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    Quote Originally Posted by AjaxTheDog View Post
    I think I will ask their administrator how they do this. Probably just some setting deep in the software....
    I look forward to their response. What does this thread on the BCF forum provide as far as picture limitations:

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/...s-to-your-Post

    I can't see the link in this thread since I'm not registered.
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    Probably just some setting deep in the software
    There is a “hack”, actually a few, that can be slid into the VB software. This requires more IT maintenance and messing with when the forum is upgraded or has a problem.
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    Perhaps this will be helpful to Mac users. I find that a photo (JPG file) or screenshot (PNG file) which is on the Mac desktop can be easily opened in the Mac program "Preview." Once opened, it's very easy to use the dropdown "Tools" menu and use "Adjust Size" to a reasonable size (I usually use 5 inches of width). You then close "Preview" and upload the photo from the desktop. Takes very little time, and uses programs already resident in a Mac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    Perhaps this will be helpful to Mac users. I find that a photo (JPG file) or screenshot (PNG file) which is on the Mac desktop can be easily opened in the Mac program "Preview." Once opened, it's very easy to use the dropdown "Tools" menu and use "Adjust Size" to a reasonable size (I usually use 5 inches of width). You then close "Preview" and upload the photo from the desktop. Takes very little time, and uses programs already resident in a Mac.
    Nice John

    I do it on the Mac the same way.
    Maybe someone can do an easy peasy tutorial for a Windoze machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Maybe someone can do an easy peasy tutorial for a Windoze machine.

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    Select the picture you want to reduce.
    Rt click and Edit (This will open Paint)
    Select Resize
    Select Pixles
    If the picture is Landscape enter 1,100 for the witdth.
    If the picture is Portrait enter 750 for the height.
    Save

    This method uses Paint. Paint is on most Windows computers.

    1,100 and 750 is what I use but you can vary those numbers a bit.
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    Windows 10: Open the Paint App. Select File > Open and navigate to the image stored on your computer. If you want to Crop the image, click on Select > Rectangular Selection probably works the best. After outlining the area you want to crop, then click on Crop. To reduce the size of the image, select Resize. Probably best to use the Pixels option...make sure the Maintain Aspect Ratio button is checked. Then type in 1024 in the Horizontal box...the vertical value will resize automatically with the aspect ratio. When completed select OK. Finally, save the new image to a location on your computer using File > Save As (select JPEG)...be sure to give it with a new name otherwise it will overwrite the original image. Now the reduced size image is available for upload to your post on the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I look forward to their response. What does this thread on the BCF forum provide as far as picture limitations:

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/...s-to-your-Post

    I can't see the link in this thread since I'm not registered.
    Sent you a private message. The other forum's photo size limit is 3MB. Then there is another setting for resizing photos automatically if the are under this size limit but exceed pixel dimensions. IMO 3MB is much more reasonable than 1MB given typical photo resolution today and the cheap cost of data storage. I mean what's another disk cost? Honestly most of the time when I have to resize a photo for a post I just don't bother, so I don't post, not worth the hassle.
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    Great suggestions and instructions on resizing photos!

    One small addendum—Win 10 will usually have three apps for working with photos: Paint (legacy version), Paint3D, and Photos. Right-clicking on a photo pops us a menu with options to “Edit with Photos” and “Edit with Paint3D”. But for those most comfortable with working in the legacy version of Paint, that pop-up menu also contains an “Open With...” option, and all three programs appear there.

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