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Re: was: REB: unknown bicolor again - now: viewing photo's

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] was: REB: unknown bicolor again - now: viewing photo's
  • From: Debby totallyterriers@gmail.com
  • Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 14:48:43 -0600

Maybe what needs changing is the email server?  I'm on a slow dial-up connection, so getting large photo's is a real pain in the you-know-where as they take a long time to download and often my connection will dis-connect because it's taking too long.  A few months back a friend suggested I get an online google email account. I did and it's perfect for receiving photo's.
The photo's are automatically reduced to a smaller size by gmail so load very quickly. BUT it gives you the ability to click on the picture and view the larger original version. So it's the best of both worlds and it's a FREE account. Nothing to buy and no photo's to have to play with size-wise.
Another plus for those on lists is that it automatically sorts your messages for you by subject, so topics are easier to follow. As long as the original message is responded to by hitting 'reply' to a message (as opposed to starting a new message from scratch) then all the messages are saved in the correct order for you.
Anyway, if anyone wants a gmail account let me know by emailing me at totallyterriers @ gmail.com  (without the spaces) and I'll be happy to send you an invitation for the service. We're allowed 100 invitations to give out so I've got plenty still available. You can only sign-up by invitation.




On 11/6/05, Dana Brown <DanaBrown@peoplepc.com> wrote:


            Thanks for the info, honestly, but I have paint shop pro and use it to resize my own pictures.  Maybe this info should be directed to the senders who need to download this program so that they can resize their pix before sending.  If you like the big pix and want the greater detail, you can always email the sender and ask them to please resend to you at full size. 



I'm not berating anyone, I like David and enjoy his pix, but if everyone posted pix that size or larger some of us would never be able to download all of them, especially during bloom time when everyone is posting.

I don't know of a list that automatically resizes the pictures for you, do you?  If there is one out there I would be interested in checking it out.  Of course, Yahoo is free, so that is something that would have to be considered when checking out someplace that provides the sizing and linking service you mentioned.  Given the lack of funds donated to hort.net when he issued a plea for money to update his systems, I have to wonder how many in this group would be interested in paying for that service.

As for the time it takes, I find I can resize a pix in under 2 minutes and for me 2 minutes is worth the effort to share with the group.  Another option for you might be to send your pix to one of the picture album sites and then provide a link back to it for those on this group to visit.  That way you wouldn't have to resize your pix and we wouldn't have to wait for them to download.



I would love to have high speed internet and the moment it is available out here I will subscribe but, that won't change the fact that the rules on this group require we keep our pix down to 50-75 kb.  One other thing to consider is storage space for all these big pix.  Our archives are kept by hort.net and he has a finite amount of storage.  Smaller pix allow him to archive more pix in the same amount of space.


            Sorry for stirring up a hornet's nest,





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