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Title: Resizing Images before uploading
Post by: Eddy Matthews on January 17, 2007, 09:38:33 PM
To make your photo images quicker to upload, and to save us webspace, the following instructions should help if your a WinXP user...

My sincere thanks to Martin at ModelBoatMayhem for allowing me to use his article. http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/


First you may need to download the Windows XP 'Power Toy'  Image Resizer - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx  

1. Open  Windows Explorer.   ( Windows key + E  or Right click my Computer > Explorer or  START > All Programs >  Accessories > Windows Explorer )
Title: Resizing Images before uploading
Post by: paddlesteamerman1 on March 20, 2007, 06:19:30 PM
Eddy,
I'm trying to resize a photo to upload as my avatar.. but I cant find the resize selection in the menu after highlighting the photo.
Title: Resizing Images before uploading
Post by: mjt60a on March 21, 2007, 06:06:22 AM
You can also resize using 'paint' (start/programs/accessories/paint) Open the image in paint and click on Image/stretch-skew then alter the figure in both 'horizontal' and 'vertical' fields in stretch area of the tool control to (for example) 20% of original (this depends on the size of the original picture and the size needed for an avatar) Then click 'File/Save As' (not 'Save' which will change the original forever!) Finally, exit paint. If it asks if you want to save changes to ****.jpg (the original), select no!
Or to be on the safe side, make a copy from the original first (save as) the open the copy and resize it.
Title: Resizing Images before uploading
Post by: paddlesteamerman1 on March 21, 2007, 08:07:55 AM
Typical 'Me' Thing to do... I went into paint - and searched and searched.. and couldn't find it.. but I remember now seeing stretch-skew...
I will try resizing with paint now
:)
Title: Too many Bytes
Post by: GreeboTheCat on September 20, 2007, 11:17:57 PM
Got the re-sizing sorted but my intended Avatar image is still a bit too big. Max size is 6Kb and my (very small) image is still 10Kb. Is there an easy way to get down to 6Kb?

Greebo
Title: Resizing Images before uploading
Post by: mjt60a on September 21, 2007, 04:27:31 AM
is the image called (something) .jpg or  .bmp
.bmp is biggest (in bytes, kb) .jpg is usually much smaller but equally good quality.
as an example, the images below are identical but one is saved as a .jpg and the other as a .bmp....
*OK, looks like the .bmp doesn't display but has to be downloaded, but it does look the same and you can see the difference in file size!
Title: Resizing Images before uploading
Post by: Walter Cooper on September 21, 2007, 06:52:10 AM
Hello Greebo TheCat,here is a site that I use for resizing photos.It pretty good,plus its free! Walter(http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/tsmileys2/04.gif) http://www.stormdance.net/software/photorazor/software%20overview.htm (http://www.stormdance.net/software/photorazor/software%20overview.htm)

GreeboTheCat <forum@paddleducks.co.uk> wrote:
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   Got the re-sizing sorted but my intended Avatar image is still a bit too big. Max size is 6Kb and my (very small) image is still 10Kb. Is there an easy way to get down to 6Kb?

Greebo






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Title: Photo re-sizing
Post by: GreeboTheCat on September 21, 2007, 05:49:08 PM
Thanks fellas.

Greebo