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HOW TO POST IMAGES & LINKS + Free programs

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by Chris Cool, Apr 1, 2011.

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  1. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

    There are some FREE programs to assist you with your images at the bottom of this page.

    1. Images must be uploaded from your hard drive to a web hosting site before you can post.

    2. If you don't have your own hosting site. Use Photobucket
    or Flickr
    or the Gallery on here
    3. We recommend image sizes of up to 800 pixels x 800 pixels

    We also recommend that file sizes should be compressed between 30% and 80% (so that other people can't easily use them). Start with 30% compression and work up. Aim for under 150Kb (153,000 bytes) colour - 75Kb (76,800 Bytes) for images that contain one or two colours and b/w.




    FILE COMPRESSION & image manipulation programs

    PIXLR - recommended if you want a Photoshop type experience for Free!
    Great on-line photo editor......
    When you 'Save' your image, a 'Save Image' dialogue box opens with a compression slider which shows you in real time the size of the file you are saving.

    Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Elements
    "Save for Web” (found in the File Menu) in Adobe PhotoShop and Elements is an easy way to watch in real time what size your image will be when posted. Do all the necessary adjustments then reduce and sharpen your image first though.

    PaintShop Pro users
    Paint Shop Pro resize and compression tutorial

    GIMP - takes some getting use to
    Gimp - similar to Adobe PhotoShop but takes some getting used to.
    Search "Google" for tutorials

    Irfanview plus Plug-ins Make sure you download the Plug-ins as well as it has a "Save for Web" feature which strips all unnecessary info from the file, thereby making it smaller for the web.
    Search "Google" for tutorials

    Seriff PhotoPlus SE
    FREE PROGRAMS - others

    Hugin Panorama photo stitcher - recommended by Alex Monro
    With Hugin you can assemble a mosaic of photographs into a complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more. Have a look around the site and when you're ready, click the Download tab Click me...

    PhotoShop tutorials
    Click for tips!

    Photoshop Actions
    All the 'actions' you'll ever need Select the Actions Tab at top of page.

    Focus stacking plus other macro photography techniques
    Click me

    Exif Reader
    Is an image file analysis software for Windows. It shows all the information in the Exif file and is easy to use by all.
    Exif download click

    Pandora file recovery program
    Click me

    Photography tutorials for the beginner

    Beginners DSLR, CSC or Compact tutorial to get you on the right track!
    Totally new to photography and just got a new DSLR, CSC or compact? Then take a look at Canons basic tutorials and learn how to use them. In Part 2, find out about ISO, Exposure, Depth of Field, Aperture priority, Shutter priority etc in picture form – this applies to all makes of camera.
    Click for tutorial

    Over 70 bite size Photography Tips, Techniques, and Tutorials
    Click to start

    Ron Bigelow's fabulous articles
    All you'd ever want to know Click me

    Cambridge in Colour...
    Learn how to take and edit digital photographs using visual tutorials that emphasize concept over procedure, independent of specific digital camera or lens. Topics range from basic camera tips to advanced techniques.
    Click me
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