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9 hours ago, BearAndRaggedStaff said:

I've successfully used Blogger today for my first post.

Excellent.

It seems to work well as a photo host and as I start a new post for each WIP or RFI it's really easy to find a photo if I need it at a later date. I'm not so keen on the new interface – it looks nice, but isn't as easy to use.

 

Windows XP wow that's a blast from the past. That and Win 7 are the best OS that MS produced. Why do companies have to screw up something that works well?

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On 12/11/2019 at 18:13, SteveR said:

Thanks for mentioning my site @Gorby

HobbyPhotoHost is 100% free. You can upload photos from Desktop or Mobile up to 4MB per file. There are options to upgrade your account for a small subscription, but the free service is all most people would ever want/need. A subscription service just increases the maximum upload size, allows you to keep images private, remove watermarks as well as a few other things it allows you to add your own watermarks. But if all you want to do is share an image, there's no charge. Obviously, subscriptions help to fund the server, offsetting the free users.

 

The site is new(ish), but I have nearly 20 years experience in PHP, CGI/Perl and web development and developed the whole thing by myself from scratch. While I don't have the power and resources of huge established companies you get a personal service and direct contact with the developer/owner, me :) and I'm always open to suggestions.

 

Thanks!

 

PS. There are no adverts on HobbyPhotoHost... none at all!

Just signed up to this, thanks. Couldn’t see how I could copy link when using iPad so first post via pc. Is there a way? Thanks

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9 hours ago, Chrisj2003 said:

Just signed up to this, thanks. Couldn’t see how I could copy link when using iPad so first post via pc. Is there a way? Thanks

I haven't personally used HobbyPhotoHost and I've never used an iPad and currently my brain seems to be in hibernation for the summer (and then probably the autumn... winter...) so I wonder if @SteveR could possibly answer that one.

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I don't know if this has been mentioned, I was too laxy/impatient to read through five pages of posts, but when I share pictures for sharing (regardless of the medium: online hosting, email, etc...), I use GIMP to shrink the image to width 800px and a resoltion of 96dpi (standard monitor resolution).  The resultant file is a smidgin ove 500 kb.  The loss of any detail is negligable because it's being viewed on a monitor or mobile device anyway.  The small file size also reduces load times and saves storage and data transfer allocations.

 

I also use a free webhosting site, Neocities, to store my pictures. But since I don't share them to places likely to get 1000s of hits, the loading should be quite low.

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29 minutes ago, alloydog said:

I don't know if this has been mentioned, I was too laxy/impatient to read through five pages of posts, but when I share pictures for sharing (regardless of the medium: online hosting, email, etc...), I use GIMP to shrink the image to width 800px and a resoltion of 96dpi (standard monitor resolution).  The resultant file is a smidgin ove 500 kb.  The loss of any detail is negligable because it's being viewed on a monitor or mobile device anyway.  The small file size also reduces load times and saves storage and data transfer allocations.

I'm not sure if it's been mentioned before either – I don't think it has and it's a good point to make.

I also use GIMP* to crop the photo and reduce in size. I use 180dpi and reduce the image size to 160mm (about 1130px) width or height (whichever is the greatest). Then I save the file with an image quality of 90% which reduced the file size to around 200 - 300kB. As you say, the reduction in quality of the image is barely noticeable on a monitor (with my eyes anyway).

 

 

* for anyone that doesn't know what GIMP is, it's a completely free image manipulation program– a bit like Photoshop but without the cost. It's excellent and well worth downloading if your looking for a photo editor.

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Someone shared an easy and fast way to downsize your photos. 

1. Open your folder

2. Select the photos you want to resize, you can select multiple photos

3. Right click the photos and select "Send to" and then "mail Recipient"

4. A pop out box will appear asking you what size to attach the photos, I usually select medium at 1024x768

5. Windows will pop out an email with the resized photos attached

6. Select the photos in the email and right click to save them into the right folder

7. Delete the email

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1 hour ago, CasualModel98 said:

Someone shared an easy and fast way to downsize your photos. 

1. Open your folder

2. Select the photos you want to resize, you can select multiple photos

3. Right click the photos and select "Send to" and then "mail Recipient"

4. A pop out box will appear asking you what size to attach the photos, I usually select medium at 1024x768

5. Windows will pop out an email with the resized photos attached

6. Select the photos in the email and right click to save them into the right folder

7. Delete the email

 

I use either Paint on my PC or Edit on my IPhone/IPad.

 

 

 

Chris

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I use this: https://bulkresizephotos.com/

 

Drag your photo's in the page, enter the percentage to which you want them shrunk (?) and they're downloaded as a zip file. Zip file opens after download and simply drag them back in your folder, replacing the originals. Really quick and easy. The resizing all takes place on your computer so nothing gets uploaded to a server. 

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On 8/20/2020 at 9:44 PM, Chrisj2003 said:

Just signed up to this, thanks. Couldn’t see how I could copy link when using iPad so first post via pc. Is there a way? Thanks

Hey Chris,
Sorry for not seeing this sooner! Unfortunately I don't have an iPad to try this with... but I would expect it to work the same as it does on any mobile device... so simply clicking the "Britmodeller" share code button will automatically copy the required link to your clipboard. You should then be able to 'long-press' and paste the link wherever you like.

 

Worth noting that you also need to have Javascript enabled on your browser

 

Best

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