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Old 04-09-2009, 06:51 PM
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What is 500K or less in pixels?

Hi
I am trying to enter the FW competition on line, am constantly rejected when uploading image. Am told to "Please select a valid JPG image 500K or less in size"
I am in JPEG and reduced my image size several times and no go.

So how do I do it and what does "k" mean in pixel size or inches
Your help is appreciated
Thank you
Les
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:47 PM
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Re: What is 500K or less in pixels?

K is referring to the actual size of the file- as in kilobytes (KB). So, you need to make sure your image file is less than 500 KB in size.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:36 PM
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Re: What is 500K or less in pixels?

Blabus
Thank you, that is a start, however how do I alter what it is to what is required.
On the image information, it reads:- on disk 16k in RAM 206k and then total 207k
I would have thought that below 500k and acceptable, but perhaps i need to make the image 500k.

Instruction requirements does say 500k or less in size.

Any further help appreciated
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Re: What is 500K or less in pixels?

Look in your computer where you have the image stored and check what the directory is saying for the file size. For Windows, just use "My Computer" or Windows Explorer, and though I don't use a Mac, I know you can find the same info. If the file size is less than 500k (k=1,000 - "kilobyte") it should be okay, unless the specs for the comp also give an image size of so many pixels by so many pixels which your image also must meet.

File size and image size are not the same thing. You can have an image that is 500 pixels by 500 pixels and have the file size be any of many different sizes, due to varying quality (compression) levels in jpgs, among other reasons.

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Re: What is 500K or less in pixels?

Oldthumbs, Thank you kindly, looked things up, think I learned a bit twiddled about and somehow something worked and I have been accepted.
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