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Can I upload pictures that I made on Paint?

Asked by blueberry_kid (5653 points ) August 1st, 2011

I made this really cool picture on the Paint program. I’m trying to upload it, and it wont upload.

Can I do it?

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Mariah's avatar

Do you mean you want to upload it to use as your avatar?
Fluther will only host one picture per user, the avatar picture. You can use a picture you made on Paint as your avatar.
You can also upload it to a different website, such as imgur and then post a link to it on Fluther.

blueberry_kid's avatar

Yeah! Thats what I meant. As my avatar.

Mariah's avatar

Oh okay! You’re trying to upload it and it’s not working? Do you know what type of image file it is, and what the size of the file is?

blueberry_kid's avatar

Not the size. But, it’s a PNG image, and it says above the upload thing that I can upload that, and it’s not letting me. Once I click upload, there’s a bar at the bottom that says “We only allow JPEG, PNG, and GIF photos varied.” And the image is PNG.
Why isn’t it working?

Brian1946's avatar

You can’t upload an image that’s 2 MB or larger.

Mariah's avatar

There’s ^ that. But I’d really think a PNG would be smaller than 2 MB unless the resolution were enormous. I’m certain it has nothing to do with the fact that you made it in Paint, but it’s very odd that you’re running into this problem. I’ll think on this for a minute.

blueiiznh's avatar

Save this off as a lower resolution file. It’s only an Avatar and hardly needs more that 100K to do it justice in the small footprint.
In MSPAINT, open the file, click file | save as | select a location and a format like .jpg

Mariah's avatar

Did you figure it out, or is your new avatar something different?

blueberry_kid's avatar

Something different. I can’t do. It won’t let me. What I drew was a big blueberry in the shape of a volleyball.

Mariah's avatar

Aw, darn! I’m sorry. Maybe Auggie will pop in here with some clues.

blueberry_kid's avatar

OH! I’ll ask. Thanks!

jrpowell's avatar

If you post a link to it on imgur in the comments here I will take a look and convert it to something that should work.

blueberry_kid's avatar

@Mariah How do I post the link?

Mariah's avatar

Just copy and paste it in a reply.

Symbeline's avatar

You might need to make it less rectangular. I made my avatar here on Paint, but I had to frame it smaller because once I uploaded it, some bits were hidden by the frame. Still, even if it’s too big, Fluther resizes it…you might need to save it under JPG. (I save it under the setting that includes most types of formats.)

augustlan's avatar

I’ve had trouble with PNG files in the past (I have no idea why). Try resaving it as a JPG and see if that works.

Symbeline's avatar

It totally should. PNG sucks lol.

augustlan's avatar

@blueberry_kid and I have tried everything we can think of to make it work, and it just won’t. Anyone have any other ideas?

Brian1946's avatar

Did you convert the file to JPG and is it less than 2 MB?

blueiiznh's avatar

@blueberry_kid @augustlan send me a link or the file and I will get it to comply.

blueberry_kid's avatar

I have tried absolutely everything to upload this picture. @blueiiznh , if you want to give it a shot here you go.

Mariah's avatar

Psst, @blueberry_kid, check out my avatar.

I have no idea what I could have done differently that you guys didn’t do. The only thing I can think is for you to PM me your Fluther password, I’ll log on and put it there for you. I promise I’d be responsible, but I totally understand if you’re not comfortable doing this. It’s up to you!

blueberry_kid's avatar

<shouting> @Mariah HOW DID YOU DO THAT!!!!!!??????? You’re going to make me cry.

Mariah's avatar

Ahh! Sorry! I just saved it as a JPG and it worked first try for me. :\ No idea why it hasn’t worked for you, but my offer stands if you want me to put it there for you!

Mariah's avatar

There you go! :)

blueberry_kid's avatar

Ooooh! Thank you!!! <laughing>

Now, off to change my password.

Thank you!

Mariah's avatar

Hee, no prob. :)

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