Help inserting photos
May 5, 2018 at 9:38 pm #3533889Scott SmithBPL Member
@mrmuddyLocale: Idaho Panhandle
i took a picture of a tent I want to sell. With my iPhone. Yet it says it’s too big to upload
how can I fix this ?
thank youMay 5, 2018 at 10:46 pm #3533909matthew kModerator
Email it to yourself. Your iPhone will ask you what size to send it at. Your photo needs to be under
600k1mb.May 5, 2018 at 11:06 pm #3533913Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Photo size limit is 1mbMay 5, 2018 at 11:18 pm #3533915matthew kModerator
I stand corrected.Mar 5, 2019 at 5:16 pm #3581914D MBPL Member
@farwalkerLocale: What, ME worry?
No real answer to the question? I have resized photos to the smallest possible on the computer and still cannot load any to gear swap.Mar 5, 2019 at 5:58 pm #3581918
Mathew is right, if you took the photo with your iPhone, the easiest thing to do is email it to yourself. Your iPhone will ask what quality you want to send it as – choose one that is under 1mb (probably medium) and you can then add it to your Gearswap post.
I have no idea why the software can’t downsize your photo for you but it doesn’t.Mar 5, 2019 at 8:15 pm #3581944Franco DarioliSpectator
@francoLocale: Gauche, CU.
What error message do you get ?
Can you post it in this thread ?
BTW, if using Windows you have Paint .
This is how you re-size a photo with that programme :
Right click on the image file in the File Explorer (or Desktop…) , select Open With, Paint.
Select main menu item Image, Stretch/Skew … Change the Horizontal and Vertical percentages to a percentage less than 100. …
Select the main menu item File >> Save As to save the resized image.Mar 5, 2019 at 8:53 pm #3581955Jon FongBPL Member
@jonfongLocale: FLAT CAT GEAR
And make sure that you save it as a jpg or png file.Mar 5, 2019 at 10:38 pm #3581964David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
I take photos of MYOG projects, etc, wide angle (from further away) and then “edit” the photo on my phone by cropping it down. That reduces the file size to within BPL limits.Mar 6, 2019 at 5:58 am #3582034Rex SandersBPL Member
There are different ways to resize a computer image:
1 – Reduce the apparent dimensions on the screen without reducing the file size
2 – Reduce the file size regardless of the apparent dimensions on the screen
3 – Reduce both file size and apparent dimensions
4 – Crop the photo (chop off the edges) while usually reducing file size and dimensions
BPL needs the file size reduced to less than 1 MB. Just shrinking how the photo appears on the screen (#1 above) doesn’t always shrink the file size.
To shrink the file size on a Mac using the free builtin Preview software:
1 – Make a copy of the photo
2 – Open the photo in Preview
3 – Select Tools > Adjust Size
4 – Under “Resulting Size” note the current image size. For example, 2 MB
5 – In “Width”, enter a percent reduction that gets below 1 MB, e.g. 50. By default Preview shrinks both Width and Height the same.
6 – Recheck “Resulting Size” to be sure
7 – If you are under 1 MB, click “OK”
8 – Select File > Save
Then you can upload the shrunken photo to BPL
On an iPhone or iPad – use the email trick others described unless you have a photo editing app.
You could also search for “free image editing” and find a web-based app that should work on almost any platform. A quick search finds too many to chose from, I have no experience, choose carefully.
Yes, it’s too bad BPL forum software doesn’t include “click to shrink” or automatic shrinking. To quote a former Secretary of Defense “As you know, you go to war with the Army you have.”
Hope this helps.
— RexMar 8, 2019 at 1:16 pm #3582421
Wait a minute – according to BPL Trac we should have auto re-sizing now, but it doesn’t appear to work.
“Auto-resizing of photos (COMPLETE);”Mar 8, 2019 at 2:47 pm #3582429Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Complete, but not live.
BPL-v4c in progress
Don’t forget this nugget of info,
“Not yet scheduled, we are waiting on the major release of our core forum software code from that developer, which has been in “late beta” mode for the past several months.“
Been a year…Mar 8, 2019 at 8:03 pm #3582458
I didn’t see that part ken. I guess we will just have to wait and see. Hopefully it will be released soon.
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