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chriswebb 15 893 United Kingdom
14 May 2005 9:44AM
I uploaded a photo earlier which I had to resize to 400 pixels to get the file size down, but when displayed on this site it was enlarged to 500, obviously losing sharpness. Are all images with the largest size less than 500 enlarged? If so, I think it would be better if this was not the case.

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keithh 15 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 May 2005 9:48AM
just stick an EPZ blue 100 pixel border around it. Your image will be 400 pix and the border won't show.
Boyd 16 11.2k 11 Wales
14 May 2005 9:49AM
What did you get the file size down to? Your latest upload weighs in at 140.06 KB!
chriswebb 15 893 United Kingdom
14 May 2005 9:53AM
It was just under the 60KB limit - obviously the epz resizing increased the file size considerably.
Boyd 16 11.2k 11 Wales
14 May 2005 10:00AM
Very strange.
Will 18 1.8k United Kingdom
15 May 2005 5:38AM
Chris, please email me the 400 pixel image you tried to upload and I'll investigate.
UserRemoved 14 481
21 May 2005 4:33AM
Sorry to hijack this thread, but it saves me opening a new one, and it is related to uploads.

I recently joined e2. I had two photos prepared for the upload - one for the 60k version, the other for the 200k. As this was the first time I've uploaded a shot with an additional larger size, how exactly does this work?

I uploaded the 60k version then ticked the box for the larger 200k one - then pressed "Upload". My question is - how did the software know where to look in my PC folder for the larger version? I didn't actually get an opportunity to select this myself, so, has the larger version (for "GTR test shot") actually been uploaded?

Does this make any sense? Sorry, but it's difficult for me to understand (and explain!) how EPZ knew where my larger version was in my folder!

Confused...
iain.
conrad 15 10.9k 116
21 May 2005 4:35AM
Hi Iain,

Welcome to e2! About your question:
It's actually easier than you think. You only have to create a 200k version, and EPZ does the rest of the work for you. So as soon as you click for the larger version, and upload the 200k file, EPZ creates a smaller one for the normal gallery pic. So only the larger version that people have to click especially is your original file, and the other one is created by EPZ.

Conrad
UserRemoved 14 481
21 May 2005 4:53AM
But I didn't upload the 200k file - just the smaller one.

If I understand you correctly - in future I only need to prepare the 200k version for upload, even though it states 60k, and simply click the larger photo then tick the box?
I want to reply to chriswebb who said that he had to resize to 400 pixels to get the file size down. In general this is not the correct way to reduce the size. You should mantain the 500 pixels, and increase the jpeg compression factor. All the most common graphic softwares allow to do this, usually in the save as... menu (photoshop, paintshop, and many others). I hope this helps.
conrad 15 10.9k 116
21 May 2005 10:17AM

Quote:in future I only need to prepare the 200k version for upload, even though it states 60k, and simply click the larger photo then tick the box?


Exactly!

Conrad
UserRemoved 14 481
21 May 2005 6:12PM
Thanks Conrad. That's excellent, and saves me a lot of work. Much obliged for the help.

iain. Smile


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