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#1 Oddyse


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Posted 06 February 2023 - 02:19 PM

   " The file is too big" 

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 02:26 PM

You need to get an image reducing app for your phone. I use Image Size for my iphone.

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 02:28 PM

File size has to be 499 or less (or maybe 500).. Right click your image to see the file size. You can maintain the dimensional size, but decrease the jpeg quality to get under 500.

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 02:32 PM

Several PC 'image viewer' tools can be used to reduce the data size of common images.  I  have been using Irfanview (free) for decades to both view and modify most images on my PC. Just use the CTRL R shortcut to resize your images (and don't forget to re-save them after doing so.


One of the issues with modern smart phone cameras (etc)  is that they produce very large supermegapixel images.  I usually reduce them down to a size of around 700x600 pixels for efficient screen size display with good visible detail.


As also noted above, many smart phone apps also allow you to resize easily.

Edited by JohnBear, 06 February 2023 - 02:37 PM.

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 03:17 PM

In the non-mobile version of the CN website you can click on your name at the top, click on “my gallery”, then “upload”, choose your photo, and it will resize it for you. 

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 03:59 PM

Also, after you choose the file you want, you can click at the bottom of the photo where it says “actual size” and three smaller options will pop up above it. Click on one that is less than 500. And then click “choose” to the bottom right.


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Posted 06 February 2023 - 06:56 PM

When posting from my laptop (rather than my phone), I open .jpg files in Paint and resize them there before posting.  

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 08:01 PM

I use Microsoft Paint. Works just fine. After you resize and save it shows you the new file size. Alternately, if I take the picture with my phone I e-mail it to myself. Here the program ask me for the resolution and I can send it at a file size that meets the requirements. 

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 08:22 PM

I use a free Resizer app for my Android phone. It's automatically populates in your directory, making it easy to use on demand, as needed.
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Posted 06 February 2023 - 11:51 PM

If it's regular pictures, I found you have to be a little smaller than the 1200 X 1600. I just step back, take the shot, and crop it to proper dimensions.

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Posted 07 February 2023 - 12:50 PM

I post most of my photots at 640X480 or less

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Posted 07 February 2023 - 06:08 PM

I use CropSize. Lets you crop, resize, rotate, adjust compression, apply basic filters, then save a copy to whatever library you use, keeping your original intact. It also does batch - select a bunch of photos and apply any of those effects to all of them at once. I think it’s still 99¢, which is well worth it all day long. First thing I do when I take pics that I plan on posting is resize them down to 960x640 and save them as 85% jpegs, which cuts their size by almost 90%. Resize to 640x480 reduces it even more. Highly recommend if you post (or send) a lot of images and don’t need to retain the original size and quality. Best basic image processing app I’ve used on mobile devices. 

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