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Picture size on cache pages

Postby Handyman-N-Fam » Sat 2011-12-24, 12:09:37

I have been having a problem with the actual size of pictures I am trying to put on new cache pages. Since I have been hiding caches, whenever I uploaded a picture to gc.com it would show up on the cache page as a certain size. Over the last week, I have hidden a few caches. I uploaded the pics and put them on the cache page only to discover that they are much smaller on the computer screen.
I know in gizmo's tutorial it tells you how to size the pictures to whatever size you want. I tried using that method only to have the pictures loose all of their detail when I blew them up.
I checked the settings on my phone and uploaded pics with different MPs only to have them look the same on a cache page.

Does anyone know what my problem is? :?
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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby Handyman-N-Fam » Sat 2011-12-24, 12:28:27

You can see exactly what I am referring to on my cache that was just published.

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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby Mighty_Mo » Sat 2011-12-24, 12:41:14

Looking at your last submission I can understand your concern, however I don't understand the problem
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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby cheechgang » Sat 2011-12-24, 13:24:57

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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby Handyman-N-Fam » Sat 2011-12-24, 13:41:53



2 questions.
Where are you getting that code? I have several others to change.
Why did things change, was it me or gc.com?
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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby cheechgang » Sat 2011-12-24, 13:53:16

Go to the upper right of your cache page and hit view gallery. Then you will see the little picture. Click on it and a bigger one will come up. Get properties of the bigger one and use that. Does that make sense.

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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby Handyman-N-Fam » Sat 2011-12-24, 14:05:24

Thanks!!

You used to be able to click on any version of the picture and copy the location to the HTML of the cache page. I wonder why it changed.
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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby cheechgang » Sat 2011-12-24, 14:45:33

they just like to change stuff to see if anybody notices, then fix it later. Job security :P
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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby styx » Sat 2011-12-24, 23:29:09

I believe GC has posted guide lines for picture size. It has to be under 100k or they will resize it. Also I believe it has to be 600x450 pixels although I always use 640x480 and get away with it if the size is under 100 k (Or 480 x 640).

I use photoshop for all of this. I set my crop size for 640 x 480. Then I "save for web" and again set it for 640 x 480. Finally when I save it I select the size of the jpeg so it is under 100k and upload it.

Does that make sense? What program are you using?
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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby Handyman-N-Fam » Sun 2011-12-25, 06:43:47

No programs here...straight from phone to cache page.
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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby styx » Sun 2011-12-25, 11:10:49

Handyman-N-Fam wrote:No programs here...straight from phone to cache page.


That is the problem.... The file size exceeds GC standards and it resizes it. I'm glad Cheech's method works.

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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby TheBearclaws » Sun 2011-12-25, 14:25:20

I was having the same problem until I read somewhere to just remove the word "display" from the pictures address.
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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby TeamMina » Sun 2011-12-25, 19:28:00

We noticed this whole thing about a month ago, trying to do Mina's new birthday cache.
The site didn't want to make the pics any bigger.
We had then just decided to let it roll and try to figure the whole thing out later.
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Re: Picture size on cache pages

Postby GrizzFlyer » Tue 2011-12-27, 21:23:07

This may help.... What Moun10bike said..
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