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John S
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January 4, 2020 - 10:01 pm

Sorry the process of resizing is so difficult. Let's see if this works. Can you see it? John

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Rooney
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January 5, 2020 - 8:23 am

John S said
Sorry the process of resizing is so difficult. Let's see if this works. Can you see it? 

It's there but all evidence shows that your "difficulty" stems from -that you probably have the same windows virus that you had that time about 9 months ago. There are only two things at the time it could have been. Either the pixelware program caused it after we put it on, or the mouse virus that was going around at the time was pre-existing on your machine. Since I just tried the operational effects on the exact same copy I gave you on a native windows-7 professional on a HP Pavilion touchscreen without any operational difficulties then I think it should operate fine on windows-10, after just checking the pixelware revision history.

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John S
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January 6, 2020 - 5:47 pm

Rooney-

Do you think that HOS forums is just as easy as other forums to post pictures?

John S
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Rooney
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January 6, 2020 - 8:03 pm

Hi John! Kind of a hard to answer question you got there because HOS right now is the only uploads I use at this time. Once upon a time (back in the day of at&t.net broadband, then bought out by comcast.net broadband) I was the first earliest user of the free service and those free services were very simple indeed and friendly to large pictures that HOS won't accomodate. However the hosting of pictures (as the rumor had it) were such a bother to them because of sophisticated viral attacks towards these free broadband services that they quit doing that about the same year the old HOS forums got hacked.

So all free services that host pictures had to quit business because of all the maintenance required in the upkeeping of what hackers try to bring down. (free services means no income from adds or signup fees) The only addfree space I know right now is google blogger but they too are pushing towards adds or maintenance fees soon.

With all of what is happening today in the world it's not a big wonder that HOS and other free domains are using canned software updates that reduce the risk of large viruses being introduced towards the host, or even to our older browsers, ultimately effecting our home computers. These are all reasons why the feel is so different than the old forums had.

But to me it is an easy thing with a few everyday habits that I aquired 20 years ago that can be shared here with a simple windows system interface.

-use windows "paint" to save all picture files to "jpeg" format by invoking the "save as" menu function. 

-find the picture file icon you just saved, then right click on it, choose "details" with the next click to see the pixel size. Then if it seems too large (over 750px wide) then edit that in paint using the reduce to size function. Then "save" and repeat the icon step to view details again.

Now you can leave paint or the screencapture pixelware program alone and start to concentrate on what the screening and login handles are providing you for the upload steps. The steps are intended to be hard so that it tests you with skills robots don't have that can break a service like this such as -read, enter the addition in another box, drag here... etc, skills.

Hopefully this kind of makes more sense to you now why the numbers we add in our posts are never the same and why the data constraints to file size had to become smaller.

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Rooney
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January 6, 2020 - 8:57 pm

Once you gain some level of comfort a few times then you still might run into another disconnect when editing your post that has this graphic in the edit box. I had a hard time with a re-editing of a December post with picture in it because I had by accident had two images uploaded when I needed only one in my post. When one accidentally got deleted in the edit area I kept trying to re-establish the picture using edit buttons not realizing I was cached on an expired edit page plus it never occurred to me right away I was using the wrong file name on the picture.

It took me 15 minutes to delete all December uploads and re-upload again for the correct picture, whilst at the same time making sure I only have one browser window open. 

I think something like this that happened to me in December can happen on any hosting service. It happened to me also on my former broadband hosting service. Mostly I have had capital letters in the file extension on the original file and not the hosted file, or vis-a-versa. It was then that I knew to start over by reposting after I found the hosted copy of the files proper spelling and case letters.

I think this is where I see most people failing, but I'm not sure.

-then always cancel post then log off HOS, then close the browser first, then everything back on in reverse again which will cure problems at both your and the other end with the browser program caching issues.

All servers use form calls from the browser as part of html and therefore all sites are the same in that regard for client side caching issues and users handling responsibilities as such.

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John S
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January 7, 2020 - 8:38 pm

That was pretty complicated. When you came over to show me how easy it was, it was difficult for you.

I have never had any problems with any other sites and pictures.

I only have problems with this one.  Hardly anyone ever posts pictures here because it is so hard to do.

That makes sure that we get very little traffic.

Not good.

John S
PDX OR

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Rooney
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January 8, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Okay, now were are getting somewhere. I did find my old handle (alcan_nw) and had experimented and found that posting a large picture on https://www.houzz.com/discussi.....ot-follies will not refute a full size image, where here I know will fail. 

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But after clicking "start upload" it worked !!

Now I will try another even larger more detailed image..

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Rooney
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January 8, 2020 - 1:39 pm

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It took this wider than normal jpeg too.

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January 8, 2020 - 1:55 pm

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As we see there is a restraint on "file width" and "file weight" when both factor in. If I have enough time I will see if this also occurs elsewhere before passing any calls on this.

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Rooney
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January 8, 2020 - 2:09 pm

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It did handle on that site.

What I can try to do is talk with 2-3 others on this in private and come up with a possible program for our machines that will automate the re-sizing process for those of us that need one and have registered a HOS handle.

John: you can go ahead and delete this whole topic soon, as long as I save the copy real fast. Please give me an email containing Jesse's information.

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January 10, 2020 - 9:24 pm

OK>JS PDX OR

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