(( How to... )) How to Upload Photos to Patterns
|Table of contents||1. Uploading photos through the Simple Uploader|
2. Re-sizing and Uploading photos through the Flash Uploader
Uploading photos through the Simple UploaderSuppose you want to upload this image on this site.
1. First check that the image file is located on your computer.
2. If the image is big, you need to resize it. Use a graphics program like Photoshop or use an online image shrinker like http://sh
3. Locate the pattern on this site. You can search for it in the search field or find it on the patterns page (see image below). Go to the pattern by clicking on it.
4. Now click the "Upload Photos" link. It is only visible if you are logged in (see image below).
5. Press "Browse" and choose the file from your computer (see below image). Click OK. Then click Upload.
6. The image is uploaded! The moderator
I hope this tutorial helped you.
Re-sizing and Uploading photos through the Flash UploaderSometimes you just end up with a big file size and need to get past the regular 50 KB file size for photos.
Maybe, your OCD and Perfectio
One way to avoid that is by using the flash uploader which takes up to 80 KB approx.
When you click "Add Photo" button for any pattern, the flash uploader is located as shown in the picture below
If your photo is naturally 80 KB or below, you do not need any re-sizing and you can directly go ahead and upload it through the flash uploader. But if it isn't, then you will have to re-size it to a more convenien
As mentioned above, you can use a variety of online photo editing sites to shrink your pictures and add necessary watermark
PicMonkey that has always worked best for me personall
I will be using Pattern #1112 in this case.
Go to the site PicMonkey.
Once there, you can either choose to "edit" or make a "collage" out of your picture. I always go for the collage option, because you can experimen
Hover your mouse over and upload the respectiv
NOTE: Make sure you have added the necessary watermark
You will then be redirecte
You can either cancel out the other 2 boxes, in order to re-size one whole picture or you can create a collage of the bracelet with different angles depending on personal choice. I will be using one whole picture for tutorial purpose
Drag the picture from the left panel to the empty box on the right.
Now before we experimen
Click the save button and it will direct you to this page.
From above you can see that the picture is 301 KB which is too big of a file size for the flash uploader.
Now that we have estimated our picture size, press cancel and go back to the collage page.
I like to switch between between manually entering the height/wi
The lock button as shown helps you do that.
Hover your mouse over lock icon>if it says "unlock proportio
Get rid of the white border which is set by default by clicking the last option on the left banel named "backgroun
Next, proceed to adjusting the picture dimension
Let's again save our picture and see what our picture size has come up to.
As shown above, it is only 36.4 KB.
At this stage, you can either choose to upload your picture using the simple uploader because it is below 50 KB OR you can choose to upload a larger sized picture with the flash uploader.
Proceed if you still decide to use the flash uploader.
Now by trial and error, I have adjusted my picture size to 930 w X 980 ht. which is a big enough picture and when saved, comes up to 74.9 KB as shown below.
It is still lower than the size required as the flash uploader can take up to 80 KB. You can continue to adjust photo proportio
Click "Save to my computer" and save it to your computer drive.
Next, to upload the re-sized picture onto the site
Go to the chosen pattern which in this case is #1112
Click "Add Photo"
Click "Use the Flash Uploader"
Click "Browse" -> Choose the recently edited and re-sized picture which in this case is the one that's 74.9 KB.
When you select the picture and wait for it to load, you will have a green line, which says you're good to go and that the flash uploader accepts your file size.
And if you upload a file size (above 80 KB) which the flash uploader doesn't accept, you get an error message like below
If accepted, wait for the picture to be uploaded and you will be directed to a confirmat
Here's a preview of how images appear on the site with different dimension
930 w X 980 ht. (74.9 KB)
250 w X 300 ht. (10.2 KB)
REMEMBER: The sizes as mentioned above will not necessari
For example: I use my Samsung Note 4 which has a 16 MP Camera, 5312 x 2988 pixels. And for all my pictures on here, with much trial and error, I found the size that works best for often are approx. along the dimension
500 w X 860 ht. (vertical photos) and 700 w X 500 ht. (horizont
In the end, you can still end up with a fairly big sized, clear quality and reduced file size photo even below 80 KB!
That's all there is to it and hope that helps!
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