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Unread 05-26-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
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Hello Forum, I am trying to craft a post for my remodel.

I can't seem to scale my images to < 50K, so I thought I would link to an online storage host. I tried just copying URLs, and also using the "insert hyperlink" button at the top of the editor.

In both cases, when I try to preview the msg, I get an error stating that the msg has URLs in it, and to remove them.

Am I doing something obviously wrong? The FAQ states that I can add links to my posts if I want, to, but the editor seems to be contradicting this....

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Unread 05-26-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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Welcome, PdP.

It's an anti-spam measure we have in place. Make at least two more posts, just dummies is fine, and then try again with your link. We much prefer that you resize your photos and post them in your thread, though.


You might want to post the dummies here and then start another thread for your project with the necessary photos.
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Unread 05-26-2008, 03:26 PM   #3
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Thank You, CP, I will knock out a few dummies then retry my post.

I would prefer also to put the images inline, but I can't seem to compress them enough. I took the pics with a 2M digital camera, the jpegs start out at about 700K+.

I am using Linux (FC8) so I can't use the windows pgm you recommend. Using the Gimp pgm, even pulling the image quality to minimum results in a 50-60K image of very poor quality.

So, I will have hyperlink for this first post...

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Unread 05-26-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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I don't know about all the Linux stuff you posted. but I just save my big DSC pics to desktop and them open them in Paint, reduce them and save them from there.
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Unread 05-26-2008, 05:15 PM   #5
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PdP, I upload all my images to Photobucket and resize them there. If I can make that work, anyone can. Sometimes I have to do it a couple of times before I get them down to 50Kb, but once I've done that, all I have to do is click on the [IMG] option to copy them for pasting into a post. I'm pretty sure other photo hosting services work in a similar way.
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Unread 05-26-2008, 05:17 PM   #6
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Hi pdp, I use linux and gimp to resize mine.

First, crop so only the necessary content is in the image.

Then right click on the image and choose "image" then "scale image". Change the width to 600, then click on the height box, it should update automatically. Then click "scale".

The image will now be way smaller and you can "file" "save as", then tick the "Show preview in image window" box. You can then change the quality slider and watch the image size in MB change.

Easy as pie, like it should be.
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Unread 05-26-2008, 05:50 PM   #7
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I do the same as Davem has layedout when I'm booted into linux.
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Unread 05-28-2008, 12:58 AM   #8
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posting dummies

I hope its ok to post dummies in this thread. Trying to attach images to my project thread.
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you calling us dummies ?
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Well, you did post...


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ok, I fell for it
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This link will provide a great windows photo resizer from MICROSOFT Hammy



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