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Thread: Preparing (Resizing) Photos For Successful Upload and Viewing

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    Preparing (Resizing) Photos For Successful Upload and Viewing

    I apologize to Mac users because this focuses on Windows PC options.
    I don't own a Mac. If anybody out there wants to buy me a new one, I will be happy to throw together some suggestions for that platform, too.

    It's fairly easy to resize (and compress) a photo using MS Windows Paint. Also, it's built into Windows so doesn't cost anything to use (except your time, of course.)

    1. Open Paint and then open your photo file
    2. Use the Resize Tool

    If you have Microsoft Office installed, you most likely have The MS Office Picture Manager (MSO PM) tool available, too.

    1. Right-click on the file and select "Open With" | MS Office
    2. From the menu, select "Edit Pictures"
    3. Use either the "Resize" or "Compress" tools to the right
    4. I have found it best to use the "Resize"
    5. Select one of the Predefined Width x Height options (best for this board is "Web - Large 640 x 480")

    Save your photo (or use the "Save as...[different file name]" so you can save the smaller version as a copy and keep the original file intact.)

    As it downloaded from my camera, the photo below is gihumongous. It's too big to upload here. If it did upload, it would take a very, very long time to upload and it would eat your monitor.

    The version below was resized to Web - Large using MSO PM
    the whole process takes only a few minutes. with practice, you can resize several pictures, one after the other, in just a few seconds each.

    Name:  Apples Edited Using MSO PM.jpg
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    To see examples of other versions of this picture, please check out this page:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/p...les-b7915.html

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    Thanks Patrice!!!


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    One other suggestion, if you are only taking pictures to post on the web, just change the setting on your camera to a web size picture setting. No need to use the setting for getting poster-size prints made. Then you don't have to mess with resizing them! Just remember, if you're going to a wedding or important event where you might want to print out large prints, reset it so you're not disappointed. Excellent post on resizing, PatriceJ!

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    Thank you, Thank you Patrice. I am going to try this ASAP. The photo issue was the biggest one for me. I will be soooo! happy to learn how to fix it.
    Sweet Caroline

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    On a Mac, you can resize an image in Preview. Open the image, then in the Tools menu select Adjust Size. For viewing online I reduce the Resolution to 75.

    There is also an online option for resizing photos that I use often - Picnik. http://www.picnik.com/ You don't need to register or download anything. Choose a photo, then go to the edit tab and find Resize on the lower left. There are many other adjustments you can make to your photo there as well. When finished, click the Save & Share tab to save the revised photo.
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    Success. WhooHoooo

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Thank you, Thank you Patrice. I am going to try this ASAP. The photo issue was the biggest one for me. I will be soooo! happy to learn how to fix it.
    It worked. Learned a lot about setting my camera, MS Paint, and resizing photos. But I did print out the instructions to keep in front of me until they are burned into my itty bitty brain. Best of all, I am no longer frustrated. Now back to building a quilt.
    Sweet Caroline

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    And if you have Adobe Photoshop Elements (even my old, old version) there is a command to "Save for Web" that condenses beautifully for posting to the internet.
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
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    Thanks - this is so helpful to me as a "limitedly trained computer user" Maybe I'll start posting pics now!
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    Thanks a bunch, photos resized, now to see if they will upload!!!
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    Patrice, thank you so much for your great instructions!!! Resized and uploaded pics already!!! You are the best!!! :-)

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