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Post subject: A site automatic resizing program. What is the cost?  PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 - 08:48 PM
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OK, I'll admit I must be a compuidiot. I wrestle every time I try to load a picture. At home I use a Corel program for all my picture but I have to guess the reduction percentage needed to post on our site. I always get something wrong.

The 600 x 600 pixels and 60KB is fine but I'm reducing the pic multiple times to get the correct dimensions AND then I have to adjust to get 60kb.

I've read any and all posts for help, tried online resizing programs and spent way to much time trying to get it right THE FIRST TIME and not the 3rd, 4th, 5th and then give up.

Any ideas on a program for our site or one I can use that can be set and forget to use here only?

Oh yea after some of my tries I'm just Shocked Thanks all.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 - 08:51 PM
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I use this:
http://irfanview.com/

It's free, and I've never had to take more than two shots at knocking a picture down to size.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Sep 30, 2010 - 01:20 PM
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I'll tell ya the best free program I've found and use all the time.

You can do so much with it, including making animated GIF's, and so much more. It just goes on and on what this program can do. For beginners it may take a while to learn all that it can do, but believe me, it's worth learning about.

It's called GIMP.

Introduction to GIMP.
http://www.gimp.org/about/introduction.html

GIMP Tutorial
http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/

And with additional GIMP Plugins you can do even more.
http://registry.gimp.org/

Another thing I use occasionally is called Image Optimizer.
http://www.imageoptimizer.net/Pages/Home.aspx

I use this when, say for this board, I have a photo 600 x 600 pixels but it's still over 60KB. This Image Optimizer will reduce the 60KB and still keep the photo at 600 x 600 pixels. It compresses images fast.

I have not downloaded Image Optimizer, I use it from their website. This way there is no promo display at the bottom of the optimized images.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Sep 30, 2010 - 01:34 PM
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Side Note:

As a matter of fact, I made my lovely avatar using GIMP. Very Happy

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Sep 30, 2010 - 06:57 PM
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Bush Monkey wrote:
Side Note:

As a matter of fact, I made my lovely avatar using GIMP. Very Happy


So... that'd be a "GIMP CHIMP?" Smile

I use Adobe Photoshop, but only recommend it for someone who's got extensive photo editing needs as it's quite expensive.

One suggestion:

Do a Google search for "resize JPG". You'll find lot's of sites that have free resizing features, for altering photos.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 01, 2010 - 12:58 AM
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I use Picture manager in MS Office.
Usually brings them well under the limit depending on file size & is very easy to use.
I take copies of the pics and place in another folder so then I can play with diiferent pixel combinations without affecting the originals.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 01, 2010 - 10:36 AM
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I agree that Gimp and Photoshop are much too complex for this simple process.

Irfanview is the one to get. You load the pic, select Image/Resize, and put in the size you want.
 
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