A few tips on posting x-rays


Administrative Staff
Jun 11, 2013
United States United States
If you post about a problem a moderator or administrator may ask you to post any x-rays you have to better advise you. Here are a few tips on posting x-rays:

1. Crop the image to remove personal information and other intimate details like genitals. If cropping won't do the job, you can use an editing tool to block out sensitive areas.

2. Post as 'full image' NOT 'thumbnail. Using the thumbnail feature automatically reduces images to about 300 pixels wide. The resolution is not adequate for us to review your x-rays properly.

3. Please keep the images large - at least 1,000 pixels wide - as there will be a need to enlarge to define detail and small images lose their resolution when enlarged.

4. If your image is 3,000 mpx or more, don't worry - our image uploader is perfectly capable of handling it!

If you get a CD-rom from the hospital with your x-rays on it, they will also give you some instructions on how to open on your computer.

Once you get the images open, they will probably be full screen. Take a screen shot and then save it as you would any photo. You can then reopen the image and edit it to remove any personal data and save it again. Just be sure your saved file is at least 800-1400 pixels. The forum image uploader can cope with this easily when you post your image.

Updated December 6, 2019
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