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Post Image Size & How To Change It
We've all seen it. The image is so big that you have to scroll back and forth to read the text. A real pain, especially when it's a long thread. "So how do I fix it?" you ask.

First, the easy way:

Most cameras have an option that lets you select the image size. Read your owners manual and set it for 640x480. The images will come off the camera in the preferred size.

"But OldGuy, I have some pictures that I can't reshoot and they're in a larger format. What can I do?"

The hard way:

If you're using Microsoft Windows open the image in MS Paint. (you Mac users are on you're own here, but I'm betting you have a similar program).
  1. In the tool bar select "Image - Stretch/Skew".
  2. A pop up window will open with two sections. You want the one on top "Stretch".
  3. Under that category you'll see two boxes labeled "Horizontal" and "Vertical". Both selection boxes will be filled, by default with 100%.
  4. Change both boxes to some number less than 100. Use the same number in both so that you don't distort the image. In other words 80% and 80%.
  5. Click "OK".
  6. In the tool bar select "Image - Attributes".
  7. Read the current width and height.
  8. If your at or under 640x480 you're golden. If it's still to big go back to step one and shrink it a bit more.

A couple of hints:
Until you save the image your picture, in it's original size is still available. You can always start from scratch if you get it to small.
If you try to stretch the image after shrinking it you'll lose resolution. Better to just start over.
If you want to preserve your original image in its original size as well as the one you've just shrunk, in the tool bar click File - Save As and change the name. Than you'll have both the original hi res image and the one that's suitable for posting to the forum.

Hope this helps. If you have any questions please ask.

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Post Re: Image Size & How To Change It
Alright, I just changed the setting on my camera.


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Post Re: Image Size & How To Change It
Or just select resize on your photo hosting site... :)


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If you're using XP, Windows has a Power tool that makes re-sizing a snap.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/down ... rtoys.mspx

Once installed, you just right click on an image and then choose the size that you want. it creates a new version of the image in the selected quality and preserves the original.

File is about 2/3 of the way down on the right side.


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Post Re: Image Size & How To Change It
lakercr wrote:
If you're using XP, Windows has a Power tool that makes re-sizing a snap.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/down ... rtoys.mspx

Once installed, you just right click on an image and then choose the size that you want. it creates a new version of the image in the selected quality and preserves the original.

File is about 2/3 of the way down on the right side.


Man dude, I use to do it the hard way with ms paint. never knew of this.

just got it and it's soooooo much easier.. everyone you gotta get this to resize ur images..

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Would probably beat waiting for photoshop to load.

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Hi Oldguy,
Latest cameras have re size option in them.
But to re size your old pictures there are some software like photo shop or image editor.

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real easy just host your pics on a site like photo bucket and you can set it to resize them for you
then if you do want to have huge pics for some detail they have the thumnail option
that way we dont have to wait for a million huge pics to load

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Post Re: Image Size & How To Change It
i did it the easy way just took the dumbass pics off my post since ima scrap the tub thing . but thts good advice for next time i try to do pics on here tho.


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Post Re: Image Size & How To Change It
Well its easy just right click on image and click on edit from there you can resize your Pictures


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Post Re: Image Size & How To Change It
Phpbb style boards usually have an option next to the img [img] button called ring [rimg] that auto resizes images directly from the forum to an appropriate size. Might consider adding this feature.

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Probably stating the obvious here, but you're an awfully eccentric person.

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