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Posted 12/24/2013   05:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Telcson to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
well, here I am folks, with 2013 nearly at an end
and I till csn't upload pictures to this website forum
so I can't ask questions and show what I'm talking about.
(see last post "problem"}
Help help help. What can I do?

Telcson
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Posted 12/24/2013   06:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your pictures MUST be less than 100Kb if you use the site facility. I use Irfanview with the save jpg set to 98.0kb so it saves it to the right size automatically.
1. Reply to Topic
2. Upload image
3. Browse to your file
4. Upload to your post
5. Preview to check if it is there.
6. Post new reply

edit
I put this as I could not see you "problem" topic.... but it seems you have posted before so the above won't be of use
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Edited by scotzm - 12/24/2013 06:08 am
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Posted 12/24/2013   10:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gar to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use the "Free Image optimizer" link, scroll down, click Browse to open where your file is, then click upload. When you see your photo make sure its under 100, it should show in green at bottom left.
Then right click on the photo and save image to your desktop.Easier to find that way. Then start new topic or reply, click upload image{green camera) to post. I had some problems my self with photos. I used the practice "Bell" and the test forum down at the bottom. Hope this helps. Gary
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Posted 12/24/2013   11:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Telcson,

I use the following steps, which assumes that you are ready to Reply to a Topic, or Create a New one (just like you did with your original posting):

1. Scan a picture using your own scanner software. Scan as high a resolution as you want, but 1200 dpi is plenty. Try to scan just the area of interest.
2. Crop the picture, probably using the same scanner software. If not, you can crop later.
3. Save your picture on the desktop, so it is easier to find later.
4. Open the Free Image Optimizer software available as a link when you Reply to a topic. It should open as a new tab in your browser. If you can't find it, it is located here:

https://www.stampcommunity.org/imag....asp#534,600

5. While in Free Image Optimizer, Browse to your file location (which is on your desktop, remember?), select it, then upload it.
6. If it uploads correctly, you will have two, side-by-side pictures of your stamp, that both look exactly the same.
7. Use all of the tools below your picture to make it look better. I just wish they had a rotate that would only do a few degrees, but beggars can't be choosers.
8. This is also where you can crop your picture, if you weren't successful earlier. Just select the crop icon above your picture, and draw a box around the area of interest. This is where you can really crop out all that unnecessary black space.
9. Be sure to press the Apply Changes button often to actually make the changes you have selected.
10. The final picture (the one on the left) must be 100kb or less. Sometimes mine are much less than 100kb, so I increase it by changing the image quality or size to make it bigger.
11. If you want to, go ahead and play with the image to see what you can do. Try to crop, make bigger, make smaller, change the image quality, etc.
12. The next step (after applying your changes) is to save the picture. I always save on my desktop so I can find it later. You will see a "download this image" icon for this purpose.
13. Press that icon, follow the instructions, and do a "Save" or "Save As" to put it where you want.
14. Lastly, go back to your post (in the other open tab), and Upload that image with the icon that says, "Upload Image". It should be just below where you are typing your question/answer.
15. Follow the instructions to browse to your location, Open, then Upload to your post. You can then close that pesky window.
16. Before posting your reply, I recommend previewing it to make sure everything looks good. (Many times I have gone back immediately and made a simple correction, but why not get it right the first time?)

Go ahead and play in the Testing area http://goscf.com/f/1 until you get it right.

Have fun and looking forward to your first picture.
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Posted 12/24/2013   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Partime....I cant do this darn picture thing either.
I save the image (at the correct size)....but when I try to upload it again....
its the same old larger file.
I have tried from your directions above....still cant do it.
Arrrrgh.
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Posted 12/24/2013   12:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
test...

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Posted 12/24/2013   12:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



Think I might have it.....
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Posted 12/24/2013   12:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply




Think I got it now....
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Posted 12/24/2013   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
SUCCESS! What was the missing step?
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Posted 12/24/2013   4:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice Presidents set kevin.
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