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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Mon 06-Apr-09 05:12 AM
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"Yep! another dumb question from glxman!"


South Australia, AU
          

Hi Guys,

Are any of our members only using NX2 to prepare images for upload for posting images,

When I have tried to meet the requirements, (image dimensions and size), I end up with the image larger than 150KB,

The only way I have been able to achieve the 150KB is to compress in windows Vista picture manager and then the image is "degraded" to a condition not suited to posting here,

If anyone is using NX2 successfully for PP for uploading, a procedure would be appreciated,

One thing I forgot to mention, Is that I am converting the NEFs to jpeg first,

Regards,
Gary

  

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GAry I am not sure why you are having htis problem. If you post your original to your gallery like Ihave said before, you don't have to worryabout this as your file canbe 10 GB! The gwallery will automatically generate a file you can use for forums and it will meet size requirements. But in general, you size your image for post, to a forum bysetting the longest side. You then adjust quality to get to 150 KB.

Bob Baldassano
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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Mon 06-Apr-09 10:54 AM
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Mon 06-Apr-09 10:55 AM by glxman

South Australia, AU
          

Thanks Bob,

I'm not the "sharpest tool in the shed" when it comes to this type of procedure,

I did read your post a while back but I think I may have got it wrong, sorry,

When you say upload to "my gallery", is that the same as uploading to "my photos" ?

Second question,

How do I link that image to a post?

If I can work it out, I will try it out with a couple of quick test snaps I did with my AI 135mm in this thread,

Regards,
Gary
PS:I will go back and have another read

  

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Mon 06-Apr-09 01:40 PM
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Mon 06-Apr-09 02:15 PM by glxman

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1st try Bob

Well, looks like it worked,
D700
135mm AI 2.8
F8
1/160s
Metering matrix
Sharpening 4
Picture Control Standard



Worked out how to do the "link thing", that was a big stumbling block before, I had given up at that stage,

Quick question?
Is it better to size before uploading, that is, for example, the longest side being 900 pixels?

Sorry for being such a slow student here, bit embarrassing really, I had almost resigned myself to a reader only!

When I had uploaded images before, the quality was poor, this one looks half way reasonable, well, to me anyway,

Thank you again for your patience!

Regards,
Gary

  

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Gary:

My method allows you to store as big an image as you want in your gallery. It can be 1800 pixels on a side! If you want it smaller yes you should adjust it. What I do is set my images to 1000 long side and keep the quality as high as I can so that loading takes no longer than 1 minute. That is what goes in my gallery. Since the gallery then makes the medium view automatically, that is what I post to forums with the larger image link like I outlined. That seems to be the best of both worlds. I use 1000 because the contests have a 1000 limit on a side. Hope this helps. BTW your child is beautiful!

Bob Baldassano
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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Tue 07-Apr-09 01:10 AM
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#5. "RE: Yep! another dumb question from glxman!"
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South Australia, AU
          

Thanks Bob,

Appreciate your help, took me a while but I finally got there,

I can now see the benefit of using the gallery for uploading,

Thank you for your comment, yes, my granddaughter looks great,

15 images, 15 keepers out of the AI 135mm, I was happy with that!

Regards,
Gary

  

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greyface Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2008Tue 07-Apr-09 07:24 AM
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Tue 07-Apr-09 07:25 AM by greyface

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Gary,

That was not a dumb question. I have been having the same problem in sizing for posting as I changed to Vista 64 bit and have not reloaded Photoshop 7. Am now trying to get the right file size for uploading to Mpix.

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Wed 08-Apr-09 01:48 AM
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#7. "RE: Yep! another dumb question from glxman!"
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Hi Robert,

The only program I have now is NX2,

This is how I am resizing, (after batching to jpeg)

I open the image in NX2,
I click on edit, select size/resolution
In the edit list, under file size, I adjust the longest side to 1000,

And that's it, I don't use any other options as I found it destroys image quality,

When you upload to My Photos or my Gallery, it will retain that size,

The only thing that I don't understand is that when I link one of these images to a post is that they "appear" to be a bit smaller than 1000 on the long side in the post,(even a bit smaller than the "legal" 900, but I might be wrong) that is not too big an issue for me, at least things are working now, thanks to Bob Baldassano's help,

Hope that helps,

I'm sure there is a better way, but that's how I'm getting by at the moment,

Regards,
Gary

  

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greyface Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2008Wed 08-Apr-09 06:08 AM
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#8. "RE: Yep! another dumb question from glxman!"
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Hi Gary,

That sounds like the way to load for My Photos and Gallery. Don't have enough good shots to post yet. I also appreciate Bob Baldassano's comments.
The Mpix problem is getting the image to the recommend resolution. 11x14 res. is 2750x7500. I can get the 7500 to 7420 but the 2750 ends up at 5830. I am going to email Mpix to see what I can do to solve things. I am new to digital printing setups.

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Wed 08-Apr-09 07:33 AM
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#9. "RE: Yep! another dumb question from glxman!"
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South Australia, AU
          

Way out of my skill level Robert,

Hope it works out for you,

May I suggest a new post for your question, I'm sure you will get a lot of good help that way,

Regards,
Gary

  

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