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Reducing picture resolution?

Postby T3hK1w1 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:49 pm

Does anyone have any tips on how to reduce the resolution (without cropping) of a picture? Say, for instance, reducing a 7 megapixel picture (3 megabytes) to a 2 megapixel (900 KB) or VGA (450 KB) so that I can post it on here?
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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby TexasComputerDude » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:54 pm

I think photobucket has an editor built in but I'm not sure. I've always used photoshop.
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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby Liberty » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:18 am

Irfanview is will do it its free and a fast picture viewer with limmited editing features.
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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby particle » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:24 pm

Personally, I use SmugMug for my photo hosting service. I usually upload the previous month's pictures all at the same time. If my computer ever crashes, or my house burns down, etc. - I can order a back DVD from SmugMug and only lose (if anything) the last month's worth of pictures. It's not free, but it's very inexpensive peace of mind, and extremely convenient.

ANYWAY, from there, SmugMug will allow me to link to any picture in my gallery, and I can select several different size options. I don't have to do any resizing - their computers do everything for me. I believe the other popular photo hosting sites have similar linking options.
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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby WildBill » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:11 pm

T3hK1w1 wrote:Does anyone have any tips on how to reduce the resolution (without cropping) of a picture? Say, for instance, reducing a 7 megapixel picture (3 megabytes) to a 2 megapixel (900 KB) or VGA (450 KB) so that I can post it on here?
Picasa3 is a free download that you can use to edit pictures.

http://picasa.google.com/
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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby WarHawk-AVG » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:37 pm

Easy easy easy!!!

Download and install this program written by Microsoft just for the purpose of resizing hundreds of pictures at the click of a button

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/usin ... lman2.mspx
Get the image resizer application
Image Resizer

This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click.


Install it

Right click on the picture, tell it what size you want it (800x600 is great) then hit resize..it will leave a copy of the original and a smaller 800x600 pixel image you can email easily or post online...cool thing is you can highlight an entire string of images and it will resize them pow pow pow and done!

No more opening an image, resizing, saving, opening, resizing, saving, opening, resizing, saving...just highlight and hit resize!

Done!
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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby SCone » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:12 pm

MS Paint will let you "shrink/stretch" pictures.
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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby WarHawk-AVG » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:16 pm

SCone wrote:MS Paint will let you "shrink/stretch" pictures.



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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby Russell » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:54 am

WarHawk,

Why don't you tell us how you REALLY feel about Image Resizer?

lol :mrgreen:
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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby atxgun » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:15 am

I always recommend paint.net if you're on windows. (The .net refers to the .NET microsoft framework it's built on, not to be interpreted as a website)
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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby Morgan » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:35 am

irfanview fanatic here. Incredible program and free.
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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby 57Coastie » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:31 am

Tks to all for the much needed help. I have been trying unsuccessfully for weeks to get my GGD's Civil War photo shrunk to be my avatar. If he appears here in his grey uniform I will have succeeded. If not, I will try and try again.

Matt Moseley enlisted in Tennessee, moved with his family to Texas after the war, became a doctor, and died in Frost, Texas.

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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby grumble » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:29 pm

57Coastie wrote:Tks to all for the much needed help. I have been trying unsuccessfully for weeks to get my GGD's Civil War photo shrunk to be my avatar. If he appears here in his grey uniform I will have succeeded. If not, I will try and try again.

Matt Moseley enlisted in Tennessee, moved with his family to Texas after the war, became a doctor, and died in Frost, Texas.

Jim


Looks to me like you succeeded! Excellent avatar.

:tiphat: to your GGD.
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Re: Reducing picture resolution?

Postby 57Coastie » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:15 pm

grumble wrote:
57Coastie wrote:Tks to all for the much needed help. I have been trying unsuccessfully for weeks to get my GGD's Civil War photo shrunk to be my avatar. If he appears here in his grey uniform I will have succeeded. If not, I will try and try again.

Matt Moseley enlisted in Tennessee, moved with his family to Texas after the war, became a doctor, and died in Frost, Texas.

Jim


Looks to me like you succeeded! Excellent avatar.

:tiphat: to your GGD.


Tks, Grumble. My maternal GGD, Matt Moseley served in the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Generals Braxton Bragg, Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (the latter an adopted Texan). He missed out on the Tennesseeans first exodus to Texas with Davy Crockett, but managed to do so as soon as he could after the war. He was engaged in most of the horrible battles in the western theatre, which included those at Chicamauga, Missionary Hill and Atlanta.

After somehow surviving those battles, after his discharge he became a doctor, devoted, in his own words, to "saving lives, not taking them." He had seen enough death in this most horrible war our nation, or nations, if you will, ever endured, again in his own words, "to last me more than a lifetime." It has been estimated that less than one-quarter of those enlisting in the Army of Tennessee with him lived to return home after the war.

I laid my mother and father to rest in the same cemetary not far from Doctor Moseley and his wife.

With all our recent armed conflicts, and our losses, so well in mind today, I think it does us well to think back about those before, who also willingly gave their lives fighting for what they believed in. Though some of us may not understand some of those causes, we must still honor their sacrifices.

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