Resizing your images, the easy way.

Discussion in 'Maple Photo Gallery' started by Elmore, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Hey fellow Maple fans, there probably isn't another Genus as photogenic as Acer. Many images posted are just a tad to big. I have dial up...yeah, yeah, I know, "get with the times, get a DSL connection" but that option is not as easy where I'm located and I don't want to pay what their asking for a satellite link but you can resize your images by using this free and easily used program.
    http://www.irfanview.com/
    Once downloaded and installed, simply select file, then open your file, select image then resize, select the 640 x 480 pixels or any other size desired (hopefully smaller), click okay, then go to file and select save. I generally choose the 640 x 480 pixels option. If you want to keep your outrageously large image, be sure to copy it or rename your resized pic so that it doesn't overwrite your obscenely huge photo. Your time and attention is appreciated. Elmore

    P.S. With Windows XP you can resize multiple images in one operation with Power Toys/Image Resizer. You can download Image Resizer in the Power Toys options. Download from the Microsoft page : http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
    With the Power Toys/Image Resizer, be sure to use the advance tab and choose not to make copies or you'll have too many images in your folders. You can also choose "Make Pictures Smaller But Not Larger".
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks for the reminder Elmore. Smaller images load faster and take up less space on our server.
     
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    yweride Active Member 10 Years

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    Is there anyway to resize the file size, all my pictures are over the size limit.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    If you reduce your image size you will reduce your file size. There are many programs available that allow you to resize and manipulate images. If you do not have a basic graphics program on your system, some are available on the internet; Elmore mentions one in his post at the start of this thread. (try a search for resize photos)
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Fixed it. Thanks Eric.
     
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    I know it's not a free program, but Adobe Photoshop Elements is pretty easy to use, easy to resize, and they have a "Save for the Web" option that makes uploading even largish files pretty quick for those of us still using dial-up.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    My understanding is that it's just not necessary to do the resizing yourself any more. The upload limits are high enough for the highest quality jpg files that most cameras produce, and the system does a great job of resizing the stored images (and keeping the screen dimensions large).

    Of course, the upload time is longer with larger files, but you can be typing your text while the upload is being done. If you think and type as slowly as I do, it's not an issue.
     

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