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Old 05-11-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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Interesting Ancestral Photographs

I am working with hundreds of family photographs, making sort of a glorified photo album. Some photos I find utterly facinating and will post a few of them here. But I may need some guidance on posting, they seem to post rather small in size. I am re-scanning with a 200dpi to see if I can get them to post larger?

Here goes, this is my grandmothers family, my grandmother is standing in the back row. Not counting the dog, she is the fourth from the left, standing between two of her brothers. Her parents are seated front and center, they are my great grandparents. All ten of their children are in the photo. I have questions on the guttering system of this house. The great grandparents were born and raised in Yadkin County North Carolina, but this house was built in rural Henry County Indiana. They were farmers.

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Old 05-11-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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I am having severe internet connection issues, so will try to post photos one at a time.

Have to give up for now
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:07 AM   #3
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Wow Beth, ten children! Very cool that you have so many old photos too work with. I love the little dog sitting still for the photo too! Really love that big house. :)
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:18 AM   #4
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Wow Miss Beth...what a joy (job) you have in front of you...I say "job" because when My Mother passed away in 2005 I inherited boxes of old family photographs...along with my own unorganized "stuff' it is a mountain of pictures, so it will be (has been) a job to sort, and organize it all. I must write on the back who is in a lot of them, because future generations, starting with my kids want have a clue who they are...I have so much to do...So hurry up and finish yours, so you can come help me!!!
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:28 PM   #5
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What a beautiful old house...can you just imagine how much work it was to build without any power tools!
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:21 PM   #6
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But I may need some guidance on posting, they seem to post rather small in size. I am re-scanning with a 200dpi to see if I can get them to post larger?

Probably not by using the attachment feature.

Attachment graphics in the post are resized to 320 pix, these graphics are links to larger versions which are limited/resized to 800x600. I have included an example of attachment resizing at the bottom of this post. I initially tried uploading a 3000x2000 picture, it was too large to be processed so I resized the picture to 1500x1000. This resized graphic was small enough for the sites software to work with. Conclusion: No matter how large a graphic one attempts to post the graphic appearing in the post will top out at 320 pixels wide, the linked graphic will max at 800 pixels wide, and too large of files cannot be processed.


Full sized graphics can be posted once the graphics have been placed on a web server. The space I use for DC can be viewed here : Index of / . I pay for my web server/space. There are free web hosting services but you must make sure they allow remote linking to data.

One method of posting full sized images is by using the IMG tags. Vbulletin downloads the image and if oversized will resample it to, I believe , 800 pixels in width. I have not included an example of this type of graphics posting because I believe the full sized image is downloaded and I don't wish to inconvenience people on dial up or slower connections.


My preferred method of posting large graphics is to take the graphic I want people to see is to resample the graphic to a much smaller (pixel) size and compress it to an even smaller data file size. I then post this small graphic and make it a link to the larger version using the URL and IMG tags:



This way people don't have to sit through a long download of something they may not care to see.
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:28 PM   #7
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BTW, when I use to scan I would use a large resolution (400 or better) and save the scan in a raw data format.
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:49 PM   #8
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thanks wart, I guess folks will have to click on the image to get the enlargement. hmmm, I usually scan at 300.
So, while I have a connection...will try to post the photo of the roof. Anyone understand why the gutters were placed here?
I do not know when this house was built. But the majority of the ten children were raised in it. Yep, no electrical wires to the house
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and a photo of my grandfather, who married the grandmother above...


dang, here comes another storm, hope this posts
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:18 PM   #10
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great grandfather hauling wood in 1910
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