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Re: screenshots

Postby javelin9r » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:49 am

I use photoshop elements 8.0, the free version, which does me for what screenshots I use.
You can resize, alter colours, etc
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Re: screenshots

Postby Hagar » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:32 am

javelin9r wrote:I use photoshop elements 8.0, the free version, which does me for what screenshots I use.
You can resize, alter colours, etc

Didn't know there was a free version? :think:

I use Photoshop Elements for post-processing my photos but it seems rather over-the-top for simple jobs like resizing images.
IrfanView does all I need in that respect. Been using it for many years. https://www.irfanview.com
(I recommend the 32-bit version.)
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Re: screenshots

Postby pete » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:10 am

Guys as it's been some time since we began the image upload thing ......... is it ok?

Does the size, max size etc suit or is it a deal breaker for some?

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Re: screenshots

Postby Dave T » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:10 am

The 250kb limit can be a bit tight sometimes, shots over water tend to be the worst offender when converted from the bmp to jpeg format. Shots with over detailed city's are also a bit of a problem, I generally have to resize the shot to comply with the 250kb limit.
I have more of a problem keeping within in the 250kb limit than the image size sometimes the image is only a few kb over the 250 limit and needs to be resized. most of the time I can stay within the 250kb limit, mostly shots over water cause me the most headaches.
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Re: screenshots

Postby Hagar » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:46 am

I agree with Dave T on this one. Also the 1000 kb limit per topic can be a bit restrictive.
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Re: screenshots

Postby Anthindelahunt » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:36 pm

I have not uploaded any shots for a while but I agree with
the above.My scenery I pretty dense"Orbx"so it does take
a bit of work to keep within the limits.

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Re: screenshots

Postby Dave T » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:33 am

This is just an example of 4 screenshots straight conversion to jpeg format.

In fsx all of the screenshots saved are 4mb bmp's, I don't know if P3d saves are the same size.

Initial size bmp 4mb, sizes after initial conversion to jpeg no alteration in size of the image.
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depending on the amount of detail in the shot it can be slightly bigger, I have only had three screenshots that I could not get anywhere near the 250kb limit but it does take a bit of playing around with resizing the shot.
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Re: screenshots

Postby Dave T » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:56 am

If someone could do a similar comparison to the above shots for X-plane and P3d to see if the screenshot size is comparable before resizing it, I generally have no problem keeping within the limits with Fs9.
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Re: screenshots

Postby pete » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:14 am

OK changed to

Max size per file: 350kb. 2000 pixels wide
Max size for all files combined: 1500kb.
Max size for Avatar images: 15kb/120 pixels wide
Max size for Signature images: 30kb/600 pixels wide
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Re: screenshots

Postby Dave T » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:26 am

Thanks Pete it's a lot easier now only had to resize one image.
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Re: screenshots

Postby Hagar » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:25 am

Good one! Thanks Pete. :)
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