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    arffs n flowers by Jefferson Young, on Flickr

    arffs n flowers by Jefferson Young, on Flickr

    arffs n flowers by Jefferson Young, on Flickr

    arffs n flowers by Jefferson Young, on Flickr

    arffs n flowers by Jefferson Young, on Flickr

    arffs n flowers by Jefferson Young, on Flickr


  • #2
    They make for a nice looking pair but it is to bad that MB didn't do the white roof on the Crown Vic. Still need to get the CV.
    Last edited by pjedsel; 05-22-2020, 10:53 AM.

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    • #3
      Hoping to find that Crown Victoria eventually. But in the meantime, I'll settle with the Mustang thanks to pjedsel!

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      • #4
        Same here, have the stang, need the Vic.

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        • #5
          I apologize in advance if this is already something everyone knows, but just in case...

          One of the things I like about this new forum site is that you don't have to use Photobucket, Flickr, any other URL uploads, etc. If the picture you want to post is on your computer, just click on the "Upload Attachments" button on the bottom left of your post and find and select the picture in your files. It then gives you the option of selecting the size of the image in the post. You can do this many times without selecting the size and it will list every picture you've looked up, and then you just click the size of whichever one you want and it will put that picture in at whatever point you are in your text. By picking the size it means you don't end up with tiny pictures that readers have to click on to see, or pictures so big they take up too much space. There is even an option to remove images. If you haven't tried doing this play around with it.

          Here is a screen shot of this post as an example:

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          • #6
            That's what I do if I don't already have the photos in one of the hosts (Photobucket or Flickr). Even with posting links from Flickr or Photobucket, DG's underlying software presents the photos in the same "Upload" dialog you show; the only way (in my experience) that you are not given this choice/procedure in the software running "Diecast Garage" is if you copy the entire URL/BBCode and simply paste it into the main post window here. In Flickr that "BBCode" option is where you select the "size" of the photo to display on the forum. It seems it may NOT modify the size of the original photo, it's just a 'link' back to the original-size photo in Flickr; that is part of the problem the mods are hoping to resolve...by asking us to resize (actually change the physical size, not just the posted display size) in a separate photo-editing app on our computers before we try to post the links here.

            That is a hassle; older phones may not have a way to reduce the "resolution" of the camera (mine doesn't), so the photos I upload to my computer from my phone are "raw" size, or over a megabyte each, usually. I hoped Flickr's "resize" feature would actually deliver a SMALLER file size, but I do not believe that's the case. My only option, if my photos are still too big when they show up here, seems to be to take each photo individually, open them in a separate photo-editing software (my Mac calls it "Preview"...and it does allow me to physically make the photos smaller, less "weight" in bytes).

            But it's difficult to control how big the end product will appear when posted here...I've had quite a few that became tiny pictures after I attempted to modify the original...and short of duplicating every photo on my hard drive, one 'raw' and one 'reduced', I see no easy way to keep your high-resolution (large 'weight') photos and also post them as small files, without duplicating them, and I can't see having deliberate dupes on my computer. (Oh, in the cases where my 'reduced' photo ended up ridiculously small, I lost the original raw photo because I didn't make a duplicate of it to modify.)

            Belaboring this to death, one other inconvenience is that, when I hook my phone up to my computer, it automatically opens the "PHOTOS" app on the Mac. That's the proprietary Apple software that works with the phone, and is the master library for all photos on the computer. Sure, you can manually upload photos off the phone into separate directories on the computer...but then they're still the full raw size pics, they're not in the computer's master directory of photos (the "Photos" app). And when they ARE in the PHOTOS app, you cannot post them directly to anywhere but Flickr or Facebook...you cannot get a file/copy that will post here at DG directly from the computer's Photos app. The only way to do that from Photos, is to drag the desired photos to a desktop directory/folder, duplicating the photo in a different "place" on the computer, open it in the photo editing app to physically change the raw file size, and then do what you outlined here.

            If it's simpler for you, I would hope to be able to replicate your procedure. I don't think I'm wrong in my lengthy description here, but I haven't found a way to streamline the process, and I've been trying for years. I was hoping the process you show actually changed the file size, but I do not believe it does, even though your example shows small sizes in kb...

            I'm probably completely wrong on how this software (Diecast Garage's underlying application) works, but the mods have had to set physical limits on pixel width to accommodate our giant photos, and in researching the "Forum" section--"Board Rules" and "PA System" for relevant topics, I read that the original file size on your personal computer remains the actual size of the file that displays at DG, no matter how 'small' you tell it to be in pixel width when linking the photo to post here. It still looks at the giant file on your computer and THAT'S the file size the ends up on the server here at DG. It simply shrinks the 'screen real estate', but not the original photo's size or 'kilobyte weight'. Maybe some moderator who has read this far can correct me?

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            • #7
              Oh, and like you, I never choose "Full size"....always "Large" or "Medium"...though "Medium" usually makes the posted link too small if I am trying to show details on the posted model. But again, the way I understand it, selecting a display size here at DG doesn't affect the raw photo on your computer...whatever size/weight that photo is, is the size DG sees on its servers.

              The 'thumbnail' choice does make the posted pic tiny, and clicking on it zooms it to, I guess, no wider than 1000 pixels (preset by the moderators/owner of DG). But that still links to your original photo and if actually uploaded here (different than selecting the "large" or "medium" display size here), the photo becomes stored on DG's servers at whatever original size it is on your computer. If it's 90kb on your computer, it's 90kb here. If it's 1.2mb on your computer, when uploaded to the server at DG, it's 1.2mb on the server.

              Moderator(s), do I understand this correctly?

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              • #8
                Photos hosted on Flickr or Photobucket do NOT use up our bandwidth.

                Photos uploaded directly to the Garage do use our bandwidth.

                However we have set a size limit for NEW uploads, which should bring all new photos uploaded to the Garage within our limits.

                It is OLDER photos that were uploaded to the Garage before the size cap was put into place, that continue to use more bandwidth due to their size.
                Michael "Toyotageek"
                Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                • #9
                  Thank you, Michael! That is clear.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Brian49 View Post
                    Same here, have the stang, need the Vic.
                    Me 3..........
                    Scotty "Mustang Mad Man!"

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the clarifications. If I understand correctly it means I should still be okay using the "Add Attachments" button, and then the forum should let me know if it is too much. Correct?

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