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Offline jbrough7

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« on: June 02, 2006, 07:00:25 AM »
Hey, guys.  I keep trying to resize my pics (as in downsize) but my stupid freebie downsizer off the net keeps telling me it can't work with a mime file??!!??  What the heck is that?

Also, some people have pics below their signature on BBS - how do you do that?  

Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2006, 09:15:28 AM »


This is a mime file.

Har har.

I assume this is just based on using HTML tags.  Herb, can you post the code from your sig file to check what I am about to say:

To put a pic in your sig file, you have to make sure that HTML is turned on in your profile, and then use HTML tags in your sig file.

Example:  <img src="C:\Documents and Settings\WF Morris\Desktop\sven\fingerhead.jpg">
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2006, 09:26:05 AM »
Jimbo, you add a pic to your signature just like you add any pic on the board, except you have to manually type in the code at the beginning & end of the pic's address on Photobucket, or whatever site you have the pic stored at.

Example:



No spaces, though, Jim.  I had to put them before the address and just after so the code would show instead of the pic.

If you take out the spaces, you get the pic appearing.  Small pics in your signature only, though.  Giant ones are annoying to see on every post.

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2006, 09:38:03 AM »
Hmmm....interesting. I suspect either system would work since this board is HTML-aware.  Herb's method is easier for someone like Brough.  (Read that ANY WAY you'd like!)
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006, 09:45:25 AM »
We totally ignored the mime translation error he is getting.  I don't know why that's coming up because I don't know when you are getting it.

With HTML, you can control the size the image displays without actually changing the original file, but I would just resize the pix before I add them to my photo repository.  The absolute easiest tool for this I've seen than you probably have is Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

If not, do you have Microsoft Digital Image Pro, or MS Picture It, or Adobe Photoshop Elements, or Kodak EasyShare?  All of these have tools to resize pix.  Just make sure you give it a new name so that you don't forever change your original pic.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006, 09:56:25 AM »
Thanks for all the help, guys and gals(!)

If a tree in a forest falls on a mime, does anybody care?

Shoot!  I wanted to show my whatzit under my signature but you say the picture can't be big so I'll have to do something else!!

 :lol:  :lol:  :banana:  :banana:  :bigok:  :bigok:

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006, 10:10:09 AM »
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Thanks for all the help, guys and gals(!)

If a tree in a forest falls on a mime, does anybody care?

Shoot!  I wanted to show my whatzit under my signature but you say the picture can't be big so I'll have to do something else!!

 :lol:  :lol:  :banana:  :banana:  :bigok:  :bigok:


Hey, I don't make the rules, just a suggestion.  Why don't you re-size your pic to about an inch or so in height?  Or send it to me and I'll resize it for you.  Oh, and the whole mime thing is over my head.

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006, 11:28:21 AM »
I found this on 'mime' files.  Hope it helps you but it sure doesn't help me!  My downsizer just says -  'error -can't do mime files!' when I go to my file on bikepics or photobucket.

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/MIME.html
So I'll have to take Sven's advice and use a different downsizer.

I just really hate to take SVEN'S advice! :sad:  :sad:  :crybaby:

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2006, 04:59:47 PM »
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Shoot!  I wanted to show my whatzit under my signature but you say the picture can't be big so I'll have to do something else!!


Nobody wants to see your whatzit...not your sister in law...none of us...nobody!
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2006, 05:00:51 PM »
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Shoot!  I wanted to show my whatzit under my signature but you say the picture can't be big so I'll have to do something else!!


Hey, I don't make the rules, just a suggestion.  Why don't you re-size your pic to about an inch or so in height?


Well, his whatzit should fit after all!
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2006, 05:03:14 PM »
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I found this on 'mime' files.  Hope it helps you but it sure doesn't help me!  My downsizer just says -  'error -can't do mime files!' when I go to my file on bikepics or photobucket.

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/MIME.html


I know what a mime extension/file type is, I just don't know why you are getting an error about one.  Does photobucket limit you to usijng JPG files?  Are you posting a JPG or GIF?  It may not support other image file types.  So you may need to convert image files to another type.
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2006, 06:46:32 PM »
You are a friggin' jpeg, you know that?

Yeah, they're all jpg files but something is screwing up somewhere.  My server keeps beeping that some yahoo in TN is messing up all of North America!!

Can you trace him?  All we know is he is of Swedish descent!

Thanks, bud.

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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2006, 07:08:29 PM »
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You are a friggin' jpeg, you know that?

Yeah, they're all jpg files but something is screwing up somewhere.  My server keeps beeping that some yahoo in TN is messing up all of North America!!

Can you trace him?  All we know is he is of Swedish descent!


Gee, this is the tanks I get for trying to do YOUR tech support?  Ef Yoo!

Actually, mostly German with a little Hollander and a tiny bit of Cherokee.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2006, 07:28:03 PM »
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I found this on 'mime' files.  Hope it helps you but it sure doesn't help me!  My downsizer just says -  'error -can't do mime files!' when I go to my file on bikepics or photobucket.

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/MIME.html


I know what a mime extension/file type is, I just don't know why you are getting an error about one.  Does photobucket limit you to usijng JPG files?  Are you posting a JPG or GIF?  It may not support other image file types.  So you may need to convert image files to another type.


"Valid file types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, swf
Images larger than 1 MB are automatically resized."

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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2006, 07:33:33 PM »
Don't take it personal or I'll have to start writing in italics like Daytona and give you a stress attack!! :wink: Seriously, thanks for the help but I tried something else and that didn't work either.  I try to download all these free picture downsizers from the net but maybe they're just garbage?  Maybe have to spend the dough?

Hey, that's cool that you're a bit native.  I work with Chippewas and Oneidas (from NY State) and the Muncey Delaware nation.  I love it.

Do you know if Cher is really half Cherokee (as advertised) or if it is just made up?