I checked on the maximum image size, it’s specified in pixels. It was set for 1024 x 1024, I increased it to 1280 x 1280, which should handle most tablet computers and many cell phones. That might not handle an Iphone 7, which I think is 1080 x 1920.
if you have trouble uploading an image that is still too large, look at the image’s properties and see if you can find the pixel size, then drop me an email. (nolan at tssi dot com)
There are a number of tools that can be used to lower the resolution of an image or convert it from one format (such as JPG) to another format (such as PNG). Some of these tools are free, others are more comprehensive and can get fairly expensive. Photoshop cost anywhere from $10 to $25 a month, I’m told. (I don’t use it.)
Google for ‘image resize tool’ to get a list of the available tools, adding Windows or Mac to narrow the search to the type of computer you use. (I use mostly Linux and the suite of tools I use is called ImageMagick.)
Unless you know how to crop an image, you’ll need to keep the ratio between the two pixel counts (horizontal and vertical) the same. When I post photos from my Canon camera, they start out as 6000 x 4000, I often will convert them to 600 x 400.
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This topic was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by Mike Nolan.
Mike, thank you for taking the time to write up the above information. I will play with the phone/pictures and see if I am able to resize from the phone (android). Otherwise, I will have to transfer the pictures to my computer. I also have a tablet to experiment with which may be easier since the screen is larger. Eventually, I will figure it out. It is a case of being older and slower!!! plus repetition.
If you go to the Google store and search under image editor there is a free product from Autodesk called Pixlr. I haven’t used it but Autodesk is a solid company and the products I’ve used from them are good.