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Post#1 by gnerd » 08 Sep 2017, 10:18


I have a question if anyone can help me, i'd be grateful. When trying to upload a screenshot in messenger (I couldn't get the options of a gmic filter as the tutorial) but it says file to large. Maximum allowed size is 10 KiB and mine is 259KB. Tried to send to a compressed zip file but it came up the same. Any help or a point in the right direction would be appreciated, thank you in advance.
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Post#2 by tim » 08 Sep 2017, 10:44


Messenger is a different app all together I think Gmic is just available for GIMP. Try attaching that image to an email to yourself instead. Then resize it using GIMP on a laptop/desktop. That's a really small limit though 10KiB?
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Post#3 by animicule » 08 Sep 2017, 11:13


If your GMIC filter options do not look the same as in the tutorial,
it most likely is due to a version change. GMIC just had a major
change with the 2.xx versions. Which filter is it?
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Post#4 by gnerd » 08 Sep 2017, 11:29


I was trying to upload a screenshot of gmic for gimp 1.6.1.-Windows 64bits. Testing>Samj>Color>Couleurs metallique. The rendering did not have the option that was called for. But I tried GMIC-Qt for Gimp 2.8 and I found it there. I was still confused on why or how to send screenshots on messenger for future use if needed. Thanks Tin I will give that a shot and see if I can figure it out. I don't really need it now but my curiosity refuses to leave it lol.
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Post#5 by animicule » 08 Sep 2017, 11:47


Well, in that case, you probably don't need to show them your entire screen, so first open gimp, create a new image, tap your printscreen key on the keyboard, the click on the new image to set focus to it, then <CTRL>V to past the screen image from printscreen.
Now use your rectangle select tool and select only the important area you need to get your point across and then Select - Invert and press the delete key. You should only have the area you need at this point. Then in the layer area, right click and Alpha to Selection, then Image- Crop Image to selection. You can save as JPG and set the quality to 35-40 and then check your file size to see where you are at. If it is still too big,
Then try to Scale it down and resave as JPG with low quality. I don't use messenger for anything so have no further thoughts other than 10kb is a
very small image.
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Post#6 by gnerd » 08 Sep 2017, 11:56


animicule wrote:
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Well, in that case, you probably don't need to show them your entire screen, so first open gimp, create a new image, tap your printscreen key on the keyboard, the click on the new image to set focus to it, then <CTRL>V to past the screen image from printscreen.
Now use your rectangle select tool and select only the important area you need to get your point across and then Select - Invert and press the delete key. You should only have the area you need at this point. Then in the layer area, right click and Alpha to Selection, then Image- Crop Image to selection. You can save as JPG and set the quality to 35-40 and then check your file size to see where you are at. If it is still too big,
Then try to Scale it down and resave as JPG with low quality. I don't use messenger for anything so have no further thoughts other than 10kb is a
very small image.
:shock: you just solved a problem I've been fighting with for over 6 hours :lol: . I really gotta learn to ask for help, before i'm ready to throw my laptop out the window. Thank you so so much, I don't have much need for messenger myself unless it's an old tutorial that is not currently circulating. :gimp_clap:
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Post#7 by animicule » 08 Sep 2017, 12:56


I am glad that you can get positive results from my lousy instructions!!!
Glad to hear it worked for you...
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