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 Post subject: How to add photos
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I'm sure it's been covered thousands of times, and yes I've looked I the faq section, but could someone possibly please tell me in layman's terms, how on earth to add pictures to an advert?
Thanks, Alex


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:38 pm 
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1) Tap 'Choose File'
2) Select picture you want to upload and click 'Add Picture'.
3) Get told it's too big.
4) Reduce the file size with a free app like photoresizer.
5) Reduce it again.
6) And again.
7) Try uploading again.
8 ) No? Too big? Reduce again.
9) Upload and admire your work.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Haha sounds like a ballache! Thanks for that mate


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:02 pm 
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It's not the easiest, sometimes it's just not worth the hassle.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Must be a more simple, easier method?
Sounds like it, but how do you sell parts honestly without pictures?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:34 pm 
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There might be, but I've always had to faff about resizing pics - and even then sometimes it just says 'nah'. But yeah, pics are pretty much essential for selling.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:12 pm 
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If you add an attachment, as seen in TSC's explanation, then you do indeed to to resize the photo to something like 140kb, and it looks like this:

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X Lite XLR Pro Ti_b.jpg
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If on the other hand you link the same picture from a photo hosting site like Flikr, it looks like this:

ImageX Lite XLR Pro Ti_b by Philip Mock, on Flickr


Pip


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 Post subject: Re: How to add photos
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:33 pm 
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If you’re using a pc, right click on your photo and click on edit. Select by pixels and reduce the width to 1080 then save, this invariably reduces a photo of for example 2 meg down to under the 512k threshold. Then follow the process above to post.....


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 Post subject: Re: How to add photos
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:16 pm 
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If your running windows resizing is really easy. Not sure what others are doing but all you have to do is download this resizer, https://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/
takes 5secs, right click on any pic you have and the resize option is now incuded in the drop down menu, click on that, select medium, job done. It makes a copy of the resized pic and you can do as many pics at once as you wish. Then just upload as above, using this box i am typing this into but click on the full editor button next to the submit one.

Or you could use a photo hosting site, but probably have to pay a ransom in a few years and risk losing your pics and the site losses all theirs too.

Mark


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:13 am 
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To re-size on windows I just right click the photo, open in paint, resize (25% usually works), then save it.

The quality does diminish though.


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