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Forum topic by LJackson posted 02-13-2015 08:37 PM 987 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-13-2015 08:37 PM

My phone as one of the best cameras for a phone on the market. It takes 21 megapixel photos. When I upload them into the six slots for my project’s photos, they are shrunk into thumbnails. Well, not quite, but much smaller than they need to be. When you zoom the pictures, there is a large dark brown area, and then the photo is small and centered at the top of it. I would expect the photo would fill the area.

So, what can I do to ensure my photos come out at a size that is reasonable for viewing?

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#1 posted 02-13-2015 08:47 PM

I resize all my photos to 700 pixels wide.
I do this for all images I want to post on LJs.
In the forums, a large image will not be resized….
It will just be cut off.
I can’t remember how “project pictures” are handled by LJs….
I’m not sure what the maximum size allowed, but that is what I do.
Unless there have been recent changes, which is possible.

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#2 posted 02-13-2015 09:45 PM

When I transfer my photos from my phone or camera to my pc the pics are 3264×2448 and aprox 2.5 MB.

I use a free and easy to use editing program such as “” or “irfanview” to reduce the (pixel/canvas) size down to around 800×650. This brings the file size down to about 65 KB with no noticable effect to quality.

If you’re doing your posting straight from your phone, there are settings to use for email which automatically do this.

I think LJs only allows 5 MB for pics.

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#3 posted 02-14-2015 03:00 PM

Thanks guys, I’ll try those resolutions.

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