, after re-sizing photos to 800x600, uploading to Flikr and then inserting links in the "Images to Share" section, I've been pulled up a few times because Images are over sized. Just looking through the thread started by gthang on his first use of his Beercan, I notice that the moderators say you can adjust the size of a photo on upload. Whilst I don't doubt this, I don't know how, as when I upload the pictures to Flikr they are less than 200Mb in size - so not sure how they increase?

Could some kind soul enlighten me how I tell size on upload to Dynax please in simple easy to follow steps, as I've given up uploading pictures for review as whilst I now understand the reasons why you ask for small size photos - and thought I was complying - I got so fed up after all the aggro of getting the photos loaded only to have them removed and replaced with links in a very short period of time that now I'm just not bothering as I know it will only happen again.....as clearly somewhere I'm doing something wrong.

Thanks in advance!

PS: If its because of Flikr, and there is a better option than Flikr - hey I'm open to suggestions!  Thanks

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Re: Moderators: How do I tell image size please?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 04:57:55 PM »
Hi DaveH

I believe it has something to do with the way Flickr changes things... having had similar problems re size - not editing by mods.

What/which editing software do you use to re-size the shots before uploading to Flickr?

I use CS6 and have started to use the following method to resize for uploading; FILE/SCRIPT/IMAGE PROCESSOR

In the Image Processor window you can change the quality, image type [jpg, tiff etc.,] and "resize to fit" Width & Height. In that section I put; W 800px &  H 800px. What ever the original size of the image it will be 'resized' to a max of 800 either in width or height... giving 533px on the other side. You will probably find that it is the QUALITY section setting that will determine the size change in the "file"... so rather than set at say high quaility [12] setting to 5 or 6 or 7 will give a smaller file size in the upload to Flickr so it is the correct size, or under, to upload here.

Hope that is understandable and of help :)
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Re: Moderators: How do I tell image size please?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 05:21:18 PM »
Thanks Frank - yes indeed that does make sense, however I don't have a copy of CS6, best I have at present I'm afraid is Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 (which I'm still getting to grips with, only just bought it and totally baffled by it so far and what the functions do), so I've actually been using the Resize function in Paint, setting Pixels to 800, which usually slims the picture down in size to about 150Mb - well it seems to if I look at the "after" size on my PC.

It would seem then - given you are suggesting that if you do similar under CS6 you finish up with about 533 pixels that maybe I need to lower the number of pixels I set in Paint to get the picture size down. Maybe as an interim that would work, whilst I get up to speed with Elements 9?

Sorry still all quite new to the "after photo" processing and learning what can and can't be done - in that respect given photoshop please treat me as a complete and utter numpty as I've yet to get to grips with it properly (just bought one of these "self teach" CD's from eBay to give me an overview which I have on my PC so can do the "lessons" on my way to/from work

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Re: Moderators: How do I tell image size please?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 05:54:55 PM »
That's OK... You should be able to do something along the same lines with PE9... I have a PE7 copy and have just checked it out.

If you go to FILE then 'Process Multiple Files' you will get a window up showing things you can edit - size is one of them and it looks fairly similar to that in CS6. There should also be a little "Help" icon [light bulb] at the top of that window with a link to the help files to learn more about "Process Multiple Files".

I feel the difference is the "Quality" setting. If Paint has an area to specify "quality" then that needs to be a lower figure than a higher one - 10 or 12 is the highest setting and therefore a larger FILE size... not image size; you can have an 800 x 533 pixel image that is a different 'saved' file size like 132 Kb or over 200 Kb - - - which is what Flickr is doing... changing your uploaded "file" size not "image" size.

No worries about being a 'learner'... I'm learning new stuff most days depending on what it is I'm trying to do :) Adobe have lots of free training videos on line for their programs so give them a try also. I doubt I will use a fraction of what CS6 or Lightroom - or even PE7 for that matter - of what they are capable of being able to do. I'm thinking of trying to do a course at a college after I retire [in March 2016] and see if I can earn a bit of cash giving lessons on these programs - - - wishful thinking :-[

Have fun... I'm sure you'll be able to do with PE9 as I've found I can with CS6 - which was thanks to a 'free' training video link from Karl Taylor Pkotography oops! that's PHOTOGRAPHY ... worth checking out :)
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Re: Moderators: How do I tell image size please?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 04:02:30 AM »
Had used PSE11 trial version. As Frank wrote you need to set the quality and see the size. I found on uploading to Flickr the file size is about 10-20kB bigger. So I used to limit it to about 180kB.

After the trial period expired (now I am fighting with Adobe for a botch up in their system that didn't give me the promised 40% discount for purchase of PSE11 so not using it) I use LR4. In the Export menu there is a checkbox  that limits the size to whatever you want. Paint doesn't seem to have such a fucntion.

If you have SONY PMB you can use Convert function in that. Open the picture in PMB, use Convert and set the Pixel size and Quality in the menu to see the final size. Still keep a margin of 10-20kB.
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Re: Moderators: How do I tell image size please?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 05:50:17 AM »
I made a post about this from a member asking about panos and sizing. My post should answer your question also. The post is Here.
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Re: Moderators: How do I tell image size please?
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2012, 05:45:27 PM »
The easiest way around Flckr resizing  is to pay for it rather than use the free version -I had to do this. This gives you the option of, when copying and pasting the url, choosing 'original size'.
I now 'save for web' in Photoshop at under 200kb and it stays under 200kb.

There's always 'Photobucket' as an option - the sizes don't alter with this.


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