Help with a WSO post?

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How do I set the width of an image in a WSO post? When I upload one it is not wide enough and I don't know how to change that.

Thanks,
Tim
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    • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
      Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

      You need to do it in an image editing software such as Photoshop, Gimp of Photofiltre.
      I have edited it in Photoshop but no matter what width I set it to it's always the same on the WSO post.

      Also, I am using Photobucket for the image hosting.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
      Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

      I believe you can resize the image right in the post itself.
      Yeah, I've been trying to do that but I don't know how...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michelle Stevens
    Width of the post needs to be 749 pixels
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    • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
      Originally Posted by Michelle Stevens View Post

      Width of the post needs to be 749 pixels
      This seems to be a debate that comes up at times. I set my WSO and WFH images to be 731px in size because it gives a little border, and then I use the center tags around them so the space isn't that noticeable. If you look at the newsletter link in my sig, that entire ad is nothing but one big graphic. You're welcome to right click and download it and use it for a template (size-wise) as long as you don't use it for your own nefarious purposes.

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I was going to say 750 pixels because that's the width I create mine. Once you upload it, you can't edit it in a WSO interface. You have to create them the right size. I set my whole page at 750 pixels wide and design on that, but that's only if it's an all graphic WSO page. For individual graphics you want in your WSO, 750 pixels is a good width or a little less wide if you don't want it to span the whole width of the listing.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
      Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post

      This seems to be a debate that comes up at times. I set my WSO and WFH images to be 731px in size because it gives a little border, and then I use the center tags around them so the space isn't that noticeable. If you look at the newsletter link in my sig, that entire ad is nothing but one big graphic. You're welcome to right click and download it and use it for a template (size-wise) as long as you don't use it for your own nefarious purposes.

      -- j
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      I was going to say 750 pixels because that's the width I create mine. Once you upload it, you can't edit it in a WSO interface. You have to create them the right size. I set my whole page at 750 pixels wide and design on that, but that's only if it's an all graphic WSO page. For individual graphics you want in your WSO, 750 pixels is a good width or a little less wide if you don't want it to span the whole width of the listing.

      The problem is no matter what size I make the pictures, they are always too small.
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by TimGreen1 View Post

        The problem is no matter what size I make the pictures, they are always too small.
        Then I don't know what the problem is. You're uploading them to your own server right and just using the image tag with your url in it?
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      • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
        Originally Posted by TimGreen1 View Post

        The problem is no matter what size I make [it], [it's] always too small.
        That's what she said.


        OK all jokes aside...what software are you using? If you're using PhotoShop, create a new document. Make it 750 pixels wide by 1500 pixels long. That'll give you a nice, long rectangle to work with. Once you're done with it and you have it just how you want it, make sure to save it as both a PDF and PNG file. (PSD so you can edit it later, PNG because you used a transparent background so it would match the Warrior Forum.)

        I have a feeling you're not using pixels, but some other form of measurement. Make sure the box right next to the number says pixels.

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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post

          That's what she said.
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          lol ... puhleeeze. We're trying to have a serious pixel discussion here.
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        • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
          Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post

          That's what she said.


          OK all jokes aside...what software are you using? If you're using PhotoShop, create a new document. Make it 750 pixels wide by 1500 pixels long. That'll give you a nice, long rectangle to work with. Once you're done with it and you have it just how you want it, make sure to save it as both a PDF and PNG file. (PSD so you can edit it later, PNG because you used a transparent background so it would match the Warrior Forum.)

          I have a feeling you're not using pixels, but some other form of measurement. Make sure the box right next to the number says pixels.

          -- j
          Haha, serious now!

          I've been doing that exactly but still not working, here's a preview:
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  • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
    I'd erase the image before a mod gets mad at you. It's definitely not 750px though. It's a little over 500px. Make sure you're not looking at picas or mm or whatever other choices you have -- I'm not at a comp with PhotoShop on it, but maybe Suzanne take can a quick glance.

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    • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
      Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post

      I'd erase the image before a mod gets mad at you. It's definitely not 750px though. It's a little over 500px. Make sure you're not looking at picas or mm or whatever other choices you have -- I'm not at a comp with PhotoShop on it, but maybe Suzanne take can a quick glance.

      -- j
      I'll do that after Suzanne has had a look, I just checked Photoshop it's definitely pixels, got no idea what wrong with it.
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by TimGreen1 View Post

        I'll do that after Suzanne has had a look, I just checked Photoshop it's definitely pixels, got no idea what wrong with it.
        Send me the photoshop file to suzbuc AT gmail DOT com and I'll take a look. If it's over a couple of mbs, just upload it somewhere and I'll download it. Just send me the url. Now delete it so it doesn't look like self promotion
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        • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
          Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          Send me the photoshop file to suzbuc AT gmail DOT com and I'll take a look. If it's over a couple of mbs, just upload it somewhere and I'll download it. Just send me the url. Now delete it so it doesn't look like self promotion
          Hey,

          Thanks for the help I will PM you the download link
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    • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
      Originally Posted by GSX View Post

      That looks fine to me, whats the problem?
      The problem is it doesn't fill the full post as it should.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
      Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

      Don't quote the spammers.
      Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

      Tim, remove the spam quote from your post because when his post gets deleted the spam will live in your post.
      On it! Thanks for the tip.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Wanted to see what it does on my host so I kept the width but made it short for this



    Just looked ... it fills it perfectly. Has to be something with where you're hosting it.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimGreen1
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Wanted to see what it does on my host so I kept the width but made it short for this



      Just looked ... it fills it perfectly. Has to be something with where you're hosting it.
      Yeah, it was I've uploaded it using one of my own hosts ans it works fine, you can see it in my sig link.

      Thanks,
      Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author therichb
    WoW, I found the real figures to put stuff in WSO, now i will be able to use proper pixels for images

    The thread also made me understand how to deal with the posting of exact links of images to deal with equivalence of what i am going to post.
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  • Profile picture of the author cloudstrife
    So, since you realised it was a Photobucket issue, what image hosting are you using now?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    Originally Posted by TimGreen1 View Post

    How do I set the width of an image in a WSO post? When I upload one it is not wide enough and I don't know how to change that.

    Thanks,
    Tim
    Make your image 750 px wide, and the forum will automatically align it to look right...
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  • Profile picture of the author pego
    Yes, it is photobucket issue. I also tried it with my WSO and my original 700+ pixels wide picture became 500+. Then I tried Imgur.com and it looks fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    I use 731 pixels which seem to come out just right for my Posts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by TimGreen1 View Post

      I have edited it in Photoshop but no matter what width I set it to it's always the same on the WSO post.

      Also, I am using Photobucket for the image hosting.
      I was about to tell you - it's against photobucket TOS to be using them for commercial purpose. You should be putting images on your own host and you'll have no problems.
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