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Blog entry by LittleBlackDuck posted 09-14-2020 04:50 AM 536 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boys and Girls,

Let’s leave this clown (c’est moi ) in the corner for a moment,

With the C19 lockdown, I’ve been spending more and more time in the LJ’s Forum tab and maybe unjustifiably surmise there is a proliferation of forum topics posted without the accompaniment of corroborating pictures to assist potential problem solvers in making greater detailed suggestions.

I post this as I am selfish… I hate reading and a few informative, high(er) resolution pictures may save me a bucket load of reading topics that I cannot legitimately contribute to.

It may be time to repeat my take on how to upload pictures for any new LJ members… and any old dogs that refuse to learn new tricks… This is not a replacement, but an addition, to the comprehensive instructions already provided in “LJ tutorials”, when generating a post.

Most people are aware of how to upload pictures, however, I will get on my soapbox and implore people to take a small amount of extra effort (after all, you have spent many, many hours on the physical project) to upload the picture in their correct orientation.
In the past, to fully appreciate the significance of some pictures, I needed to download and orient it on my PC… I’m sure there are a number of viewers that may have, and still follow that practice. Performing the orientation action once by the author prior to posting, would remove the need for many viewers.

For people that criticise me for my stance and want to say, “if you don’t like, don’t look”… well I no longer look but have no choice in observing their presence.

For those that are uncertain of what is actually happening, it’s your turn to read (more) and maybe browse this blog I posted about correcting picture orientation.

Back to posting pictures in general. For newbies, to upload a picture, simply click on the circled button (1)

and navigate to your oriented photo (2) and upload the picture (3).

Now LJ has a limit to the size of the photos that can be uploaded. The following is a collage of the same photo being uploaded at the indicated resolutions,

1,000

2,000

3,000

4,000

5,000

with the appropriate OOPSIE message.
You may notice there is only a small discerning difference between 1,000 and 4,000 and would probably be of no great significance to influence any valued interpretation and only adds unnecessary bandwidth to the upload traffic.

If the situation calls for greater resolution, may I suggest loading the high res picture to the cloud (mentioned in one of my linked blogs) and link to that here at LJ using the link button,

and paste the URL address in the box. Alternatively, just paste the URL into the body of your text,

If you have more than one picture to present, I have written this blog about uploading high res pictures a while back.

Lets now release that clown from the corner to return to his bufoon self,

and it’s time to digest what you have just feasted upon!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD



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robscastle

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#1 posted 09-14-2020 06:10 AM

Burp!

Bloody Maccas does it every time

-- Regards Rob

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crowie

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#2 posted 09-14-2020 06:18 AM

Has our Little Black Duck had a face lift of sorts along with a hair colour change????

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 09-14-2020 08:55 AM

Knew I left the Clown(s) out too early!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 09-14-2020 09:07 AM

FYI
Your link to “correcting picture orientation ” doesn’t work (14/9/2020 at 10:46 UTC+2).
Although this topic has been explained many times…

Personally, I limit my pictures to VGA resolution to limit bandwidth usage. It is generally good enough.

Speaking about bandwidth, quoting other people’s comment by copying their comments, especially with picture(s), is not a good idea in my view. I refer to the comment number (#xyz).

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 09-14-2020 09:24 AM


FYI
Your link to “correcting picture orientation ” doesn t work (14/9/2020 at 10:46 UTC+2).
Although this topic has been explained many times…
- Sylvain

Thanks for the heads up… The link must have broke when I editted the blog… hopefully its fixed.

As for explained many times... they don’t seem to have had much affect due to the influx of sideways photos being posted… then my question would be… are people plain ignorant or arrogant... surely you cannot post a sideways picture and expect it to be “normal” and/or 100% acceptable.

Ignorance can be fixed by reading the ”explained many times”, while arrogance is in the hands of the gods.

Sorry but I got lost on your xyz reference.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 09-14-2020 10:51 AM

There is no doubt that good pictures are very helpful in showing off a project or requesting help.

Here are a couple of suggestions….

Take pictures in landscape mode.

The best aspect ratio is 4:3 or 4 wide by 3 tall.

Control the background so it is not too bright or too busy.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 09-14-2020 12:09 PM



There is no doubt that good pictures are very helpful in showing off a project or requesting help.

Here are a couple of suggestions….

Take pictures in landscape mode.

The best aspect ratio is 4:3 or 4 wide by 3 tall.

Control the background so it is not too bright or too busy.

- Redoak49


Thanks for the additional tips Red’... Unfortunately I’m no photographer, just a cantankerous ex-computer nerd that likes shiny tools and blunder about in my mancave.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 09-14-2020 02:20 PM

have some vino ducks and youll find those sideways pic’s will orient themselves,problem is the ones that are correct will go sideways.it’s a no win situation,so have enough vino and you wont care anymore-cheers.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 09-14-2020 06:10 PM

On a website, the resolution of a picture doesn’t need to be high at all. The first picture of a lure I recently uploaded to the project page isn’t even the 1000mb. It’s 324kb. That, if you didn’t know, is about 1/3 of 1 mb. A tiny fraction of the 1000mb. The second picture is a measly 76kb. A tiny fraction of a fraction of 1000 mb. See any big difference? Here it’s not save the whales, it’s save the storage space. Whomever is hosting this site has to keep up with that storage. It could literally be a non issue for them is we cut down on the picture size. And we can do that more than 1000 percent if needed. The 1000-5000mb pictures have such high resolutions, our computer screens can’t properly display them, never mind our eyes discerning much difference. For many years on the net we had to covert our graphics to 72 dpi. Things looked fine.
I subscribe to some other forum based pages that allow only up to 250mb or 500mb in a post. Some people complain that they can only post one picture. Actually you could post half a dozen in 500mb and not notice much difference.
Not only that, but unless you’re going to actually print some high quality photographs the ones you store in your computer or phone or tablet that are these large sizes are chewing up storage space at a rapid rate unnecessarily.

324kb

76kb

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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pottz

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#10 posted 09-14-2020 06:30 PM

good to know,yeah i see no difference between the two.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 09-14-2020 08:04 PM


On a website, the resolution of a picture doesn t need to be high at all. The first picture of a lure I recently uploaded to the project page isn t even the 1000mb. It s 324kb. That, if you didn t know, is about 1/3 of 1 mb. A tiny fraction of the 1000mb. The second picture is a measly 76kb. A tiny fraction of a fraction of 1000 mb. See any big difference? Here it s not save the whales, it s save the storage space….
- Craftsman on the lake

Can’t agree with you more Crafty... There is little visual difference between viewing high res and low here at LJ…

Deliberately trying to bypass my phobia about sideways pictures (hell, still compelled to sneak that in), it’s the lack of pictures I’m trying to emphasise…

This blog was spurred on from a couple of request from potential responders asking for better resolution pictures and the authors inability to produce (usually newbies)... and as pottzy alluded to, a glass or two of vino. It is also meant as a head-up for new members that should not have to wade through archives to find already posted coverage and I can’t assume they’d even know what to look for.

Both you and Red have pointed out facts that are way above this layman’s pay grade, however, if nothing is voiced, the sound of silence is deafening.

I haven’t delved down to the lower resolution levels as I like to keep high res pictures on my PC (I have about 100TB of storage, so space is of no concern to me), however, I did notice little difference between the 1,000 and 4,000 (lengthways pixels) pictures… I did view them side by side to notice an insignificant difference… and I agree that in your samples roughly 240kb could easily be wasted and I won’t reach for my calculator to guestimate the tare in my 1,200×800 (a standard macro conversion dimensions I normally use) pixel pictures.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 09-14-2020 08:47 PM


have some vino ducks and youll find those sideways pic s will orient themselves,problem is the ones that are correct will go sideways.it s a no win situation,so have enough vino and you wont care anymore-cheers.
- pottz

Not enough vino on this goddamned earth to make me tolerate sideways pictures… not even a,
Hell, I couldn’t even turn that sideways just as a joke… and don’t you bloody dare!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#13 posted 09-14-2020 09:00 PM

finally someone has restrained the duck!!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 09-14-2020 09:14 PM


finally someone has restrained the duck!!

- pottz

potzzy, Just drop that s.it is solid as an oak… I’ll never be retrained!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 09-14-2020 11:04 PM

Pretty funny Guys.

-- Regards Rob

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