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    About taking pictures of watches for the stupid.

    Hello everybody,

    I recently picked up a Navitimer 01 and I have been dying to post some pictures.

    Problem is that the pictures are to large of a file size from my point and shoot camera.

    Even the camera on my phone which isn't very good in the first place takes pictures that are to large to post.

    I see very nice pictures on this site all the time. How did they get them put up? Does anybody else have this problem?

    Any suggestions on how to take a decent picture at a lower resolution?

    Im camera-stupid.

    Thanks!

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    Re: About taking pictures of watches for the stupid.

    reduce the quality in the setting on either your phone or your camera or try this Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket

    Just upload your pictures to it then copy the direct link option from photobucket> click insert image on wus.com>from url>paste and your done
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    Re: About taking pictures of watches for the stupid.

    also go to Picnik.com and then you can select the resize option

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    Re: About taking pictures of watches for the stupid.

    I think the easiest way is to use a photo hosting service like Photo Bucket. As far as I know there aren't any size limitations for individual files uploaded to Photo Bucket. To post a photo here, you just insert the link generated by Photo Bucket into your post. You can also configure Photo Bucket to automatically downsize images that you upload so they're a reasonable size for display on a web page.
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    Re: About taking pictures of watches for the stupid.

    You're not camera-stupid, you're computer-stupid. (I'm just kidding, you're not stupid.) Photos are resized once they're uploaded to your computer. I use Adobe Photoshop, but why don't you open an account on Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket. You can upload the pictures there and then resize them using their built in tool. (Hover over the image in your album and then press "Edit.")

    There's also free photo editing software called "Paint.NET" (not to be confused with Microsoft Paint, although that might work too). See Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing.

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    Re: About taking pictures of watches for the stupid.

    Not a stupid question at all...
    You should be able to reduce the size in your camera settings. 3M is sufficient for most MBs. Higher than that if you want high-res stuff for selling/trading. There is a file size limit to what Image shack will accept too, so I keep my camera set at 3M-5M.

    Image shack also has a re-sizing option so you can load a 5M image, and chose to size it down for message boards. But its faster to just load a smaller file size from your camera.

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    Re: About taking pictures of watches for the stupid.

    I use both Image Shack and Photo Bucket. I find Image Shack a little easier with this problem. When you go to upload a picture from your computer to Image Shack, you can select what size you want the image resized to. I select 640 x 480 and those pictures work fine for posting on forums.
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    Re: About taking pictures of watches for the stupid.

    Like everyone has said above, use Photobucket. It is free and you can set it to resize your pictures whatever size you want.
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    Re: About taking pictures of watches for the stupid.

    Thank you everybody for the suggestions! It worked great.

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    Re: About taking pictures of watches for the stupid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridly View Post
    Thank you everybody for the suggestions! It worked great.
    So, let's see some photos of that new Navitimer.
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