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How to resize your photos.
Submitted By: Ann (Admin) Date: January 12, 2012, 03:59:09 PM Views: 2588
Summary: The photos we accept in our Gallery, in forums posts and as attachements to posts all have limits in width, height and file size. This article will explain the limits, why they are required and help you prepare your photos for upload to Shorkie Talk.

These limits are due to a number of factors, such as display limits in columns and the space for storage on our server.

The width and height of photos is measured in pixels, those little dots you used to be able to see if you look very closely at older monitors, and even your TV. The high resolution of modern monitors makes this much more difficult, and for some not relevant.

The file size is measured in megabytes (MB) or kilobytes (kb). A MB being 1,000,000 bytes and a kb being 1,000 bytes. Don't be too concerned about what a byte is other than to know it is the unit of measurement for storage of files, much like a foot or meter is for distance. When looking at files in File Explorer you will most like see the size of each file listed.

These are the limits applied within Shorkie Talk.

Photo Gallery
The limits here are much higher because the Gallery is the main showcase.
  • Width x Height - 1200 x 1200 pixels
  • File Size - 1 MB

Post Pictures (embedded in posts)
Limits here are mainly due to the column width of the forum.
  • Width x Height - 300 x 300 pixels
  • File Size - No maximum.

Post Attachments
  • Attachments per Post - Max. 4
  • Width & Height - No maximum.
  • File Size - Max. 256 kb

You actually don't need to have any software for resizing your photos. There are many free online resources that you can use. I suggest doing a search on Google for 'image resize'. You will receive many results that include sites for doing this.

I have tried a couple of these and found them very easy to use. The instructions are simple and easy to follow. They are -
  • Shrink Pictures - This was easy and quick.
  • Pic Resize - This was also easy but has more options and will send you to a free online editor, DrPic, if you wish to perform more editing.

Please remember that we don't have an affiliation with these sites and don't specifically recommend them over other sites. You need to review the various sites and pick the one that best suits your needs.

I am sorry, but I can't provide detailed steps about using software you may have installed on your PC due to the sheer number of editors available and variations between versions.

However, I hope this article is of some assistance. Let me know if you feel there is anything else I ned to cover in this article.

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