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What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: Black
Date: February 14, 2024 08:55PM
Lately every time I try to post an image here I just give up after trying to reduce it in Preview. Usually dealing with screenshots around 2 MB. Reducing size to about 50% gets them small enough but they look like hell. I'm not terribly interested in using anything besides Preview, thanks for any tips.
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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 14, 2024 09:00PM
Export as JPEG.

Use the slider to adjust quality and file-size.

...Or upload it to imgur or other image-sharing services and use the Phorum-code they provide.



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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: Black
Date: February 14, 2024 09:09PM
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Tiangou
Export as JPEG.

Use the slider to adjust quality and file-size.

...Or upload it to imgur or other image-sharing services and use the Phorum-code they provide.
Thanks.
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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: February 14, 2024 10:07PM
I use PNG instead of JPEG because the phorum doesn’t like the 4 letter ext. (what’s the difference between .jpg and .jpeg?).
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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 14, 2024 10:16PM
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rich in distress
I use PNG instead of JPEG because the phorum doesn’t like the 4 letter ext. (what’s the difference between .jpg and .jpeg?).

One letter.

Rename it to end with ".jpg" and it'll be fine.



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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: February 14, 2024 10:23PM
smiley-laughing001

I tried that, the result was a name.jpg.jpeg file…
I must have been on iOS, so I just went to png instead of actually learning something… my bane.
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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 14, 2024 11:19PM
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rich in distress
smiley-laughing001

I tried that, the result was a name.jpg.jpeg file…

Do it again, but this time do it from the "Name & Extension" line in the file's Info window. (Control-Click + select "Get Info.")



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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 14, 2024 11:27PM
I upload to imgur.com (sometimes use their mobile app) and then append an 'h' to the file name to get a 1024px max height / width scaled image.



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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 14, 2024 11:52PM
Yeah the too many steps thing has stopped me from uploading.



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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 15, 2024 06:34AM
single click the file or hit return to enter rename mode.
cursor to the end, after the .ext and .jpg it.
And as Tiangou points to.
Open in Pview, Tools/Fit to ...
Pick one. It will show before and after in the bottom of the window.

Or if Pview and/or screenshots are different in Venty or Sonoma?
Or perhaps I'm misunderstanding?

Cmd/shift/3 does get me a 1.9M, but the above resize method works.



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/15/2024 06:39AM by Fritz.
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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: d4
Date: February 15, 2024 06:48AM
Open it in Preview.
Tools >> Adjust Size
Resolution: 77
Width x Height: (Whichever is the longer measurement) 7 inches
You'll get something under 100KB.

Just remember two numbers 77 and 7.
or... 88 and 8 or 99 and 9 for slightly larger sizes and still be under.

77 and 7 will get you this size:




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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 15, 2024 11:27AM
I use graphic converter because I own it. You might consider a simple dedicated image shrinker from the App Store.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/15/2024 11:28AM by davemchine.
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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: Acer
Date: February 15, 2024 12:28PM
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d4
Open it in Preview.
Tools >> Adjust Size
Resolution: 77
Width x Height: (Whichever is the longer measurement) 7 inches
You'll get something under 100KB.

Just remember two numbers 77 and 7.
or... 88 and 8 or 99 and 9 for slightly larger sizes and still be under.

77 and 7 will get you this size:

This is now my desktop pic. The lighting, the angle, *chef's kiss*
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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: February 15, 2024 12:43PM
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davemchine
I use graphic converter because I own it. You might consider a simple dedicated image shrinker from the App Store.


Same here.
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Re: What's the easiest way to get an image under 500k in order to post here?
Posted by: hal
Date: February 15, 2024 01:40PM
I just posted a thread w 80mb of pics - I use dropbox.

I used to make lots of adjustment and reduce size, but I'm too lazy to work on the pics these days and most people don't have bandwidth issues. I just post the huge pics and set the viewable size with the img size=xxx command in the forum post
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