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Embedding Chromatograms and Reports

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:02 pm
by tom jupille
For anyone who wants to embed a graphic (such as a chromatogram) in a post, here's the procedure.

1. Convert your chromatogram to an image.

2. Resize it so that it's not too large (I would suggest no more than about 400 x 400 pixels) and save it in one of the following three formats: .jpg, .gif, or .png

3. Upload the image to a web server or hosting site which is accessible via the internet. There are lots of free image hosting services kicking around. One that I have tried (see the diagram below) is:

4. Type the URL into your message, highlight it, and click on the "Img" button. (If you use tinypic, you can simply copy the "IMG" from there after you have uploaded the image).

5. When you preview your message, the result should look like this UV detector diagram:

Note: Chromatography Forum has no connection or relationship with tinypic; I just happened to stumble on their site, it seems to work, and doesn't seem to be too irritating with ads.

And now, back to our regular programming.

Re: Embedding Chromatograms and Reports

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:49 pm
by new2GCMS
how do you resize the image?

Re: Embedding Chromatograms and Reports

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:43 pm
by tom jupille
Assuming you are using Microsoft Windows, open up the "paint" program (it's a standard part of Windows), click on the "help" command or icon and enter "resize" in the search box.

The details will vary a bit depending on which version of Windows you are using.

Re: Embedding Chromatograms and Reports

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:14 am
by Subject_Zero
Or if you have Microsoft Office installed on your computer then there is a small program called Microsoft Office Picture Manager which can help you resize the picture as well. It's very user friendly and has many different options. Just saying :) I prefer PM to Paint.