View Full Version : Pixels vs Megabytes

07-19-2011, 09:35 PM
I'm trying to upload a photo to the forum. The allowed maximum is 97.7 meg for a JPEG. But picassa will only change uploads to megapixels... 320 is the lowest you can upload. And these are too big.

What the hell is the correlation between megabytes and pixels?? Why is ther no standard?? WTF do I do now???

ARRGGGHHHHH!!!! I hate being an internet nophite, but I admit it.

07-20-2011, 09:35 AM
I think they're saying 320 pixels is the minimum size - which would be a very small file size - and pic. Nowhere near forum max. But you wouldn't want a file that big anyway. I bet Dave or Jeff wouldn't care much for that either, hahaha.

As far as the pixel thing - I down-rez, (resize). everything. Under a 1000 pixels wide or less as that seems to work for most desktops. 800x600 also seems a good size compromise. Maybe someone else has another suggestion on that.
Giant picture files can be a problem for many folks anyway as they can often go off the edge of screen.
You can always link to the bigger file as well.
Can't remember the details about picasa.
Other online pic services though, usually offer common picture sizes and corresponding forum link code for pasting here. You may need to poke around picasa a bit to find it.
Photobucket does a thumbnail link picture I believe.

I've recommended this here before too..... "tinypic" (http://tinypic.com/). Struckdown forever recommended it and I've been using it ever since. At least for images I don't care to store online on my personal photo accounts.
No account necessary. Just upload file online - if you can figure out the security text they use nowadays that is.
They offer an edit feature which includes re-size and common sizes
Just copy and past the <img> code for forums they give you here.
Note; don't use picture button or it'll add two img tags then it won't work.

Hope some of this helps.
Jim P.


Jeff "Rowdy J" Kehr
07-21-2011, 11:35 AM
I thought by the title of this thread there was a new "B-MOVIE HORROR FLICK" I had to watch for the Debate! :lmao:

Jim gave great advice, and no, we wouldn't like BIG pictures on the server. Pictures take up HUGE amounts of storage (we have a few terrabytes of them on our home server right now!)

Let me know if you need any further assistance than what Jim offered up, Jay.


07-23-2011, 05:07 AM
This is good....just tried it and it took a 4 meg pic down to 150kb and it just looks as good....you can also resize.