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Head Turd Polisher Administrator He who has the most nuts, wins! Posts: 56,872 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Shrinking pictures
« on: September 20, 2007, 06:02:39 PM »
Someone finally convinced you to buy a digital camera and you went out and bought a 22,500 MP camera and the pictures are too darn big to do anything with, right?  You probably own a PC, which I assume you do since if you used a Mac or Linux, you already know enough about this stuff that you wouldn't need to ask!

It's pretty simple- find the picture in your computer (likely in My Documents -> My Pictures) but don't open it.  Right click on the file and select "Open With" then go down to "Paint."  There are better programs, but again, if you have them, you probably don't need these instructions!  Everyone has Paint!

Once your picture is open, go along the top until you find a heading called "Image."  Click on that and you get a few options.  Choose "Stretch/Skew" and a new little box pops up.  Stick with the Stretch boxes on top as the Skew boxes will just make a mess.  The boxes have "100" in them, which is a percentage.  Change that to "50" to make the picture half the size it is now, "25" to make it a quarter of the size etc.  Make certain both boxes have the same numbers in them or else it will shrink one way and not the other, giving you a neat silly putty effect, but probably not what you are after.

Once you have the picture down to what you think is an acceptable level, go to "File" along the top and go down to "Save As" and save the picture with a new name.   I usually add an "a" or an "01" on to the end so I can tell it from the original.  Before saving, make sure the second drop box says .jpg or .jpeg as that's the most common file type.  When that's done, you can hold your mouse over the file (back in My Documents) to see if the file size has shrunk enough to be useful.  If it doesn't tell you, right click and go down to Properties and it will tell you how big it is.

Different forums have different size allotments- Multitool.org has a limit of 4096K (4mb) per post and a maximum of 4 files that can be uploaded.  That means that your pictures cannot be more than 1024k (1mb) each. 

Uploading pictures will be in the next chapter- stay tuned!

*Updated to reflect new picture sizes on the forum*
Def
« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 02:18:49 PM by Grant Lamontagne »



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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 06:18:18 PM »
The uploading picture's is the one i need, plus the actual taking of them in the first place ::)

I went down the woods today to try and get some useable pics of a farmer (alox one, not your actual grumpy farmer) but they were total crap again :(

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 06:20:59 PM »
Tell me what model camera you have and I'll see if I can find out what options you have, and maybe help from there.

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 06:43:14 PM »
Tell me what model camera you have and I'll see if I can find out what options you have, and maybe help from there.

Def
Well its a camera phone so i seriously doubt there are any options :-[

But it's a nokia 6234 2 meg

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 06:50:53 PM »
Ok, so probably not much of a Macro feature to it then... Camera phones are usually set to focus on an object three to four feet away from the lens so trying to keep the subject in that range may be your best bet.

Beyond that, I hate Nokia! :P

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 11:15:12 PM »
Beyond that, I hate Nokia! :P

Def
But there dead reliable phone's though, I've never had a day's trouble with any of the ones I've owned :)

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 11:39:05 PM »
We should argue about that in the Gadget forums...   >:D

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 12:57:19 AM »
Although this is an old post, it has been made a sticky - and new members join all the time - so is it worth editing to reflect the current file size limits?
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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 02:13:14 PM »
I hadn't really given it much thought.  I will edit it now.   :tu:

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 10:05:42 PM »
  Since getting a Sony CyberShot some software came with the camera, use it most predominately. Picasa is okay, but I didn't like the interface. Microsoft Office 2013 includes Picture Manager that I use to resize & crop forum signature photos. And to get a quick definition had downloaded Zoner Photo Studio 12

  Those I use the most, and Paint for joining files, marking them up, or to touch up spots of a photo that has an embarrassing spot. Also good to cover up some information that you don't want to share publicly.

  TMI right?  :rofl:

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 11:05:25 PM »
I hadn't really given it much thought.  I will edit it now.   :tu:

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I think Office 2007 also has Picture Manager  :tu:
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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2013, 11:58:32 PM »
  TMI right?  :rofl:

I'd be really worried if you started talking about how you make things in pictures look bigger!   :ahhh

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2013, 12:13:04 AM »
  TMI right?  :rofl:

I'd be really worried if you started talking about how you make things in pictures look bigger!   :ahhh

Def

  I'm not that gifted.   :-\
  John Blanchard was good at placing objects from various photos into others. Have Macromedia (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash) version 8, but it don't work in Windows 7. Have a Vista OS on another hard drive that I can use. The other OS/drive serves as a backup if skritt hits the fan.

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2013, 08:59:08 AM »
Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP:

http://download.cnet.com/...000-18487_4-10905400.html

Only problem you need XP, otherwise it's the simplest tool for resizing images  :D
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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2013, 01:03:27 PM »
there's a mod on the forum that automatically resizes images that are REALLY big...

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2014, 07:57:28 PM »
Editing pics on a PC: easy. How the smurf do I resize on an ipad?
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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2016, 07:59:36 AM »
I use PIXresizer from http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm

Pretty easy.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2016, 08:01:22 AM by Syncop8r »

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2016, 08:55:05 AM »
Editing pics on a PC: easy. How the smurf do I resize on an ipad?

If you're using gmail, you can email the photos to yourself via the gmail app (not the gmail site). The app automatically resizes the images, so when you receive your own email and download the attachments to your iPad or smart phone your sizing is done already. You just upload them to your post and voila.
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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2016, 09:31:46 AM »
  Zoner Photo Studio has free versions. I recently upgraded to version 12 which installed and is really free, and can do so many cool things with it. Just noticed there's verison 11 Professional... tempted to install it to see what difference it makes. In the past one could install a previous version for free, and the current version has limited functionality unless purchased for $99 to unlock the full thing.

  12 I know works great. :D  ~  Download Older Versions Note from the developer: Each version is its own program. The older versions will not be removed with the new installation. Each installation is their own.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2016, 09:42:56 AM by Outback in Idaho »

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2016, 10:32:53 AM »
Here's how simple PIXresizer is:

(look, it even works on XP...  :whistle:)

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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2016, 11:39:30 AM »
On my android phone I use the photo resizer app. On my tablet I either use the same app, or if it's one already uploaded to google photo's I just download it onto my tablet and find google has already resized it.
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Re: Shrinking pictures
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2016, 03:09:44 PM »
On my iPhone, I use an app called Resize Image.


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