How to post a picture on Chemtalk

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How to post a picture on Chemtalk

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I noticed some are attaching word docs in an attempt to attach a picture , so I thought I'd do a quick tutorial .

First off , there is a size limit to pictures . They must be no larger than 800 pixels on the longest side.
You need to resize pics in windows "Paint" or other picture software .
In this case , I load the pic into "paint" ,click on "resize" ,then "Pixels". I then have to change the largest size to 800.
Then I click OK and re-save pic .

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Next, click the "Attachments" tab below.
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Click on Add files
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Navigate to where you have saved your resized pic and double click the file .
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The File will appear in the attachments list .
If you have multiple pics , its often best to give them a comment .The comment will also show in the submitted post in blue under the pic .
You don't have to add a comment if you don't want to .
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Re: How to post a picture on Chemtalk

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Click "Place inline" will insert the pic into you post at the position of your cursor .
This is handy if you need to edit your post
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Your post will look something like this .
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Note that you can't see the Attachment Tab unless you click on the "full editor and preview" button first .
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Also note that you can only attach 5 pictures per post .
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Well done Bigmack thank you
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Re: How to post a picture on Chemtalk

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Pleasure Labbie. I'm on a few pHp forums and it's something that often gets asked .
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Great instructions! Thank you!
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OK, just discovered that the Attachment size has a limit of 500Mb .

So you can scale pics bigger than 800 pixels if the pic doesn't have too much detail in it . Maybe up to 1200 pixels on the long side .
But for the most part 800 pixels will cover most Pictures.
This forum must have a file size limit whereas others have a resolution limit . Sorry about the confusion .
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If you are posting Pics from an Iphone , you will still need to resize pics first .( I'm sure there would be an android version too)
I have a free app called "resize It " .It is also handy for rotating pics that appear sideways when you post them .
The trick for sideways pic is to click on the pic on the forum to show it full size . Then copy pic to your Iphone .
Open the Pic in "resize it"
Rotate it and save to your phone .
Edit your post and Delete the sideways pic and add the rotated version .

Yes I know its a lot of stuffing around ,but sideways pics seems to be coming more of an issue especially with Iphones .
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bigmack wrote: 05 Oct 2023, 10:58 If you are posting Pics from an Iphone , you will still need to resize pics first .( I'm sure there would be an android version too)
I have a free app called "resize It " .It is also handy for rotating pics that appear sideways when you post them .
The trick for sideways pic is to click on the pic on the forum to show it full size . Then copy pic to your Iphone .
Open the Pic in "resize it"
Rotate it and save to your phone .
Edit your post and Delete the sideways pic and add the rotated version .

Yes I know its a lot of stuffing around ,but sideways pics seems to be coming more of an issue especially with Iphones .
I am using my work computer, and my files are too big. I will ask my IT person. I have done it before but cant remember what i did.
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Re: How to post a picture on Chemtalk

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mtg wrote: 11 Oct 2023, 08:43
bigmack wrote: 05 Oct 2023, 10:58 If you are posting Pics from an Iphone , you will still need to resize pics first .( I'm sure there would be an android version too)
I have a free app called "resize It " .It is also handy for rotating pics that appear sideways when you post them .
The trick for sideways pic is to click on the pic on the forum to show it full size . Then copy pic to your Iphone .
Open the Pic in "resize it"
Rotate it and save to your phone .
Edit your post and Delete the sideways pic and add the rotated version .

Yes I know its a lot of stuffing around ,but sideways pics seems to be coming more of an issue especially with Iphones .
I am using my work computer, and my files are too big. I will ask my IT person. I have done it before but cant remember what i did.
See the first pic in my tutorial . Open the pic in Microsoft Paint and resize it in that .
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