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How to Resize Your Pictures (karma: 8)
By iliahmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2331, member since Tue May 10, 2005
On Mon Jan 16, 2006 05:54 PM
Edited by liteairyfairy (130543) on 2006-01-16 18:11:48
Edited by liteairyfairy (130543) on 2006-01-16 18:13:18 *argh* stupid little mistakes*
Made sticky by imadanseur (79325) on 2006-01-17 00:08:16
Moved to Image Editing by Theresa (28613) on 2006-01-18 20:23:57 moved to correct forum

How to Resize Your Pictures

So you decide to take a few pictures and show them off on the Photo boards of DDN. As soon as you finish all the hot-linking, you realize – all your pictures are so huge, you’d have to scroll horizontally.

Isn’t it annoying? Yes, we’re annoyed by that too.

Hence, my guide on how to resize your pictures:

If you have Office XP/2003, you should have Microsoft Picture Manager:

Double-click on the file, and it should be opened by Picture Manager.

Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/liteairyfairy/shot1.jpg'

Click on “Edit Picture”

Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/liteairyfairy/shot2.jpg'

…and on the right, click “Resize”

Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/liteairyfairy/shot3.jpg'

Click on “Predefined width x height”, and scroll down to “Web-large” or “Web-small”, and click okay. Go to File, Save, and you’re finished. Then you can upload to Photobucket, Tinypic, Imageshack, or any other picture hosting site for hotlinking. Resizing your pictures will prevent a page from stretching horizontally.

You can also resize your pictures with other image editors. The point is to downsize it to below 800 x 600 pixels (somewhere around there).

For example, in Adobe Photoshop

Open the file, and go to “Image” on the menu bar, and “Image Size”.

The nice thing about Photoshop is that you can type in one value for either width or height, and it automatically calculates the other value, so your pictures don’t get distorted.

Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/liteairyfairy/shot5.jpg'

I normally don’t use Photoshop for a small task like resizing, since it takes quite a while to load on my ultra-slow computer.

Since Paint exists on all Windows operating systems, I should probably include it too.

Open the file in Paint, and go to “Image”, “Stretch/Skew”. I wouldn’t use “Attributes”, since redoing the pixels will crop your picture.

Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/liteairyfairy/shot6.jpg'

Type in 50% (or whatever size you wish) for both horizontal and vertical values, and you’re done.


~fairy

8 Replies to How to Resize Your Pictures

re: How to Resize Your Pictures
By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11592, member since Thu Dec 16, 2004
On Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:45 PM
This is a great FAQ, but doesn't it belong in the image editing forum? Not really a general computer question.
re: How to Resize Your Pictures
By imadanseurPremium member Comments: 16604, member since Thu Dec 04, 2003
On Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:05 AM
Thank you for writing this. I know this will help SOOO many people since the moderators get tons of questions about what to do when their pictures are too big to post here!
re: How to Resize Your Pictures
By dancingqueen18 Comments: 481, member since Sat Jun 11, 2005
On Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:14 PM
Thank you SO much! Now I know how to resize my pictures of Green Day so I can make posters!
re: How to Resize Your Pictures
By Volans Comments: 493, member since Wed Feb 07, 2007
On Tue Jul 17, 2007 01:02 AM
Well, let's test out the newly invented "code" tag on ddn. Here's how you resize that in a linux shell with imagemagick without needing a graphical editing program:

convert input.jpg -scale 50% output.jpg
or
convert input.jpg -scale 640x480 output.jpg

Too easy!
re: How to Resize Your Pictures
By twinkletoes08member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2082, member since Tue Feb 18, 2003
On Mon Jan 07, 2008 09:22 AM
Thanks A Bunch!

It annoys me when i have to scroll!

Most of my camera photos are huge!
re: How to Resize Your Pictures
By ClaireLianne Comments: 34, member since Thu May 24, 2012
On Sun May 27, 2012 08:46 AM
Thank you for this tutorial. I will probably come across this when I start to post pictures so at least now I will know how to make them fit the screen better
re: How to Resize Your Pictures
By lorrimoris Comments: 5, member since Tue Jan 07, 2014
On Sat Jun 07, 2014 05:42 AM
In Photoshop too, there are several tools which can make this task more easy. I have a team of 7 web designers and they generally use Photoshop for such kind of image editing tasks.
re: How to Resize Your Pictures
By lorrimoris Comments: 5, member since Tue Jan 07, 2014
On Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:38 AM
Pictures are resized only by Designers as they have tools to give creative effects..

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