File Size Too Large

oldmanoldman Old GrinnerPosts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
edited May 21, 2004 in SmugMug Support
I tried uploading a jpg file, 1.03 mb but get message that file was too large. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
Thanks

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  • fishfish Site Megalodon Posts: 2,950Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 29, 2004
    oldman wrote:
    I tried uploading a jpg file, 1.03 mb but get message that file was too large. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
    Thanks
    Hi oldman!

    Here's a helpful file from smugmug. If you want to attach a file, it can't be any larger than 117kb (or so). If you upload to a photo hosting site and direct-link the image into your post, there's no size limit (except practical).

    Good luck!

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  • oldmanoldman Old Grinner Posts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited March 31, 2004
    Got It!
    OK, finally got it right with Photoshop.
    1. Load image into Photoshop
    2. Image -> Image Size
    3. Set to 400 Pixels wide, 300 high
    4. File -> SaveAs -> name it -> quality to 2

    Filesize is now 68kb
  • lynnmalynnma Moddess Emeritus Homosassa, Florida (Paradise)Posts: 5,163Registered Users, Retired Mod
    edited March 31, 2004
    oldman wrote:
    OK, finally got it right with Photoshop.
    1. Load image into Photoshop
    2. Image -> Image Size
    3. Set to 400 Pixels wide, 300 high
    4. File -> SaveAs -> name it -> quality to 2

    Filesize is now 68kb
    Hi oldman,
    If you have photoshop you should also be able to "save for the web" in which case you can resize your optimized picture, see your original and also see the file size change as you take the quality of the picture up or down. At the end of your resizing given the option to save as "gif" or "jpg" use jpg. Then you can see what you are ending up with, make your picture as large or as small as you want and see the result that eveyone else will see (or mostly).
    Hope thats helpful and not confusing.:D
    Lynn
  • oldmanoldman Old Grinner Posts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited March 31, 2004
    Thanks, I also found a "optimize for file size" which let's you choose the file size. Didn't work though but probably cockpit error.
  • snapapplesnapapple Major grins Posts: 2,093Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 21, 2004
    How do I direct-link to smugmug?
    Hey guys -
    I just uploaded some pics the hard way. My pictures are so small that I can't see the detail. In photoshop is says they are some 328K or so and they upload as 98K. By trial and error I've been making the file sizes a little bit bigger and bigger, but I see lots of much bigger pics in other peoples posts. I need to find out how to direct-link to my smugmug account. There's no size limit, you say? And how do I link to several pics in one post like I see on the site. I think I actually read something about direct-linking, but I can't find it now. Please, Baldy, we need more info in the help section. I've been searching all over.
    Thanks,
    Susan
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 21, 2004
    snapapple wrote:
    Hey guys -
    I just uploaded some pics the hard way. My pictures are so small that I can't see the detail. In photoshop is says they are some 328K or so and they upload as 98K. By trial and error I've been making the file sizes a little bit bigger and bigger, but I see lots of much bigger pics in other peoples posts. I need to find out how to direct-link to my smugmug account. There's no size limit, you say? And how do I link to several pics in one post like I see on the site. I think I actually read something about direct-linking, but I can't find it now. Please, Baldy, we need more info in the help section. I've been searching all over.
    Thanks,
    Susan
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