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Guys, I know I may sound like an old maid bringing this up again, but I just want to post a reminder. Some members are connected to the web by a dial-up connection, so big pics (in file size) are a pain to load. DX is characterized by having a lot of pics, and that's a wonderful thing, but please let's keep it that way with SMALL files. By small, I mean LESS THEN 60KB.

But let me show what I mean with a pic. Here's a fine example, by our very own Doc Ronan:

Gorgeous pic, right? Yes, it's one of Ronan's finest, and it has only 43KB! So as you can see, size is not that important. If it's too big, just post the link and still everyone can see it with a click of the mouse.

Another thing I would like to ask is about dimensions. Please keep the pics smaller then 640 pixels in in it's width, so that the forum's layout doesn't get screwed up, and you don't have to scroll to the side to see the whole pic.

If you are going to make a pic-heavy post, I also ask the courtesy of posting a warning on the Topic Description, so that members with slow connections know what to expect. I'm on ADSL, but I still remember the days when my modem hanged-up on heavy files. :scared

Please do post pics, it's one of the reasons that DX is so great, but please abide with these guidelines, so that everyone can enjoy DX. If you have any doubts, questions or comments, please shoot away or contact one of the staff.

Ok now, let's get back on how to get even with Richard. :giggle
 
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Nadav,
Your posts are getting more ridiculous by the day. :ranting
You are adding nothing to the forum and are only taking up server space with this kind of post.
You have a PM
He's got more than one. :lol

Edit: :tongue :danbanna (sorry, forgot to add these)
 

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:goodpost Luciano, and I love the photo you used to illustrate the point about photo size! I couldn't have picked out a nicer one myself! Thanks! :cheers
 

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You're welcome Doc! That is one of your nicest (the nicest?) pics. I showed it to Lari and she told me that I should get that car! :happy
So thank YOU!!!! :danbanna
 

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Yeah, it is a timely reminder indeed. I am on a dial up connection, and if I see that a thread is likely to be picture heavy, I generally don;t even bother now. I don't have 24 hours to wait for them all to load up....

But I am in awe to see how much quality can still be retained in the Doc's picture, despite being only 43kb!!!

Whenever I reduce my file sizes to under 55kb for posting on these forums, I lose all quality. I would like to know EXACTLY how people can manage to do that without sacrficing too much in the way of image quality.

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Anders, I use PS. So far it's the best shrinker I used, with almost no loss in picture quality.
 

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I use the "save for web" feature on Photoshop ver 7. It has a preview screen that includes a slider bar and a preview screen. The slider bar controls the amount of compression you want, and importantly, the resulting filesize after the compression. In addition, the preview screen shows you the image quality based on the amount of compression selected. That's invaluable for anyone.
 
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I have tried posting pics less than 100kb of my collection, but i get a message saying i'm over the size or global limit or something.

I'm assuming that the pics must be greater than 600 pixels, which if they are must trigger this error.

This size is the smallest on my digital camera so too bad!

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Hi Timbo,
Good to see you have made the move from the Biante forums to here (My username on Biante is Andrew).
As to your question, Felix (StygianMax), Luciano (LUW), Darrick (Diecast X), or the Doc (Ronan) could probably offer you all the advice you need. They are the leading lights in this area.
However, under Felix's expert tutelage (what a guy!!!), he told me how to post pics on DX using a Photobucket album. These are possibly the easiest way of doing things, and you simply copy the 'Image' tagline into your post, and it displays the picture when you post. But make sure to keep the filesize down by using something like Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro to compress files below 55Kb/resize them.

And Felix, thanks again for your tip. I shall investigate the 'Save for Web' option immediately!
 
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