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Old 08-11-2006   #1
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Well I tried. I went to post the pics and I got an error saying that the file was too big. the two pics that I want to share are 1.21 MB and 1.37MB. How do I get them so that I can post? Sorry for the newbie question.

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Well I tried. I went to post the pics and I got an error saying that the file was too big. the two pics that I want to share are 1.21 MB and 1.37MB. How do I get them so that I can post? Sorry for the newbie question.
If I find time I'll write up a tutorial. Meanwhile, there are two ways to post pics. This thread outlines them:

http://www.photocamel.com/index.php/topic,3588.0.html
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Old 08-11-2006   #3
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Resize them so they are no longer than 700 pixels on the longest side

And then save as and adjust the compression until they are below 125K

That should work

if you want more details let me know what software you are using

There is also a way where you can host them at Flickr or Pbase and just link to them

Hope this helps

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okay I got it resize to no more than 700 pixels. Now how do I compress? I am using GIMP and Nikon Picture Project
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Generally there's a resize picture option somewhere in your software.
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I believe Cedric_R uses the Gimp in his photography. Hopefully he will see this and offer some advice.
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I think I got it
This is a roadside picture that I think is nice bit could be MUCH better
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It has a subtley to it that's quite appealing as it is. In something like Photoshop a quick 'auto levels' made it pop a lot more, though that may not always be the best for this type of image. Here's my (very) quick and dirty rendition - unforuntately on a horrible monitor in the office so it may look a lot different to you than it does to me .

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Thanks Paul, I saw the cloud a few miles back up the road and kept driving until I found a nice foreground for it.
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Here are some things that I would like to improve with PP:
1. Bring up the pink in the bottom of the clouds just a pinch
2. Get rid of the distracting shadow on the barn (side and roof)
3. clone out the "other" building and fence

Is the shadow in the foreground a distraction? Does it need to be cropped in any way?
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Here is my version, in which I increased the green and blue in Levels a bit, upped the saturation slightly, cloned out the fence and the shadow on the roof of the barn (but not the side) and cropped to give this image the panorama treatment. I left the other building there because it looked to me as if it belonged in the image.


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