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Tosh McCaber28/09/2020 17:30:55
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I want to post a few photos-maybe up to five. But I don't want them to be the usual large images that appear- I don't want to hog too much page space in the thread! Can I reduce the original resolution, so that the images on the page could be smaller, and not take up too much space. If so, what resolution would you advise?


Pete B - Moderator28/09/2020 18:14:21
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I believe the forum software will resize your pics to fit the page width, Tosh, whatever size or resolution you make them, so we might just have to put up with your pics filling the post....teeth 2

A few years ago, the problem used to be that we had to reduce every pic to fit the page before uploading them - the auto-sizing was a real advance and I'm not sure the techies wouldn't appreciate being asked to unroll thatwink 2


Bob Cotsford28/09/2020 18:19:10
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Couldn't you use a photo editor to combine multiple images into a single jpeg and upload that as a single item?

Tosh McCaber28/09/2020 19:20:08
216 forum posts
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Blimey- that's beyond my tech knowledge Bob!!

Bob Cotsford28/09/2020 20:57:53
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Mine too in truth Tosh but I'm pretty sure it can be done. Probably just a matter of cutting and pasting to a blank canvas but I've never tried it.

Geoff S28/09/2020 23:30:20
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You can probably do it with MS Publisher. I've produced A4 prints with several photographs on in the past so if you uploaded the file that might work but I think it will need to be a Jpeg format.

However, why bother? I've never found posts with several images to be at all distracting if you space them from the text.


Phil Green28/09/2020 23:42:22
1658 forum posts
344 photos

You can set the displayed size of 'Album' photos by inserting them as usual (using the camera icon) then a right-click on the picture will bring up the picture properties where you can set the displayed size, the padlock fixes the aspect ratio so you only need enter one dimension, height or width.

If you want to set the size of externally hosted photos using the 'picture' icon (to the left of the camera icon), you get a similar screen with height & width boxes, again the padlock fixes the aspect ratio so you only need enter one dimension, height or width.

These for example are all the same photo, its not been resized or photo-edited or changed in any way. It doesnt even have to be your photo. Should a reader wish to see the full resolution photo, a right click on the photo and 'open in a new tab' will show it full size, though your browser may reduce it again to fit the screen.





Edited By Phil Green on 01/10/2020 14:42:30

PatMc29/09/2020 00:10:18
4481 forum posts
548 photos

Tosh, I used an old version of Paint Shop Pro recently to make a collage of several pictures in a this Phoenix thread that you started.


I found it easy but I'm fairly well versed with PSP. However there are several free apps specifically for creating collages.
A quick google of "create collage" come up with this for example. I've no experience of it but it might suit what you want.

Edited By PatMc on 29/09/2020 00:14:22

Tosh McCaber29/09/2020 07:58:13
216 forum posts
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Lots of ideas guys- I just didn't want to hog a thread with pages of photos!

Tosh McCaber01/10/2020 11:13:07
216 forum posts
28 photos


Downloaded your suggestion of Collage Maker. Worked perfectly! Thx for that!

If you look, I've posted the photos of my little Eyelash in the last couple of days, if you look under Eyelash Leccy Conversion. Unfortunately, I should have added it to the bottom of "Forum Members Models- Lets See Them", as opposed to where I am- in "All Things Model Flying"!

Phil Green01/10/2020 11:49:10
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344 photos

But the forum does all that - theres no need for any external image-manipulation software!
This collage took just a few seconds using only the forum's inbuilt picture settings and has the advantage that each individual full res photo is only a click away - unlike the Eyelash collage where the resolution of each pic is a quarter of the overall res.  You can make it any size you like and even change the size after posting:

bike4.jpg bike5.jpg
bike3.jpg cub1.jpg

The 'work around' seems redundant to me when the forum developers have already provided this easy-to-use and effective facility...  

Cheers - Phil







Edited By Phil Green on 01/10/2020 17:00:13

Tosh McCaber01/10/2020 13:17:55
216 forum posts
28 photos


I'll know the next time- should have looked at the posts more carefully!!

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