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Roland Malcolm
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September 20, 2021 - 3:33 pm
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Hello, Can someone please help a techno luddite. I take my photos using my phone and upload them onto my computer. When I try to upload them onto the forum it always tells me the photos are too large. How do I reduce them? Thanks, Roland.

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mike p5xbx
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September 20, 2021 - 5:01 pm
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It is in the FAQ
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but its probably easier to do it on your Phone with an App

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photos need to be under 1mb in size.

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September 20, 2021 - 5:43 pm
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If you have Windows 10, the native Paint app can do it. The goal is to get the final file size under 1 MB.

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Hi,

I take pictures on my phone too, I then Email them to myself and when it asks what size I want the attachments to be I choose anything under 1meg.

seems to work!

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Hello, Thanks for the replies. I read the link to FAQ, might as well be in Latin for me. I will get a local computer wizard to show me if I can find one. All the best, Roland.

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Hi Roland, I am with you all the way on this mate. It took me a year to work it out myself. Truth is that everybody's computer is set up different with different software etc so all well meaning advice becomes confusing and adds to the frustration.

In the end I got a 12 year old to show me how to do it. After that...it was pretty straightforward.

My problem is that I grew up in the analogue age and the modern world comes from the digital age. Do not let that bother you though.....its not about intelligence or education..its about how our brains are wired up. 

Just watch a modern digital youngster trying to use basic tools  to fix a puncture or to strip an Amal carb or better still to try to socialise with real people and you will see what I mean.

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Oh come on now. Personal computers have been around for 40 years now - the internet even longer. If you can find this forum on the internet, join it and log in, you can also find out how to change photo sizes, especially as the instructions are provided and have been reiterated oh so many times. You have managed over 30 posts. A large number of words you use every day come from Latin, too.

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They do say that learning something new everyday keeps you young 🙂old

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I've been interested in photography since long before the digital age. When I went digital I got a free copy of a photo processing program. That was back with windows xp but I've just got a new windows 10 laptop, put it on there and it still works. I can re-size pictures to fewer pixels and / or apply more "compression". The compression is a clever way of reducing the file size without reducing the number of pixels (the physical size) and will often not have a noticeably visible effect on the end picture. This old and simple to use program, I suppose you'd call it an app in modern speak, has been invaluable down the years. I have to say that being able to take any photo or screen shot from my phone or computer has been very useful and I think well worth a bit of the necessary learning curve to use it. 

Mine is called Paint Shop Pro 7. It came free with a pack of blank CD's or was it chalk slates. I've just had a search and apparently you can download old PSP versions free.

So I'd recommend finding a free photo editing package and spend a bit of time learning how to do the things you want to do. It'll open up a whole new world! 

Image1.jpgThis was cropped out of a screen shot and took about 1 minute to process and upload.

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I also use an old copy of paint shop but for windows PCs FastStone Image Viewer is free and simply the best and easiest to use program for resizing or cropping photos and much more
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