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Just trying out my new camera
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Okie-Dokie    Posted 01-01-2002 at 17:28:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Shure hope this works. Thanks to Phyllis F. for telling how to do this!

NilsDK    Posted 01-02-2002 at 12:20:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
O-D & All
During the X-mas I have lurked around with the same problem, and found lots of usefull help in a shareware program at the name Irfan View. It is very usefull to rezise and manipulate pics. I post the link below, and then wish good luck, and don't hope you need it.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 01-01-2002 at 17:31:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oooops! I must have done somthing wrong. I was trying to post a picture but screwed it up somehow. I will try again later. Wish me luck!

IHank    Posted 01-01-2002 at 19:44:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Okie Dokie- Several of us worked on this last summer and got good results after some head scratching and thinking together. We ended up with some long posts and they might still be in the archives. Good luck if you go hunting!

Short and to the point-
-Get your picture, or 'toon, into .jpg format.
-Get the file size down in the 20 to 50 kb range.
-Get the picture size to no more than 600 pixels on the long edge.
-Don't waste everybody's time and interest if you ain't got the above steps done!
-Go to the Photo Gallery on the left marging of this page.
-Clik on the fine print about posting a photo and follow the directions. Patience is a virtue here!
-When the photo is posted go back and clik on your photo and get it displayed.
-Copy your photo's URL.
-Go to the posting page you want and post your message.
-Just below your message paste your photo's URL.
-Below the posting square paste your picture's URL in the Optional Link URL space.
-Type your photo's title into the Link Title space.
-Post your message like usual.

Now, you can tell folks what your photo is all about in your text post and they can clik on the link and go right to it within this website. None of the hassles of third party web sites and photos gimmicks! The first three steps are critical, as is being patient while your picture loads from your computer to the photos page computer. Hope this helps, IHank

Duey (IA)    Posted 01-01-2002 at 18:23:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Okie, You need to post the picture as a jpg so it's not so big. Also fill in link title or it won't show. Duey

OW - here's some recipes    Posted 01-01-2002 at 18:14:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can post any ONLINE picture EXCEPT Stuff from Angelfire or Geocities. They block pictures. Further intructions in the link. Have fun!

Hogman---WOW!!!!!!    Posted 01-02-2002 at 09:26:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
How'd Ya ever learn so gosh awful much bout one of these contraptions??????
I can't even read tha instructions much less foller'em. Talk about "can't teach an old dog new tricks" This ole dawg is plumb flabbergasted ! !

Okie-Dokie    Posted 01-02-2002 at 04:42:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks to every one! I will keep trying from time to time. I did print out all the replies to refer back to. I think Hank got it right. The picture I posted looks way too big. You have to move it around to see the whole thing. This "learn as you go" process ain't easy for a country boy living in the wrong century.

IHank    Posted 01-02-2002 at 09:57:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Okie Dokie and Hog Man- Fear not! We "highly experienced in life" type men got this stuff like fancy cameras coming at us to keep us out of the taverns. I recommend not fight the inevitable- COMPROMISE! Get a 12 pack, get your camera, get comfortable by your computer, and see what you can figger out.

That file size vs. picture size relationship I still ain't got figgered out. File size (the kb number) hogs lots of memory and disk space. Big file size takes a long time to send and receive thru the e-mail. The super huge file sizes can clog up servers and cause nasty system problems.

Big pixels number is what hogs screen space and makes the display run off the edges of the screen. Best I can figger out is that the pixel size is determined by the camera and can be increased or decreased by a computer program for processing picture type files. The one I have is called "Imaging". I'm sure there are others that do the same thing and have a different name.

Two different digital cameras I've used download photos in the 200 kb to 300 kb range. The pixel size is in the 400 by 600 pixels range, just right.

OK, I run the photo thru the imaging program but do no processing or fiddling with the picture. I just load it in then save it back to the hard disk folder it came from. Like magic, the picture size comes out in the 20 kb to 50 kb range. Again, just right!

If you're into cheating at this little game, you might try snooping around for a "read me" file under the help tab for your imaging, or scanner, program. The read me file is what used to be the instruction book, 'ya know, that thing you never could find and as a result were glad you didn't feel guilty about not reading it.

What's going on I honestly don't know or understand. I do know that if you ask enough questions, snoop thru the read me file, and poke enough keys, once in a while something will happen the way you want it to. If not you got the other 11 cans as an alternative activity.

Grins to all in this wonderful new year, IHank

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Hogman    Posted 01-03-2002 at 12:37:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Hank,I don't have a camera as yet,Maw Hog says cow feed's more important'n a dadburned digatal what'cha callit so in tha meantime I'll just keep tippin my 10 gallon at Ya'al and try ta learn a little more,untill tha day

IHank    Posted 01-03-2002 at 18:31:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hogman- No sweat about being patient, because you'll come out ahead.

The first camera I got tangled up with belongs to the neighbor gal across the hall. She moved, the camera got lost, but I got lots of photos because she had me do the down loads and print outs.

My second camera is a $49 cheapie. It works good, but is different as to down load and related processing. I still don't know if the fancy steps are better than the 1st one or just a pain in the anatomy.

The biggie is when you get the photo. By get I mean somebody sends you an attached picture file, or when you've got your own photos into their spl folder. Either way, you're likely gonna have to do some kind of processing before you can do what you want with 'em.

Several times I've had people send me photo files that were 1.8kb and they simply overwhelmed my system. One time I got two of 'em and it shut down my e-mail box. Pi..ed off? You bet. Kept my cool and got a "peek in the back door" routine to my e-mail box at my server. If it don't look good I simply delete with the single finger salute finger.

Seriously man, people with new computers have huge capacity and people with a machine only a couple of years old can expect trouble with .jpg and similar picture down loads.

Backing up, your server tecchies might give you some "magic" URL's and old timer type "LOADM" access info to let you cut thru the rich kid overburden with your old 64K TRS80 Color Computer.

If not, sweat not and just remember that old age and treachery will overcome youth and technology! Grins, IHank

Hogman    Posted 01-04-2002 at 19:24:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Hank

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