Too big!!

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 18:05
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Ok, so I'm computer illiterate.
My pictures are stored on my puter at 365kb, how am I supposed to shrink that to the required 50kb that I need for my rig pics?
I'm using the standard "my pictures" file with windows xp.
Any plain english instructions much appreciated.

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Reply By: hoyks - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 18:46

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 18:46
right click on the picture and you should get a menu with 'edit' on it.

click on edit and the picture will open in the 'paint' program.

On the menu bar at the top of the screen, choose the 'image' drop down menu and then the 'stretch/skew' option.

If you enter 10% for the horizontal and vertical values it will shrink the picture a lot. You will probably have to do it a second time to get the size you want.

Select the Save As option and Change the name of the picture. If you just use Save you will lose the original picture

There are most probably other ways to do it but I find this the easiest.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:15

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:15
Pezza check what photo program you've got. Most in the edit option will have a tab which will invite you to resize your photo. Options may be web, email etc. Web usually reduces a 1mb+ photo down to round the 50kb mark. Email size is around 28kb.

Have a play. Save you new copy and post that copy.


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Reply By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:22

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:22
Max size for upload to the site is 400x400 pixels
to make your pic this big:
open your picture by right-clicking it, and hit edit, or open with> Microsoft Paint
hit Ctrl + A to select all, then Ctrl + C to copy the picture
click File>New
Click Image > Attributes> set the width and height to 400 > OK
press Ctrl + V to paste, select "no" when it asks if you'd like the bitmap enlarged.
Drag the dotted outline's corner in the grey area so it becomes the same size as the visible picture.
File > Save As > Save as type: JPG > save ans upload.
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Reply By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:51

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:51
Allriiiiiight, we have lift off!! ( Even if the pic does look a bit dodgy )

Thanks for that fella's

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Reply By: troy35 - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 22:37

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 22:37
You can also right click the pciture and choose send to> mail recipient. A small window will open asking if you want to resize your pcitures. You can choose the option to make them 800x600 or even 640x480. When you click okay a new e-mail message will open with the pictures attached but you can then drag them out to the desktop to use else where.
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 06:33

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 06:33
Go here and downlod the free Easy Thumbs program, you can nominate the size you want.

Easy Thumbs


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