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PostPosted: November 6th, 2008, 6:34 am 
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Hi all,

there have been some posts again lately from people struggling to resize pictures for upload. The forum width available for images is 600 pixels (px) in the width. Beyond that you start to stretch the page which makes it hard to read.

There is a lot of free software available to resize and otherwise manipulate pictures. Many forum users recommend Irfanview or Picasa. A new kid on the block is Adobe Photoshop (hang on ....) online version. Use Photoshop for free on http://www.photoshop.com.

If you're on XP you can use the Image Resizer powertoy. It is probably the easiest of all for just that purpose: you select your image, do a right click on it and select the size you want. It will then make a copy of that image and append the size to the name. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx.

If you have been using another program that you are happy with, please share it with the rest of us.

Don Stenk.


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PostPosted: November 6th, 2008, 5:37 pm 
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Most digital cameras have the ability to change the size of the pic's before downloading to computer. I had a bit of a time once, trying to upload pictures to another site. I tried some of the software but did not work for me, so now I just ensure I adjust my camera before downloading to my computer.

On the topic of pictures and cameras Donstenk - just learned today that FedEx have finally got the act together and picked up my camera today from Lamezia !! Big smile :D


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PostPosted: November 6th, 2008, 8:44 pm 
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the saga of triggers camera is running longer than coronation street! :lol: :D


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PostPosted: November 12th, 2008, 7:50 pm 
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The forum software, phpBB, has a setting for Maximum Image Size in the Admin Control Panel under Posting/Attachment Settings.

Images above the maximum size are displayed as a link (or thumbnail if that option is on) which can be clicked to view the image.

Hope this helps.

Mike


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PostPosted: March 1st, 2009, 1:04 pm 
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I downloaded and used with great success this software yesterday:
go to http://www.ashongsoft.com and download ImageConverterOne - very simple to use and you can get 10:1 compression without much notice of quality - choose "To View On the Web" as the compression choice.

You might like to make a donation to the Free Software Foundation while you are on the site .. it all helps. tim


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PostPosted: March 1st, 2009, 3:42 pm 
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Thank Tim for the website.
I am no tecky but the software worked OK for me and I have managed to resize and attach the photgraphs I have resized.
Will now try and put them on the Rental section of this Forum.


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PostPosted: January 13th, 2011, 2:56 pm 
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A quick update to the topic of image resizing for the forum.

The maximum dimension for pictures on the forum is 640 pixels so it has to fit in a box of 640x640px.

See TimJones' post above for a link to easy to use software for Windows.

An alternative could be Image Resizer for Windows: http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/ which appears to be free as well.

On a Mac, select the pictures in your iPhoto library, click File->Export and set "Size" to "Medium".

Please let me know how you get along.

Dennis.


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PostPosted: January 13th, 2011, 5:25 pm 
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Many Thanks Dennis, I was also trying to resize some pics last night withiout success.

I will try again later using this step by step guide.


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