How to Attach Pictures to Posts
Posted on 07/11/2008 8:38 AM
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Joined: June 27, 2007
Before attaching a picture or file to a post, there are two key rules:
1) The picture must be less than 500 x500 pixels.
2) The file must be less than 97.66Kb
So, all of us with 7+ megapixel camreas have to do some editing otherwise the picture won't attach.
How do you know if your picture is too big? Hover your mouse over the thumbnail or icon of the picture on your computer. The little popup box will say "Dimensions: 1600x1200" or larger or smaller (or right click and go to "Properties"). 1600 pixels is too large. Homeroasters wants 500 pixels as the largest dimension. So... some math:
500 / Largest Dimension = % reduction required
In our case that's:
500 / 1600 = .3125 or 31% (always round DOWN)
Now, open your picture in MS Paint (right click, select "Open With" then "Paint"). Go to "Image" then "Strech/skew". In the Horizontal AND Vertical windows type in the % reduction, 31 in our case. Click OK. Save the file, and use this as the attachment! Viola!
How to attach it? When you go to make a new post, or to add a reply to an existing post, you'll see the "Attachment" section right above the "Preview Thread" and "Post Thread" buttons. Click "Browse" then find your re-sized image and attach it.
If you click "Preview Thread" you won't see your picture AND you will have to RE-ATTACH it before clicking "Post Thread". You must have typed something in the window in order to attach a picture.
Any trouble, just contact an Admin or Moderator by clicking on a name, then send a "PM" (Personal Message) and we'll help you pretty quick.
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