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Offline Dan Clark

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Post Pics!!!
« on: January 23, 2007, 11:12 PM »
Ya Gotta Post Pics!!!

OK, we have a new forum.  Discussing Festool tools and what you can do with them is MUCH better with pics!  So, take your digicam, take some pics, and post em'.   

For example, below is my table saw.  OK, it's an MFT table and it's a TS55 saw.  You cut wood on a table.  Right?   So it's a table saw.   And...  You can tote it up to your Master Bathroom which you are remodeling.

Get my point?!?

Dan.

« Last Edit: January 24, 2007, 01:16 PM by Dan Clark »

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007, 03:11 PM »
Speaking of photos...

Please note that I've also installed the "Gallery" feature.  This allows members to upload photo galleries to the forum for everyone to see.

Look near the top of the forum window for the word "Gallery."  It is located between the "Members" and the "Logout" features.

Stay in touch,
Matthew Schenker
« Last Edit: July 23, 2007, 10:21 AM by Matthew Schenker »
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Offline Lou Miller

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2007, 01:22 AM »
Matt,

I just tried to upload a pic to the gallery and wasn't able to. I filled out everything I could, but after hit the post picture button, I get an error message that said I needed to pick a category. Well, there weren't any choices for the categories. There's a drop down menu, but its empty.

Did I do something wrong, or is there a glitch?

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2007, 07:49 AM »
Lou,
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Did I do something wrong, or is there a glitch?

It looks like I need to set up the galleries first!  OK, hold off just a bit on this, and I'll get it set up.

Thanks,
Matthew
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Offline Les Spencer

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007, 02:53 PM »
Since this thread is about posting pic's, why not give some directions? I stumbled my way through it but I'm not sure if I'm doing it the best way. Tried the "insert image", pain in the butt, then found the "add attachment" feature. Is there a certain size for the pic's that works best?
Les (near Indy) XL

Offline Art Frank

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2007, 03:16 PM »
Posting pics is challenging, because they have a size limitation  (around 120 KB). And it isn't apparent to me how to get the pics reduced down to this size without a great deal of trial and error. I just bought adobe PS elements 5 and their format uses ppi, and the ability to adjust pixel width and height of a given photo, but the ppi changes along with the width and height adjustments, which keeps the total KB of a photo nearly constant. I know that I'm missing something, but I don't have a manual and and the help files don't address this.

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2007, 03:21 PM »
Les,

I'm planning three tutorials:
1. Basics of taking pics
2. Basics of post processing
3. Modifying pics for the web and uploading

I had planned to start these this week, but I'm been massively busy.    Here's a quick summary.

In general, the keys are to start with a decent pic (#1), post process it make it better (#2), and then downsize it to keep it within space constraints.  The max size pic to attach is 225KB.  My personal preference is to keep the pic at about 800X600 max so that it's viewable on all screens.  If it's much larger than that, some people won't be able to fit see the entire image on their screens.  Then, attach the image.   

To crop and resize, my preference for a light-weight photo editor is PhotoShop Elements.   

Regards,

Dan.

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2007, 03:24 PM »
Posting pics is challenging, because they have a size limitation  (around 120 KB). And it isn't apparent to me how to get the pics reduced down to this size without a great deal of trial and error. I just bought adobe PS elements 5 and their format uses ppi, and the ability to adjust pixel width and height of a given photo, but the ppi changes along with the width and height adjustments, which keeps the total KB of a photo nearly constant. I know that I'm missing something, but I don't have a manual and and the help files don't address this.

Art,

Open and image, post process to taste, resize to something like 800X600, and then:
Go to File -> Save For Web.  Finalize the size adjustment there to get it under the file limit.  (It looks like the file limit has been raised to 225KB.)

Dan.

p.s., I use PhotoShop CS3 beta.   I'll try to get a copy of PhotoShop Elements 5 this weekend for the tutorials, and then post a quick "Upload tutorial".
« Last Edit: February 02, 2007, 03:32 PM by Dan Clark »

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2007, 04:52 PM »
Dan,
Thank you for your deducation to the new forum!!  It's been very exciting to me to create this space, but also a lot of work.  So I appreciate your help, especially when it comes to the technical questions about software and  posting procedures (for example, your message about posting shorter URL references was great).

Whenever you want, feel free to post instructions.

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(It looks like the file limit has been raised to 225KB.)

Yes, I raised the limit for each photo attachment to 225KB.  However, people should do what they can to reduce photo size.  The goal is to have a quality photo for viewing, but take up the least amount of space.  In my experience, you can usually post a high-quality photo for screen viewing with 150KB or less.

I'll post a related discussion on this in a moment...

Thanks,
Matthew
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Offline Dan Clark

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2007, 05:05 PM »
Matthew,

In the tutorial, I'll recommend 125.

Dan.

Offline Mirko

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2007, 11:24 PM »
just a test

(edit) cool it worked, first try :)
« Last Edit: February 19, 2007, 11:26 PM by Mirko »

Offline tvgordon

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008, 03:57 PM »
I've got to do a test too.

9284-0

Hey it worked! :D :D

Tom.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2008, 03:58 PM by tvgordon »

Offline Rob McGilp

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Re: Post Pics!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2008, 04:44 PM »
Here's a pic of sunrise over the Hen and Chicken Islands in Maine harbour. The three shapes in the water forefront are Kayakers.
This photo was taken from the Balance Rock Lodge in Bar Harbour.