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Old 03-02-2004, 07:09 AM
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Resizing Images For Posting

This topic came up in another thread, so I thought I'd share the info:

(Posted by Haasman)

Sometimes the hardest part of posting a picture is resizing it to meet the 66,560 bytes (66.5kb) image size requirement.

Microsoft has a free download for Windows XP, the image resizer tool that works great.

Go to:

and scroll down a bit and look for it on the right side of the page.

Download it and then install it by double-clicking on it.

To use it, find the image file you want to resize, right-mouse button on it and choose the size you want. Works well, but I believe will only work with Windows XP.



(Posted by tvpierce)

Another quick and dirty way to resize an image is to use MS Paint (any computer running ANY version of Windows has Paint.) Click on your "Start" button, select "Programs", then select "Accessories", then select "Paint". (I like to right-click and drag the program to the desktop so it's easier to access next time.)

Open your image using Paint. At the top of the browser window, select the "Image" dropdown menu. Then select "Stretch/Skew", and adjust both the horizontal and vertical "Stretch" attributes to a size below 100% (thereby applying a "negative-stretch"). Save the altered file, (don't close Paint yet!) and check its properties to see how large it is. If it's still not small enough, then go back to Paint, make the image smaller, and resave it. Repeat process until the image is the desired size.

Hope this info comes in handy.

Jeff Pierce
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