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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2009, 02:02:47 pm »
Can we get .TIFF images allowed?  I have a few documents that were saved in .TIFF format, and can't figure out how to turn the damn things into JPEGs or GIF images.

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2009, 02:19:48 pm »
What software ya got?  Just about any photo package will changes those these days (Paint Shop Pro, PS, Painter, etc.)
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2009, 02:23:17 pm »
Did you try to open it in the program that you are using to view them and find the "save as..." option? It should be the simplest way.

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2009, 02:52:56 pm »
Matej-yeah, that didn't work.  It's ok though, I have found a different solution:  collate the images into one PDF file.

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2009, 01:05:03 am »
Thats also a good idea. I expect that the TIFF format is not allowed, because even with the LZW compresson the images are still very big in file size compared to .jpeg or .gif and we are not working here with the 300 dpi printable resolution or higher, so such a quality is not needed. If the TIFF is saved as the Black/White format, it has smaller size, but the B/W .gif do the same job as well.

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2009, 01:10:28 am »
The TIFFs I was working from were not small files!  I was actually suprised that the PDF managed to retain the clarity of the documents while massively reducing the file size.  Anyway this seems to work, so I'll stick to PDFs when needed.

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2009, 01:11:38 am »
TIFs don't always thumbnail well. You can easily convert with the freeware Irfanview viewer.
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2009, 01:26:32 am »
Converting TIFs into jpg not always works well, as a TIF file actually can contain more
than one picture. Converting them often just give the very first picture only. But Paul
is right, Irfanview actually can handle those files, you just have to convert each page
separately (see screenshot). But .. not all viewers can do this !
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2009, 05:32:32 am »
I simply open the TIF file with Paint and save as a JPEG.

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2010, 06:33:42 am »
Dear Boys, Girls and Moderators, I have a vast collection of old Les Ailes from 1945 to 1960. There are some interesting articles that I want to scan and post in to the forum. The problem is Les Ailes was actually a newspaper, larger than A3 size, so I can scan whole page articles and save them as jpegs.

I can scan to pdf at may office, can large pdf images work on this forum?

If not, can I convert a pdf to a jpeg (somehow) and would you be able to read the text still?

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2010, 02:52:01 pm »
Yes, you can post PDFs, they just don't thumbnail. PDFs can be converted to JPGs easily too.
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2010, 07:56:17 pm »
Sorry for what's probably a silly question, but as images are included as attachments what are the 'img' & '/img' mark-up tags for?

If the answer is RTFM(!) a pointer to TFM would be appreciated  :)

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2010, 11:32:18 pm »
The img tags allow you to link to pictures stored on websites as you imagine.

Some forum administrators don't allow you to attach images to save on server space for example. In Secret Projects we encourage you to attach images so they don't get lost - the downside being we have more than 8GB of images stored on the server!

However, the facility to link to pictures is a core part of the SMF forum software and won't be removed. Certain users may still want to link to images they've stored eleswhere. Equally I use it sometimes to put a picture posted in one topic into a different topic without attaching a second copy.
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2011, 11:17:55 am »
Note that you must make 5 posts before you can attach an image.
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2015, 10:56:33 pm »
I want to make a suggestion concerning image naming guidelines. Sometimes I have difficulties separating aircraft designations from image numbering in a post. One way to address this would be to use square brackets after the designation to number images and parentheses in cases when we only know the year when the design was made.
Examples:
Boeing B-52B[1]
Boeing B-52B[2]
Boeing B-52B[3]
Boeing B-52H[1]
Boeing B-52H[2]
and
Lockheed SST(1968)
Dornier float plane (1931)