cannot upload pic,s ?

monica

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hi was trying to upload some pics,
and get this message The file is too large to be uploaded. ?
how or what do i need to do to be able to upload please.
any help much appreciated,:face-with-head-bandage:
 

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The forum used to resize when you uploaded but since the update it doesn’t, hopefully the add on will be available soon, but until then you will need to resize them yourself.

There’s plenty of online sites like this
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resize it to about 800x600
 

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ta for the help John,
the other week it did do it auto,so hopefuly will be back soon,:hugging-face:
 

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Resizing your own photos is simple if you follow this instruction:
Assuming you're using any version of Windows, open your photo in paint - the original paint, not the new one.
When the photo is loaded press ctrl + w (at the same time) and the resizing window opens up.
The default setting is to scale by % but you can change it to pixels.
It'll keep the proportions when you scale so only enter 800 for width or 600 for height. If one value is higher than 800/600 then change so it'll fit within 800x600

If you have a whole folder of photos you want to resize you can do this as a batch job, but it requires download of a utility called ImageMagick
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There's no graphical UI for ImageMagick since since it's intended for shell/cmd usage, but here's a simple example on how I use it.

magick test.jpg -resize 25% small_test.jpg

This loads the photo test.jpg, resizes it to 25% of the original size and saves it as small_test.jpg
You can use the same output filename as input and overwrite the original picture if that's what you wish too.

That line only resized one picture, what about all files in a folder then?

FOR %a in (*.jpg) DO magick %a -resize 25% small_%a

This takes ALL jpg files in the folder you're standing in and does the same 25% resize operation, and saves them with small_ added to every filename.

You can do all sorts of useful things apart from resizing like adding a border and some text to every photo.

FOR %a in (*.jpg) DO magick %a -bordercolor "#ffffff" -border "10" -font HelveticaLTStd-BoldCondObl -pointsize 120 -gravity South-East -fill white -stroke black -strokewidth 4 -draw "text 30,15 'This is my cool photo!'" -resize 25% small_%a

But start with the simpler things first ;)

After you've installed ImageMagick you have to copy the files you want to resize to an empty folder, e.g. c:\temp\photos
Then open the command prompt by pressing win + r and then enter cmd and press run. (win is the "Windows" key in the bottom left corner of your keyboard, between Ctrl and Alt)
You then navigate to the folder where you previously copied the photos for rescaling with the cd command (change directory).

cd c:\temp\photos

Then you only have to paste the script you want to run, sit back and wait until it's done and you're sorted!

If this command line stuff sounds like alien to you, stick to paint and resize one photo at the time, but don't be scared to learn something new!

There are other ways of scaling photos. These are two examples that doesn't cost any money and that covers one photo at the time - but very simple, or batching as many photos as you want - still free, but a bit more complicated. I use the latter method for virtually all my batched image processing but I've used ImageMagick for perhaps 25 years now so I know most of the things you can do...

If any of you go down the route of scripting and get stuck, just ask and I'll help!
 
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Me too Monica, I'm afraid I'm a useless computer numpty, so it's good to read there could be an add-on on the way.
 

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YOW!! Seems I'm not the only one, an unintended consequence of update I'm sure.
I have total faith that John will work it out for us.
I want to thank Jens for is computer savvy and his impeccable advice though this old brain strains to absorb and apply it.
Am learning that such things as band width and other thingys cost money and if I remember correctly John foots the bill for site alone.

I think maybe a yearly subscription fee might be appropriate to help john defray costs to himself .
Don't know the technicalities or legal issues involved but I would gladly pay a say yearly stipend to have the easy and enjoyable navigation we once had.

Just tossing something to the wall and hoping it might stick

Jim
 

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The picture issue should be fixed now, the original picture below was 6000x4500 and over 9mb but it’s been resized automatically

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Many thanks John, will give it a go after I get wood stove going BRRR!

Jim:hugging-face:
 

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ta all for your help,is much appreciated,
will that way work with win 7 ? Jens

Me too Monica, I'm afraid I'm a useless computer numpty, so it's good to read there could be an add-on on the way.
never been good with that type of stuff,just dose not comput at all for some reason,:tired:
 

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ta John will give it a try,
as it did work before,
and theres a couple of other things i like to know if you can change them as well,:rolling:
 

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ta,Jens,had it for years and still cannot drive it lol,:tired: