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Offline boomerd35

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Compressing/Sizing Down
« on: February 27, 2015, 03:05:18 PM »
I have to transmit images under 1.5mb each. I want to use PhotoMechanic to compress/resize when uploading, but I can't get the file size limit to work. I saw the Wiki support page for JPG compression saying to turn the quality to zero and then select the file size limit. But this doesn't appear to work- when I did a test upload to my Smugmug site, the images actually transmit a higher file size than the original. Is there something I am missing? Any suggestions?

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Re: Compressing/Sizing Down
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 03:20:59 PM »
I have to transmit images under 1.5mb each. I want to use PhotoMechanic to compress/resize when uploading, but I can't get the file size limit to work. I saw the Wiki support page for JPG compression saying to turn the quality to zero and then select the file size limit. But this doesn't appear to work- when I did a test upload to my Smugmug site, the images actually transmit a higher file size than the original. Is there something I am missing? Any suggestions?

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Re: Compressing/Sizing Down
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2015, 11:18:55 PM »
I have the similar problem.

resizing files with <send photos via email ...> works strange:

if I set <limit file size to> 1GB or more it works as desired. Set to 0.9GB (or less) the resized file would become about 150Kb.

<save photo as ...> (same settings) works fine.


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Re: Compressing/Sizing Down
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 12:15:23 AM »
I have the similar problem.

resizing files with <send photos via email ...> works strange:

if I set <limit file size to> 1GB or more it works as desired. Set to 0.9GB (or less) the resized file would become about 150Kb.

<save photo as ...> (same settings) works fine.

Same instructions for you: please post your settings here.  Use the 'Attachments and other options' link when you're composing your reply to this message and there you'll be able to upload your JPEG format screenshot.

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Re: Compressing/Sizing Down
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2015, 05:35:45 AM »
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Re: Compressing/Sizing Down
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2015, 06:06:10 AM »
Hi, Oryk
I am not sure if this is the cause of the problem...but I generally leave Subsample Chroma box unmarked.
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Re: Compressing/Sizing Down
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2015, 10:06:48 AM »
@Luiz,

this comes to little changes.


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