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Old 07-14-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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I've noticed many members have a hard time posting photos here because of size restrictions. There are many ways to resize photos, using a wide variety of software. Some people have/use Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, and many others to achieve this. I thought it might be a good idea to offer a couple of different ways here in this thread. One of MY favorites is a free version of Photofiltre. It resizes but also is a full featured "sketcher" and photo editor.

http://photofiltre.en.softonic.com/download

Another way for XP users is this Powertoy image resizer.

http://download.cnet.com/Image-Resiz...-10905400.html

Please feel free to add any that YOU may prefer so new members can help us to help them faster!

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here is the powertoy resizer for winXP, it adds the resize image into the right click menu

http://download.cnet.com/Image-Resiz...-10905400.html

windows 7

http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdow...137644&t=4&i=1

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For those who do not wish to download one:
http://resizepic.com/

http://www.online-image-editor.com/
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Hi! -Tried to use PowerToy in Windows 7 and no go. Wouldn't allow to install. I wasn't prepared to operate the system in virtual XP mode (and then I think it would work). I would suggest people take a look at Picasa. I'm sure it can resize and to a lower resolution also. I haven't tried it so don't attack me please. Cheers from the land of OZ. Joe
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Hi in my previous post I mentioned maybe Picasa is the way to go. Picasa does have a function where it reduces image size and file size for web blogs and emails. It automatically allows choice of resolution and emails the photo at the same time. I emailed a photo to my own email address and it worked very well. I haven't figured out how to attach this photo to the DIY post as yet. I'll keep you posted when I look into it a bit more. PS; as far as I know, Picasa works on all windows platforms. My system is windows 7 using Picasa 3. Cheeers from the land of OZ. joe
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Hi all, Took Danger Man's advice and posted a photo of crimson parrot as a test.

First time, it didn't work. Windows, as usual gave a cryptic message of a diagnostic and connection problem, Spent hours trying to get this right to no avail. Then I wondered if the picture was to large to start with, and couldn't be compressed enough. Presto or as we say Eureka, reducing the file size first then attach via the attachment button worked. In fact because I couldn't believe it did work first time, caused the double entry in my post.

Here's how I did it. I used the free version of Picasa 3 (which works on all windows platforms) to email the photo to a place on my hardisc. This reduced the size down to about 10% of the original size. Then I used the reply post "attach button" (the paper clip), to upload from the spot where I had the photo stored on the hardisc.

It came in and showed up automatically in the post reply as an attachment. When I submitted it came in as shown in my post above. Note The crimson parrot frequents my bird feeder and birdbath, along with parrakeets, cockatoos, lorrikeets galahs, doves and any other bird wanting a feed, so if yoy love to see native birds in your garden, try out a hanging birdfeeder. The ones I use wwere made in the US and have lasted many years.
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For resizing I use the free Irfanview
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I know this thread is a little old but I got a question for Bob or anyone using Irfanview, is there a way to download a copy of their old version, the new version don't seem to work well with XP Pro now, it says I don't have enough color. I do keep my resolution set low because I can't see the small letters but I don't think the resolution has anything to do with it as I tried to set it higher but still no good. Any suggestions?
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Check for the latest Irfanview:
  • open Irfanview
  • Click on 'Help'
  • Click on "Check home page for updates"
Does the latest version help?
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....it says I don't have enough color. I do keep my resolution set low because I can't see the small letters but I don't think the resolution has anything to do with it as I tried to set it higher but still no good. Any suggestions?
I have never used the program you're referring to, but the problem might be your color bit depth. Right click on your desktop, and go to 'Properties'. Click the settings tab, and try increasing 'color quality' to 32-bit, or at least confirm that it's already set there.

Another thing worth mentioning, if you didn't already know, is that you can adjust font size within your web browser. Hold 'Control' and press the plus or minus key to increase/decrease the font size. Actually, this is more of a zoom feature, as everything on the page gets bigger or smaller, not just the text. Comes in handy sometimes.
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Check for the latest Irfanview:
  • open Irfanview
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  • Click on "Check home page for updates"
Does the latest version help?
Bob the latest version doesn't work with XP Pro at least not on my PC.

Jay I checked and I am running 32 bit. I have deleted the irfanview now and downloaded Photofiltre that DM put a link to on the thread here, it works great and is easy to use.

I didn't know about the control + to increase or decrease the fonts, I usually click control and just scroll. I may go and set my resolution higher and see if the control scroll will work, if so that will solve one of my problems.

Thanks fellows, I appreciate your help.

I tried setting my resolution higher and hitting control then scrolling, it did make the fonts on the page larger but my icons stayed small.
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Why is it that this forum needs you to reduce the pics before posting? I post on another forum that has the same appearance as this one and the file size restrictions are the same yet it will take a large file size that you upload and automatically reduce it.
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Go to
http://pixlr.com/editor

Open image from computer
From the pulldown menus at the top select
Image->Image Size
Select "800" for width (for example. You need to select height, it will constrain to the correct proportions)
File->Save
Change the name to something u can remember..

Pixlr is like having photoshop online.

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