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hi, l need help uploading photos to dating sites (sounds embarrassing l know lol).

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Aaron_77, Oct 31, 2008.

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  1. Aaron_77

    Aaron_77 Thread Starter

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    HI from australia. If i've got the wrong place in the forum l apologize. Anyway the situation is l borrowed my parents 4 year old digital camera and l took a few pictures of myself, to upload on dating sites, and i've managed to upload the pictures on a few of the sites. I've had to return the camera back to my family because l don't live with them including the software, and l really don't have the time to go get the camera back from them.
    I've lost all my photos that l burned to cd and l don't want to borrow the camera again, so ive basically lost all my photos. But what l did was (keep in mind that l only know a bit about technical issues/computers) l went to the existing images on the dating sites and l right clicked and chose SAVE IMAGE AS and basically after stuffing around for a while l saved them to my harddrive and desktop (l created a desktop folder).
    I guess l'll get right to it, all my images are only 2 or 3 kb and the dating site l want to join next states the photo/image has to be no larger than 3 mb, (and for 1 dating site it actually accepted the image, but not this one) so for the last 4 hours i've been downloading free to use image resizing software but it just won't change its really frustrating, or if it does change the photo only goes up by another 2 kb. Ive done a bit of research and from what i've read the larger you increase the image the more it'll be fuzzy, seriously l have no clue of what to do next, is there a program l could use, l'll even buy one if l have to. I've tried picasa, irfanview, photobie, and about 5 others, l'd seriously love some help here, l just want to know if there is anyway l can increase the size of my photo so l can upload it to the dating site, (and hopefully without being fuzzy) okay thats it.
    thanks for all your help, musch appreciated.
    aaron

    p.s. i'm using windows vista business 32-bit, hp laptop, 120 gigabyte, 2.0o ghz, 2 gigabyte of ram, also firefox.
     
  2. etaf

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    based on above you should have no problem as
    3Kb is a lot smaller that 3Mb

    but if you want to enlarge the photo you willl have problems as the data may not be there, and it will be fuzzy
    I have a program that may do - if you want to emaill me
    You could attach here - use go advanced when you post and attach
    if you do not want a picture here for all to see then

    send me a PM if interested and I will reply in a PM with my email
     
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    You aren’t going to like the results no matter how you do it. The site that wants a 3Mb photo is obviously going to show it at a large size. The one you copied from the site was probably small.

    Fuzziness isn’t the only problem. To get the image to 3k they must have used a high compression. That doesn’t look bad on a small display, but when you blow it up you see extreme artifacts from the compression. You can’t sharpen the photo because you sharpen the artifacts. Plugins like Genuine Fractals and Blow Up won’t help.

    This is a crop I reduced to 3k by resizing and saving at low quality. I then resized it back and used a higher quality to get it to 42k. A larger size and quality would look exactly the same.

    You can get an idea how it is going to look after you blow it up by opening the image you downloaded in Irfanview. Go to the View tab, Display Options and check “Fit Image to Window”. No amount of work is going to get it much better than that after you enlarge it.

    Do you not know someone with a digital camera that could take a couple of photos and email them to you?
     

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    Aaron_77 Thread Starter

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    hi again, l just want to say thank you for your answers after signing up to that dating site l found out that you have to pay (not really worth uploading a photo for a paid site in my view anyway) oh well, if l have any more questions on tech related issues l'll know where to return to
    stay well
    aaron
     
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