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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Touring525i4dawgs, Oct 9, 2019.

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    Touring525i4dawgs '02 525it M sport

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    I tried to add an image to my post today. Got error message the file too big. Any tips you can give me?
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    MGarrison

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    The largest file size the site is set to accept is 1mb (one megabyte). I can't speak for the club's side of whether larger files pose a problem in terms of storage, upload speeds, page load speed, related expense, server capacity, etc. - but, the advancement in cellphone picture capability and quality means I think these days many if not most phones have the default resolutions taking pics that are easily more than 1mb, maybe more like 2-3mb, or even bigger if higher picture resolutions are set.

    There would be any variety of ways to reduce image file size. If you're on a laptop or pc, one thing you can do is open the picture in a graphics program (microsoft paint for one, for pc's) and resize it smaller - maybe something like 800x400 pixels/resolution, for instance. If you use file explorer, you can check the file listed wherever you saved it and see it's file size after you've downsized & saved it (change the list view to 'details', or, right-click on the picture and select 'properties'). Not sure if there's an easy way to downsize using a phone (I'm familiar with android, not apple), except cropping might do it. You could change the picture quality settings to lower resolution and retake the picture & see if that gets you a picture of small-enough file size. To preserve the original, I rename the file so I can start over from scratch with the original if need be.

    There are probably any variety of websites offering simple graphics file editing including re-sizing; On macs I don't know what the default graphics program is - the problem with online sites is security and assurance of your edited file being returned to you containing malware.

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