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Chris R 104/02/2019 20:52:00
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1) Can I enable notifications for Personal Messages, somehow? Or is it just a matter of looking top right when I visit?

2) Photos. It says 600 wide max; Is that really still the limit?

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JasonB04/02/2019 20:53:59
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1. Settings top left green bar and then My Account to set e-mail notification of PMs

2. No you can put in larger and software will adjust it.

Andrew Johnston04/02/2019 20:57:18
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1: Yes, somewhere. I think it's under the profile settings, but isn't obvious. I certainly get an email notification that I have a PM

2: As a default I upload pictures that are 1024x768 so it's clearly nonsense

Andrew

Chris R 104/02/2019 21:07:16
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Got it, thanks both!

Bazyle04/02/2019 22:25:13
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I think the software shrinks big pictures doesn't it? We used to have problems with people who were too lazy to downsize their pictures and they splurged outside the display section in the middle of the screen so it had to be automatic.
If you have a big picture it probably can be cropped so we can get maximum detail in the important part rather than 50% background and not really able to see the finer points of your work. Unless of course you need to hide the crappy surface finish surprise

John McNamara05/02/2019 07:01:29
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An easy way to resize pictures is to use screen grabbing software, Just open your digital camera image on the screen, select the area you want to post and press capture. then save and rename the captured part of the image as a JPG. It will be a fraction of the size of the original. It only takes a few seconds to do.

**LINK**

Regards
John

Neil Wyatt05/02/2019 11:46:52
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Folks are confusing two different things.

600 pixels is the maximum size to set linked pictures inserted with the green landscape icon and not overlap the stuff to the right.

Album images, inserted with the black camera, get automatically reduced to 1024 pixels in the longest dimension and displayed at 512 pixels wide.

Neil

JasonB05/02/2019 12:08:26
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 05/02/2019 11:46:52:

 

600 pixels is the maximum size to set linked pictures inserted with the green landscape icon and not overlap the stuff to the right.

But larger still fit without causing problems, 50% of what I put here that is hosted on PB is 640 wide and there is room for more. Just tried a 1024 hosted image and that was resized without going over the right hand side.

1024 sized 

640 size

 

 

Edited By JasonB on 05/02/2019 12:17:27

Simon Williams 305/02/2019 12:37:11
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I know the discussion above is about number of pixels, but that relates to the file size of the image. I've taken to emailing myself the picture I want to post, which automatically (W10) re-sizes it for a sensible number of bytes rather than the original. Typically 2 - 3 Mb drops to say 100Kb. It only seems fair not to clutter the forum server with whole lot of unnecessary file space.

Are you saying this isn't necessary, and the album upload process re-formats/compresses the file size to reduce it to a sensible number of Kb?

The process doesn't seem to impair the definition of the posted picture, though that may be the limitations of my screen (and eyesight!).

Best rgds Simon

Chris R 105/02/2019 12:44:58
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For some reason my pc now pops up a large picture if the original is larger, which is fine for the 1024 one above,

 

Don't know why it started it, possibly the last W10 update!  dont know.  Using Firefox. Maybe there's an option somewhere.

This is bigger, 3000 wide - just to see what happens:

 

20190202_004054 - copy.jpg

Yup, resized to 1024, but the jpeg  conversion isn't as good as it would have been if I'd used  photoshop.

 

Edited By Chris R 1 on 05/02/2019 12:48:39

JasonB05/02/2019 13:11:32
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One advantage of uploading a large image to an album is that if clicked it will come up much larger which is very useful where detail needs to be seen. Useful for people asking what/who/ when etc about their latest boot sale find and such like.

Michael Gilligan05/02/2019 13:59:26
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Forgive the digression, please ... but the plot thickens:

I have just tried to open Chris's 15-photo Album, via the link under his name **LINK**

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/albums/member_albums.asp?c=179266

... and no Album is shown

[although I can access the recently posted image via its own link]

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/sites/7/images/member_albums/179266/823628.jpg

.

MichaelG.

[bewildered]

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 05/02/2019 14:00:45

JasonB05/02/2019 14:26:24
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Albums not marked as public can't be viewed but photos placed in a post from them can.

Edited By JasonB on 05/02/2019 14:27:45

Michael Gilligan05/02/2019 14:31:51
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Posted by JasonB on 05/02/2019 14:26:24:

Albums not marked as public can't be viewed but photos placed in a post from them can.

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Aha ! ... Mystery solved

Thanks Jason

MichaelG.

Neil Wyatt05/02/2019 21:06:24
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Posted by JasonB on 05/02/2019 12:08:26:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 05/02/2019 11:46:52:

 

600 pixels is the maximum size to set linked pictures inserted with the green landscape icon and not overlap the stuff to the right.

But larger still fit without causing problems, 50% of what I put here that is hosted on PB is 640 wide and there is room for more. Just tried a 1024 hosted image and that was resized without going over the right hand side.

1024 sized

640 size

 

 

Edited By JasonB on 05/02/2019 12:17:27

It would seem the forum software's last update fixed the issue, by automatically resizing linked images.

That would explain why we don't see people messing up the forum by linking big images any more.

Neil

I resized those to 600 and 200. It seems that around 500 (possibly 512) is the size the forum software defaults to for linked and gallery images.

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 05/02/2019 21:10:10

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