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Old 11-06-2018, 12:33 PM
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Thanks for your help everyone! Think I figured out the problem - the scanner settings were set to colour, instead of black and white - that seems to have fixed the problem.

Now I'm busy organising my large photo diary into micro-categories :-) Fun and games, this visa process!
i dont think colour would be an issue... all my scans are coloured and still not over 5mb...
should play around with the settings and see...

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Thanks for your help everyone! Think I figured out the problem - the scanner settings were set to colour, instead of black and white - that seems to have fixed the problem.

Now I'm busy organising my large photo diary into micro-categories :-) Fun and games, this visa process!
Except you need to do color scans, not black and white.

Chances are you have the setting for scanning photos instead of documents or similar. Just go to advance settings and look for DPI. It'll prob be in the thousands if it's taking up that much space for just a few pages like a F888.

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Putting everything in one file is not a good idea and you are correct, the file would be too large.
I separated mine into categories, dates, or events and upload each of them. Have a like a total of 50 files, most are PDFs (photos were thrown into a word document and converted to PDF).
And yes, when they say compressed files, it's .zip .rar etc...
.pdf is still fine... you can test this yourself by opening it as .pdf, if it opens and you can view the content, then should be fine for the department.
I threw my photos into a word document, then converted it into PDF. It ended up being 75 MG!!! If I compress it it will most likely be blurry and loose quality .


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I threw my photos into a word document, then converted it into PDF. It ended up being 75 MG!!! If I compress it it will most likely be blurry and loose quality .
I hope you didn't throw them all in one word doc.
I separated them and submitted them separately. As long as you can clearly see who's in the photo, should be no problem.


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I hope you didn't throw them all in one word doc.
I separated them and submitted them separately. As long as you can clearly see who's in the photo, should be no problem.
We added heaps of photos but didn't just dump them into a single PDF file. We put them in the relevant evidence groups. For example, in social aspects - we listed the concerts we went to, had an image of the tickets and then a picture of two together at the concert. Some social events had two or three different events on a single page, including pictures and ours was clear and under 5mb.

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Another option is just to take photos of your documents and put them in Word and save as a PDF. File size can be decreased by cropping the photos to show just what you need and reducing their actual size by dragging corners in Word to make them smaller.

Combining like evidence is a tool to save from wasting upload space and organizing the application. So if you had 20-30 photos, you'd put them into a single pdf instead of uploading individually, or do like Eh? said above and put the photos in relevant files to support the evidence. You wouldn't put everything you had into one file though.

We generally broke the files down as
Household bills (gas, electricity, water)
Leases
Photos
Holidays (receipts, flights, etc)
Social media
Proof of address (letters addressed to both of us, official post sent to us, etc)
Financial (proof of joint bank accounts, major purchases, etc)
Joint insurance (vehicles, health, contents)
And so on.

How you choose to combine files is your choice, but definitely don't try to put it all into one file.

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Another option is just to take photos of your documents and put them in Word and save as a PDF. File size can be decreased by cropping the photos to show just what you need and reducing their actual size by dragging corners in Word to make them smaller.

Combining like evidence is a tool to save from wasting upload space and organizing the application. So if you had 20-30 photos, you'd put them into a single pdf instead of uploading individually, or do like Eh? said above and put the photos in relevant files to support the evidence. You wouldn't put everything you had into one file though.

We generally broke the files down as
Household bills (gas, electricity, water)
Leases
Photos
Holidays (receipts, flights, etc)
Social media
Proof of address (letters addressed to both of us, official post sent to us, etc)
Financial (proof of joint bank accounts, major purchases, etc)
Joint insurance (vehicles, health, contents)
And so on.

How you choose to combine files is your choice, but definitely don't try to put it all into one file.
Sounds like we had the same approach, Sky.

Using word to create the PDF's was a real time saver. You could have photos, screen shots of evidence and explanations all in one. It saved us a lot of time, effort, grief and most important, stress.

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I hope you didn't throw them all in one word doc.
I separated them and submitted them separately. As long as you can clearly see who's in the photo, should be no problem.
I did throw them all into one word doc, that was my bad. I will go back to it tonight and divide it into separate file i.e pictures of us alone, pictures with family and friends etc.


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I had a similar issue with 10 - 20 photos for each document so I used paint to reduce the size of the photos from 1-3 mb down to 150 KB this reduced the document size significantly. You need to reduce the photo size before creating the document, as for some reason the document is still to large if you take the photos out reduce them and put them back in.


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I had a similar issue with 10 - 20 photos for each document so I used paint to reduce the size of the photos from 1-3 mb down to 150 KB this reduced the document size significantly. You need to reduce the photo size before creating the document, as for some reason the document is still to large if you take the photos out reduce them and put them back in.
compressed files mean *.zip, *.rar files...if u compress a file to reduce size that is ok....do this thing...open each jpeg file in paint and click resize option, in percentage enter like 50 or 45..save the file...do with each file and then create pdf ..It will be smaller...there are free online tools where you can batch process and resize the files at the same time..Google them....also in paint give caption to each picture...make a text box and write it...making one file would be easier for CO


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