View Full Version : IPC digital upload sizes 3.5mb limit exceeded

04-25-2011, 06:09 PM
I am uploading image files for IPC competition and have encountered a problem when resizing my original files as per the tutorial. It's stated that the file size should not exceed 3.5mb when resized and I have two which DO exceed that limit. I went through this problem with images I submitted last year also.
Who should I speak with to get this issue resolved before the deadline of 4/27?:eek:

Dennis Dorr
Digitalmontana Photography
Kalispell, MT

04-25-2011, 10:32 PM
What JPG setting are you using? If I remember, the upload specifications say use jpg10 instead of 12 - that shrinks it down a lot.

04-26-2011, 12:24 AM
The specs are a maximum of 4000 pixels by 10 jpg quality,

04-26-2011, 12:37 AM
I have done all of that. Still have images that are closer to 5mb.

04-26-2011, 12:53 AM
Christine: You wrote 'Maxiumum' 4000 pixels per side...does that mean I can send an image that is LESS than 4000 ? Am I able to use compression less than 10?

Thanks for your help, Rick.

04-26-2011, 01:37 AM
Yes it has to be 4000 pixels on the longest side.

04-26-2011, 01:46 PM
Cassandra: Thanks for your reply. If I am required to keep the image at 4000 pixels something will have to give...either the 3.5 mb size requirement or the jpg quality. I have tried everything else and time is running out.

04-26-2011, 01:59 PM
Did you also resize to 200 dpi? I believe that is the requirement.


04-26-2011, 04:46 PM
Chontelle: Thanks for that advice, however I've tried that and it doesn't change the size of the file :(

04-26-2011, 06:34 PM
is it flattened before you try saving it?

04-26-2011, 07:12 PM
Cassandra et al: Yes, it as flattened but the issue has been resolved. Apparently the 3.5 mb limit is a 'soft' limit and images larger than that are accepted on upload. I uploaded the 'over-sized' files just fine. That's all I wanted...for my images to be accepted on upload. I think that 'soft' limit should be made more clear on the tutorials and instructions. Just sayin' ;) Thanks again for your willingness to help. I hope I might return the favor some day.

04-26-2011, 07:27 PM
I don't understand why you had a problem - I grabbed a detailed scene and built a test file to the maximum size 4000 pixels on the longest side which would 20x20 at 200 ppi and saved it at jpg 10 and it came in at 2.89MB

04-27-2011, 01:15 AM
Did mine today. As I understand it, yes the longest side must be 4000 pixels. I saw nothing that says that it needs to be 200ppi and I'm not sure it would make any difference in viewing. It doesn't make any difference in the final jpeg file size that I can see. However one place in the rules says that if it exceeds the 3.5 size slightly, it's OK. Whatever slightly means. Mine ranged from 2.2 to 3.8 for final size. One of them was a square 4000x4000 and came in at 2.2. All mine loaded just fine.