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Old 01-11-2019, 06:47 AM
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I continue to be successful loading photos into the Slotcarsillustrated photo/album hosting site. There are two requirements you need to be aware of.

First, the file size must be no larger than 100k. Actually I try to keep it still lower than that, say 90k to 95k.

The other requirement is the resolution must be no greater than 640 x 480. The resolution of a photo can be tricky to determine, let alone adjust.

I have been using a image editing tool called "Graphic Converter" sold by Lemke Software GMBH (https://www.lemkesoft.de). It allows me to adjust both file size and resolution, along with cropping and other basic and advanced photo editing functions.

A full license sells for US$39.95 or €34.95. As best I know it is only available for the Macintosh. Lemke Software is based in Germany, but they are fully conversant in English, and probably several other languages, as they do business worldwide.

I have been using Graphic Converter off and on for a decade or more. I don't do much graphic editing, but when I need to their tools are 'discoverable' and generally easy to use. Graphic Converter meets my definition of good software, that is, an intelligent user, who understands the task he wants to accomplish, can figure out how to do it without needing specific training in the software.

Good software does exist, especially in the Macintosh world.

In Graphic Converter you can adjust resolution using the 'Size' command in the 'Picture' pull-down menu. I set the resolution to 640 x 480. You can adjust the file size using the 'Save As' command under the 'File' pull-down menu. Again, I set the file size to 90k to 95k, more or less.

I don't have a go-to solution in the Windows world, although there are doubtless graphic packages with similar capabilities. Certainly you could use professional tools like PhotoShop, but you won't find them for cheap. Someone more familiar with Windows might be able to make a recommendation.

Ed Bianchi

PS - Of late the Slotcarillustrated photo/album features have stopped posting thumbnails of newly-loaded photos in my albums. It only posts file names. That may be because I am approaching the storage limits for my account, but that is just a guess. Or it may be due to some of the recent software changes to the Slotcarillustrated site. It is inconvenient, but isn't a big enough issue to force me to go elsewhere. Not yet.

Last edited by HO RacePro; 01-11-2019 at 07:07 AM.
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