Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Wed 16 Apr 2014, 15:44
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » HOWTO ( Solutions )
Making a captured image visible when attached to a posting.
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [13 Posts]  
Author Message
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4609
Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Wed 08 Jun 2011, 16:37    Post subject:  Making a captured image visible when attached to a posting.
Subject description: What is required and how to size image
 

After using MtPaint-snapshot screen capture to make an image. What next?
what must you do to make the image you capture, compatible, so that it will show in the Puppy forum post?

1. try to keep file size to 50Kb or smaller.
Changes you make in MtPaint will effect size of file.
(this is a be nice to forum and not eat up storage space)

2. The forum doesn't show images wider than 600 because some members might have small screens.

How to size image in MtPaint:
Under Image settings you use two options.

1.Crop-
crop the image to remove everything not having to do with your topic.
Hold the left mouse button down and drag to outline the area you want to keep.
Go to Image -> Crop
Walla!
That way, when you scale, you aren't unnecessarily reducing the size of the image.

2. scale canvas-
Go to image->scale canvas
In the new setting:
Make the width 400 or 500 or 600.
Click in the hight setting and it will self adjust to width setting.
Make sure fix aspect ratio is checked.
Select OK.

If the size of your image file is a lot more than 50Kb, Redo the scale canvas and use smaller settings.

This will give you an image,that when attached to a post, will be visible when reading post.


Making captured image using PupSnap

Need to have the PupSnap version 1.6.1 or newer.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=61361

In setup
In format option box-
Select jpg
check thumbnail
In percentage(%) option box-
select 600px
This will auto size to forum requirements.
You will get a reduced size image with the proper width for the forum.

These info guides will get you an image that will be visible in a post.
They are the basics.
Some tips to tweak your image, are given in other posts to this topic.
Read on if you want other tweaking ideas or want to add info.

Last edited by bigpup on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 23:29; edited 8 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Lobster
Official Crustacean


Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 15117
Location: Paradox Realm

PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 00:42    Post subject:  

Thanks bigpup Cool

What I often do is host my images off the Murga site
to take pressure off the forum servers
The one I use (registered so can provide a direct image)
http://my.imageshack.us/
and then just highlight the link and click on the 'Img' forum button
when posting Cool

_________________
Puppy WIKI
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
aarf

Joined: 30 Aug 2007
Posts: 3620
Location: around the bend

PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 01:01    Post subject:  

Jpeg not the default png
_________________

ASUS EeePC Flare series 1025C 4x Intel Atom N2800 @ 1.86GHz RAM 2063MB 800x600p ATA 320G
_-¤-_

<º))))><.¸¸.•´¯`•.#.•´¯`•.¸¸. ><((((º>
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4609
Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 15:50    Post subject:  

aarf wrote:
Jpeg not the default png

Not sure what you are trying to say here.
This works with .png images also.
Again, try to keep them no more than 50Kb in size.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Fossil

Joined: 13 Dec 2005
Posts: 513
Location: Gloucestershire, UK.

PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 16:09    Post subject:  

Quote:
If the size of your image file is a lot more than 50Kb, Redo the scale canvas and use smaller settings.

Perhaps aarf is saying that although .png is a good file format,it's weightier in kb's than a .jpg. To retain a larger image without rescaling, simply adjust the jpeg's quality: 75% is more than adequate for simply posting an image.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4609
Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 17:13    Post subject:  

Fossil,

Good point about quality setting.

Can you provide how to do this in MtPaint?

Remember you are limited to a 600 width setting. If image is wider than 600, it will not be seen in post. Do not think quality setting would have an effect on width.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
aarf

Joined: 30 Aug 2007
Posts: 3620
Location: around the bend

PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 18:45    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Fossil,

Good point about quality setting.

Can you provide how to do this in MtPaint?

Remember you are limited to a 600 width setting. If image is wider than 600, it will not be seen in post. Do not think quality setting would have an effect on width.
just select jpeg or jpg when saving the file.you may want to take a look at this. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=61361check thumbnail and select 600px to auto forum satisfy
_________________

ASUS EeePC Flare series 1025C 4x Intel Atom N2800 @ 1.86GHz RAM 2063MB 800x600p ATA 320G
_-¤-_

<º))))><.¸¸.•´¯`•.#.•´¯`•.¸¸. ><((((º>
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4609
Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 01:32    Post subject:  

Added PupSnap info to how to.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Fossil

Joined: 13 Dec 2005
Posts: 513
Location: Gloucestershire, UK.

PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 09:32    Post subject:  

Hi bigpup,
Here's a save image which might clarify the results.
Just, 'File, Save-As',
Select .jpg on the left hand drop-down menu. Then go across to the right-hand side, select the quality control.
Cropped and resized_75%jpg_ .jpg
 Description   
 Filesize   73.01 KB
 Viewed   1156 Time(s)

Cropped and resized_75%jpg_ .jpg

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Bruce B


Joined: 18 May 2005
Posts: 11049
Location: The Peoples Republic of California

PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 10:16    Post subject:  

aarf wrote:
Jpeg not the default png


True.

I save to jpeg format almost always. It isn't configured to save the settings. I've been through the documentation and didn't see how to do it.

Write the developer and request a feature?

http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/

I expect the source code for such a program is very comprehensive. But possibly a little tweak could make jpeg the default.

~

_________________
New! Puppy Linux Links Page
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
L18L

Joined: 19 Jun 2010
Posts: 2473
Location: Burghaslach, Germany somewhere also known as "Hosla"

PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 12:49    Post subject: Re: Making a captured image visible when attached to a posting.
Subject description: What is required and how to size image
 

bigpup wrote:
...
The forum doesn't show images wider than 600
...

Thanks for this information.

Convert to Indexed results in smaller file size. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4609
Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 15:50    Post subject:  

Fossil wrote:
Hi bigpup,
Here's a save image which might clarify the results.
Just, 'File, Save-As',
Select .jpg on the left hand drop-down menu. Then go across to the right-hand side, select the quality control.

Ok.
This is when using MtPaint. How to change quality of image in jpg format.
Thanks for the info. Very Happy

Quality of image has not been much of an issue.
(would be a help with a full screen image)
The big issues:
600px width limit
Something around 50Kb image file size
( this is a be nice to forum and not eat up storage space)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
L18L

Joined: 19 Jun 2010
Posts: 2473
Location: Burghaslach, Germany somewhere also known as "Hosla"

PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun 2011, 15:16    Post subject: Making a captured image visible when attached to a posting.
Subject description: jpg OR png
 

bigpup wrote:
Fossil wrote:
Hi bigpup,
Here's a save image which might clarify the results.
Just, 'File, Save-As',
Select .jpg on the left hand drop-down menu. Then go across to the right-hand side, select the quality control.

Ok.
This is when using MtPaint. How to change quality of image in jpg format.
Thanks for the info. Very Happy

Quality of image has not been much of an issue.
(would be a help with a full screen image)
The big issues:
600px width limit
Something around 50Kb image file size
( this is a be nice to forum and not eat up storage space)


jpg is best for flowers, puppies, photographs.....
png is best for screenshots of GUI and text. File size can be decreased by converting to indexed that is less colors.

Thanks, your thread has shown me howto produce high quality low file sized screenshots of GUIs using just mtpaint. (no more gimp) Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [13 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » House Training » HOWTO ( Solutions )
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.1416s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0713s) ][ GZIP on ]