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Old 07-09-18, 07:44 PM
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How to Reduce Image Size ... ?

How do I reduce the size of the images I upload ?
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Old 07-09-18, 08:19 PM
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Here's a link to a Windows add on I use. After you install it, it adds an option to the right click drop down menu.

https://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/



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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
Here's a link to a Windows add on I use. After you install it, it adds an option to the right click drop down menu.

https://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/



Thanks ! I got it installed now. I was hoping there might be someway to resize images on the forums, like I've seen on other forums.
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Some forum software does resize when you upload. Not sure if this site does that. I host my pictures on my own webserver so I resize them before uploading.
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I use XnView for pretty much all my photo viewing and editing needs. It does cropping and resizing and it's free.
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This site used to automatically resize images to 100kb (which was about 640 x 640 or so). Lots of complaints. And a few changes since then, and at least those limits were changed.

One issue is that it resizes images for display, but if some users link to a foreign host, the images can be downright HUGE, and you have to download the whole thing, at least in full browser mode.

There is a mobile mode that you can use, and I'm not quite sure what it does to hyperlinked images.
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Lately I've been using GIMP for gross image manipulation. Cropping, resizing, etc. It is a free download, I believe for both Linux and Windows.
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Get closer to the subject before you take the photo?
JK!

You can also use ms paint. Open it up as what ever file type will work then resize it by whatever percentage you want 100%-1% and resave it. It's easy enough without downloading extra applications. Also, if you're afraid of losing image fidelity, this is just a forum, professional quality is appreciated but not harshly judged!

My 2 cents.
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Originally Posted by DanBraden
Get closer to the subject before you take the photo?
JK!
I took the photo of this little guy with my cell phone.

He had his worm, and I don't think he wanted to share. So, not much getting closer.

TheEarlyBirdGetsTheWorm2.jpg
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
Windows add on
major score, THANK YOU for sharing. it even works on flash drives & camera cards! been cleaning up a ton of stuff using this!
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Zoom it to the correct size in your image viewer of choice, screen capture and paste into MS Paint, crop, and save.
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If you have Outlook on your machine, highlight the images you want to resize, right click ... a drop down menu appears, hover over send to and a sub menu appears, click on mail recipient ... a box pops up that says attach files with a picture size option, choose the size you want ... it opens an e-mail with them as attachments, click on one of them hit control A which will highlight all of them and then drag them to where ever you want and then just close the e-mail.

Sounds complicated but do it 3 / 4 times and takes seconds to reduce them to a smaller file size.
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Open the image in MS Paint > select Resize > select Pixels > enter ~600 in the Horizontal field > Save
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Originally Posted by Riveting
Open the image in MS Paint > select Resize > select Pixels > enter ~600 in the Horizontal field > Save
I just resize to 30%. That usually makes the picture a really good size.
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I use Irfanview. It's a free download, for Windows. It can resize, crop, edit color and exposure, do effects... all kinds of stuff.
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Imagemagik offers a full set of open-source utilities to do such conversions:

https://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php
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As others have said, MS Paint is by far and away the easiest. Just make a copy of whatever image you want, then resize by percentage. For some reason, I've noticed that the uploaded images are not exactly the same size as they appear in MS Paint, but close enough. At least it saves me from uploading some full size image that completely overwhelms the screen. I'm just glad we can simply upload an image from a computer, as opposed to having to link it from a separate hosting site. So much easier (as it was several years ago).
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if you haven't tried https://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/ how do you know your other suggestion is better? What I like about it, is that you can select a range of photos, right-click "resize" & click "ok" to use previous settings. That's it & 1-100 images get resized fast. It's very fast & you can do a ton of pics in one fell swoop! Instead of 1 at a time in paint. Unless "paint" has a batch feature ...?
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Old 07-18-18, 10:11 AM
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I've also added picture manager to windows 10 (because they removed it, go figure) as it was easy to use and I was used to it.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/micro...ger-windows-10
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It's always interesting to see what others use. I'm with Adobe Photoshop, but the price for it, plus its complexity excludes many users.

If you're using an iPhone, there's a setting in the phone to reduce file size for sending photos via texts to other iPhone users. Enable that feature. You can then send the original photo (huge file size) to yourself, then save that version to the camera roll.

Also, as a professional photographer, i find the free Snapseed app from Google offers a ton of capabilities for editing photos.

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All you guys saying that MS Paint is easiest are describing a lot more steps than I need.
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Ditto Irfanview. As a photographer and photo forum mod I've used almost every photo editing tool available, from simple to complicated. The one I've kept for a decade is Irfanview for simple tasks such as browsing images, organizing, metadata editing and resizing. It's compact, resource efficient, fast and does the job.

For most other photo stuff I use Adobe Light Room. But it's far from the most efficient tool for basic stuff like image browsing and resizing.
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If you meant image dimension size, ms paint.
If you meant image file size, https://www.tinypng.com
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Originally Posted by dylandewandel
If you meant image dimension size, ms paint.
If you meant image file size, https://www.tinypng.com
Doesn't it all go together? The reason the file sizes are so huge is because the dimensions of the pictures as taken by a phone are 3.5 feet by 6 feet.
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Old 07-21-18, 08:27 PM
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FastStone is free. (donations accepted, but they don't bug you.) It's now set to be my default image viewer. Fast and easy to use.
FastStone Image Viewer, Screen Capture, Photo Resizer ...

It's an image organizer and viewer.
When viewing an image:
move your mouse pointer to the right edge to see the photo date, size, exif info.
move up to the top to show folder and view options.
move to the left edge to modify or edit the photo, including easy resizing options, drawing and annotating options, or an easy conversion to grayscale.
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