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How to resize pictures


Post by panhead » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:37 am

In order to keep the size of attachments (and also pictures in the Gallery) within reasonable limits, please resize the pictures you want to upload. Uploaded pictures have a max of 2 Mb and 1900 x 1600 size, but 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 is recommended and more than sufficient. Do not save pictures with .png extension.

With this program (irfanview) you can resize pictures (and edit and do a lot more). To resize click on Image in the menu and Resize/Resample next.

Next choose: file --> 'Save for web'.

Download Irfanview (free):

But there are many alternative programs.
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Re: How to resize pictures


Post by old man emu » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:18 am

I always resize my pictures before posting them on forums or sending them in emails. I suppose that comes from way back when and the amount of storage on a desktop was measured in Mbs and transfer speed were measured in Kb/day.

Anyway, I use this program:

When installed it finds its way into your right button drop down menu. I use the Medium setting and get file sizes of around 300kb which is a good size for inclusion in forum posts. The program returns an output file with the same name as the original with the additional wording (Medium) to let you know which is the resized image. I usually rename the resized file to make it easier to find and upload. This leaves the original unaltered.

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