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rich2005
I received an error message after uploading a photo for an event calendar.  It
read
"The image file is too big! Maximum size: 500,000"

I've tried reducing the pixels.  I'm not sure what it's referring to.

There is no CONTACT US section at this website to contact them to ask this
question.

Thanks for your help.  Links to explain the solution would be helpful.

Attachments:
* http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/561/original/Rev_Johns_Photo.jpg

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Re: File size too large

Steve Kinney


On 04/25/2017 11:53 PM, words44 wrote:

> I received an error message after uploading a photo for an event calendar.  It
> read
> "The image file is too big! Maximum size: 500,000"
>
> I've tried reducing the pixels.  I'm not sure what it's referring to.
>
> There is no CONTACT US section at this website to contact them to ask this
> question.
>
> Thanks for your help.  Links to explain the solution would be helpful.
>
> Attachments:
> * http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/561/original/Rev_Johns_Photo.jpg

The file linked above is only 119 kilobytes; that's about 1/4 the size
limit indicated above.  That indicates a technical error at the website
in question; the lack of accessible contact info for the website's
maintainer(s) indicates technical incompetence.

I'm afraid there's no way fix "stupid."  You might try downloading a
file of the same type from the site, to check its size, and
scale/compress yours to match.  Using another event calendar service
entirely (i.e. Google Calendar or etc.) may be a better option than
working with a proven non-performing one...

:o/


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File size too large

rich2005
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>I received an error message after uploading a photo for an event
>calendar.  It read
>"The image file is too big! Maximum size: 500,000"
>
>I've tried reducing the pixels.  I'm not sure what it's referring to.
>
>There is no CONTACT US section at this website to contact them to ask
>this question.
>
>Thanks for your help.  Links to explain the solution would be helpful.

The image has a 'print' pixels-per-inch (dpi) of 350 which might be throwing
things off.

Does the site give any physical image size requirements? width inches x height
inches?

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File size too large

rich2005
>The image has a 'print' pixels-per-inch (dpi) of 350 which might be
>throwing things off.
>
>Does the site give any physical image size requirements? width inches
>x height inches?

No, the site does not give any  physical image size requirements like width
inches
or  height inches. What do you suggest I change the print dpi to?
Thanks for your suggestion.

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File size too large

rich2005
>No, the site does not give any  physical image size requirements like
>width inches
>or  height inches. What do you suggest I change the print dpi to?
>Thanks for your suggestion.

As Steve Kinney pointed out you file is well below the threshold given, so you
have to start looking for other reasons. Not a good service, if  clear details
of requirements are not given. That error message might just be a catch-all.

You could try the attached, it is a small jpeg same as your image but the ppi is
250 and even if unpacked at the web-site end should be less than 500 kb.

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* http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/562/original/Rev_Johns_Photo.jpg

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Re: File size too large

Mark Morin-2
Is this an on line event calendar or something that will be forwarded to
printers? For material that is going to be displayed on line, anything
much over 72 dpi is overkill. Most monitors display at 72 dpi. If you
have a 2" x 2" image at 72 dpi but convert and upload it to 144 dpi, it
is going to display on screen as 4" x 4". Pump up the dpi further and
you will have an image that you have to use the scroll bars to see in
it's entirety.

If it is for print, contact the printers and ask for their specs. I seem
to recall 150 dpi as the preference when I worked at a printer.

If my logic is off, please educate me.


On 4/27/2017 4:40 AM, rich2005 wrote:

>> No, the site does not give any  physical image size requirements like
>> width inches
>> or  height inches. What do you suggest I change the print dpi to?
>> Thanks for your suggestion.
> As Steve Kinney pointed out you file is well below the threshold given, so you
> have to start looking for other reasons. Not a good service, if  clear details
> of requirements are not given. That error message might just be a catch-all.
>
> You could try the attached, it is a small jpeg same as your image but the ppi is
> 250 and even if unpacked at the web-site end should be less than 500 kb.
>
> Attachments:
> * http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/562/original/Rev_Johns_Photo.jpg
>


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Re: File size too large

Liam R E Quin
A minor nit, but one that can cause quite a bit of confusion...


On Thu, 2017-04-27 at 13:35 -0400, Mark Morin wrote:
> . Most monitors display at 72 dpi.

This has not actually been true for many years. Macs used to display at
72dpi 15 to 20 years ago, for fidelity with PostScript laser printers
and typesetting equipment.

My laptop is actually closer to 144dpi. However, for the Web, CSS
assumes a baseline of 96dpi - that is, 1px in CSS is 1/96". Modern
Apple systems are closer to 300dpi and that's starting to be more
common in Windows systems too, so you can add a scale factor for images
to get higher pixel density; the ipad uses 3x these days I think.

To send to a printer, for an art magazine you want 300 pixels per inch,
so that they can halve it when they make a 150 line per inch screen;
for newsprint at a 75 line per inch screen you need to send 150 ppi.
The print world has changed a lot in the past decade because of digital
plates.


> If you
> have a 2" x 2" image at 72 dpi but convert and upload it to 144 dpi,
> it
> is going to display on screen as 4" x 4".

If you try this with a ruler and a Web browser you might be surprised
:) (depending on how your system is configured). It's changed.

The exact result you get will also depend on how you "convert" to
144dpi - whether you just change the dpi metadata in the image or
whether your image program inserts more pixels, but don't expect an
exact size on any monitor.

Best,

Liam

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