If your advert fails to display in the advert form or upload errors are reported, then the image files are probably too large. The size of photos needed for publishing on the web are far smaller than the size used for printing photographs.
Your photographs need resizing and can easily be
A photo that you would send as an e-mail attachment and reduced to 640 x 480 should be ideal as a photo to be used in the advert.
There are commercial programmes available in order to manipulate digital
photos such as Adobe Photo Shop or Paint Shop Pro.
Free Photo Programmes
There are several Free Photo Programmes available that will reduce the image and file size of digital photos.
We recommend IceCream Image Downloader for Windows 8 7 and XP. It is free, fast, very easy to use and has no extra programs attached to its installation. Info and Download Here
Another program and its free and easy to use is: Picsizer Click for Details and can be downloaded from here This programme can easily reduce the file size of any digital photo and for simple details how to use the programme click here
If you are using Windows XP there is a free photo power
tool available from Microsoft. go to www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
and install "Image Resizer" (only 548kb)
|Photo Plus 6 by Serif can be downloaded for free from www.freeserifsoftware.com
This is a complete photo editing programme (19.4MB) but free!!!
To select a photo in the programme - File / New - from the wizard select "Open saved work" and browse for your photo. Once selected go to Image / Image Size - the size of the image can be reduced. By selecting File / Export Optimiser the size of the file can be reduced using the slider. This programme is also can also perform many other functions including cropping photos.