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Forum topic by SEE posted 10-21-2009 02:36 AM 1139 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SEE

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10-21-2009 02:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question posting photos in projects

What are the maximum dimensions of photos that can be posted in the “Projects” area of Lumber Jocks, the photos that we can upload directly from our computers, that will show the entire photo in the post? I can’t seem to find the answer to that question. It may be obvious and I’m just missing it!

It seems that a few pics that I’ve posted in the projects area are a bit cropped, not showing the entire photo that I’m uploading.

Please advise. Thanks for your help.

-- Build for the joy of it!


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#1 posted 10-21-2009 02:42 AM

i crop everything to 4×6 and bring it down to just under 3mb’s .
i take my shots a liitle further away , then crop to the size i like .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 10-21-2009 02:47 AM

I’ve found when including a picture in a post in a forum topic that if you go over 700 pixels in width the right side gets truncated and you don’t see it, might be the same.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#3 posted 10-21-2009 02:57 AM

Thanks guys. I’m wondering specifically about the pixel dimensions in the projects posts. I suppose I can play around with them and figure it out. Do you know if, when you are previewing a new projects post, the thumbnails that you see in the preview are exactly what you’re gonna see in the post? I understand that they’ll be larger in the post than just a thumbnail. That’s prolly the best way for me to figure it out…..when i see the whole pic in the preview, that’s likely the size I’m looking for. I also realize that I’m thinking out loud to myself! Sorry about that…......

-- Build for the joy of it!

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#4 posted 10-21-2009 03:08 AM

I upload mine at 1600×1200. Much smaller and your photos will actually appear small when opened. Much larger and the upload takes forever, and they will get shrunk by the uploader program anyway.

I have not had any noticeable cropping at this resolution either.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 10-21-2009 03:19 AM

I still think 700 might be the maixmum number. I just looked at a lot, I found 600×398 900×600 900×675, even yours Charlie, your Austin and Jase tool boxes are 900×675 when zoomed. So if you’re uploading at 1600×1200 they might be being resized.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#6 posted 10-21-2009 03:41 AM

Curt, yeah I knew they were being resized. I just knew that 1600×1200 was big enough to make them as big as possible, without being so big that they take forever to upload. (If I’m making sense. :-) )

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 10-21-2009 03:54 AM

Charlie, LOL Yeah I get it. The only reason I’m aware of this is because I linked to some pictures from my web site into a forum posts the other day and I noticed the right side was lopped off. Expanding the browser window, going full screen, didn’t matter. I had to dick around with the pictures until all showed and found out that to be 700 pixels in width. Height didn’t seem to matter.

But that’s in posts, it may be a little different in project pictures but I didn’t see anything over 679 in width. But it’s good to know one can upload at your size and let it resize rather then having to take the time to do that oneself, thanks. And your answer should make it easier for SEE.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#8 posted 10-21-2009 07:33 AM

Hey.. project pictures are automatically resized to all needed sizes on the fly. For best quality I suggest uploading sizes around 1000px (longer dimension).

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#9 posted 10-21-2009 08:33 AM

Thanks Martin, I was waitin’ for the definitive answer.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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