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EverettB Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:52 pm

To upload photos for Classified Ads or into the Photo Gallery on the site, you often need to resize the photos that your digital camera takes. Current digital cameras take photos that are very large, as they are suitable for printing, but the large size is not necessary for use on the Internet.

Various resizing programs and tips are below.

For Classified Ads:
If you are placing a Classified Ad and cannot get the photos to work, if the ad won't place or "times out," or you get returned to the login screen, this means your photos were too large. If you cannot get them resized - Place the ad with no photos then email them to me - EverettB at [email protected]
I will re-size and add them for you.

Resizing Programs

Windows 7/8/10
ImageResizer:
http://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/

Mac
Resizing on a Mac using iPhoto:
Under your FILE menu in iPhoto you have the EXPORT option. Select it and you will see that you have the option to resize an image.

Another Mac program:
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/32838


Windows XP, download this program and install it:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install/2/WXP/EN-US/ImageResizerPowertoySetup.exe
Then, right click on the saved picture and hit resize pictures. Then click advanced, then custom, and make it 640 x 480 for classified photos, 100x100 for avatars.

Vista:
A member contributed:
Try http://www.drpic.com/
Easy to use / works with vista / and super easy
Resize to 25% apply and save to disk

Member vwed ed says
"I've downloaded Windows Live Photo Gallery. This stores all my pictures in parallel with My Pictures etc. In the Gallery mode it is very easy to resize photos via a few clicks:
http://download.live.com/photogallery

Photoshop
Use Save for Web, Medium quality on the menus
Tutorial later in this thread

Other
IrfanView - Freeware Graphic Viewer and more
http://www.irfanview.com

The FastStone Photo Resizer:
http://www.faststone.org

Gimp (Graphic Image Manipulation Program).
http://www.gimp.org/

If none of the downloads work on your computer for whatever reason, you can also try this online photo re-sizer:
http://webresizer.com/resizer/

covelo Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:24 pm

Does anyone know how to get the file size down below 8k in iPhoto? Even at 15x15 it is still 8k.

EverettB Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:23 am

I don't know the answer for iPhoto but it has to do with the JPG "compression ratio" if a 15x15 image is still 8k. Look for where to change that setting

EverettB Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:58 am

Here are some instructions for using the XP Program "ImageResizer," mentioned in this first post in this thread:

1. Locate the picture(s) on your computer. In the image below, I am resizing a single photo and it located on my desktop:

2. Right click on the image (as seen above) and select Resize Pictures
3. A box will pop up:

4. Using the box above, select the Small option for Classifieds photos and press Ok
5. After hitting Ok, you will now have 2 files:

6. Use the (Small) file as the photo for your ad.

Tip:
If you have more than one photo, you can select all of them and right click on one to resize all of them at once:


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If you have Paint Shop Pro (or a trial version of it):
1. Open image
2. Select Image -> Resize on the menus
3. Change size to 640x480 (or whatever)
4. Make sure you save in JPG format.


If you don't have a commercial product, you can use the free "Paint" program that comes with windows.

Steps for Paint:
1. Open image
2. If you don't know the size of your image already, select Image -> Attributes from the menu. Note the size, it will probably be something like 1280 by 960
3. Select Image -> Stretch/Skew from the menus.
4. Change the percentages. If the image is 1280x960, use 50% to shrink it down to 640x480 pixels in size.
5. Save your image.
6. Upload to site.

mattt Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:08 pm

EverettB wrote: If you have Paint Shop Pro (or a trial version of it):
1. Open image
2. Select Image -> Resize on the menus
3. Change size to 640x480 (or whatever)
4. Make sure you save in JPG format.


If you don't have a commercial product, you can use the free "Paint" program that comes with windows.

Steps for Paint:
1. Open image
2. If you don't know the size of your image already, select Image -> Attributes from the menu. Note the size, it will probably be something like 1280 by 960
3. Select Image -> Stretch/Skew from the menus.
4. Change the percentages. If the image is 1280x960, use 50% to shrink it down to 640x480 pixels in size.
5. Save your image.
6. Upload to site.

Im trying this with the "Paint" program in XP. Im starting with a 119k image. No matter how much I Stretch/Skew it, even down to 5%, its still 7.xx KB.

I tried downloading the ImageResizer, and since this is a work computer it wont take the download.

Any other suggestions?

spkncarl Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:42 am

O.K. I need help also. I did the right click, resize pic, advanced, custom and then 100x100 for the avatar and I'm still over 6 kb also. Help!!! :cry:

Jessica Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:08 am

I use Adobe Photoshop and use the Save for Web option (as stated before this comes out medium quality, but it still shows up perfectly fine for avatar use). If anyone would like me to resize avatars for them, I would be happy to help.

If you are more of a do-it-yourself type person, I would suggest downloading the program Irfranview (this was also previously posted in this thread). It's a very easy to use program. If you need help using it, I would be more than happy to help you with that as well.

EDIT: I no longer have a program to resize pictures. I would like to help, but it's not possible anymore.

spkncarl Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:49 pm

Thank You Jessica, I really appreciate your help. :lol: :wink: :lol:

I'm still messing around with it to try and figure out what I'm doing wrong. :oops:

EverettB Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:13 am

You are probably doing everything right but the program is not able to change the JPG "compression" setting so your photo can't become small enough.

mschilling Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:48 pm

Can I post a link (url or otherwise) to a pic on Photobucket.com instead of uploading the pic when I place an ad?

EverettB Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:19 pm

Not for the Classifieds, external photos are not allowed.

crofty Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:40 pm

I was able to download the 640X whatever size from my camera to my pc with the software it came with.

HamburgerBrad Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:05 am

Jessica wrote: I use Adobe Photoshop and use the Save for Web option (as stated before this comes out medium quality, but it still shows up perfectly fine for avatar use). If anyone would like me to resize avatars for them, I would be happy to help.

maybe a little more advanced tutorial on how to do it with photoshop using "Save for Web". for this, i used photoshop 7. i have no idea what's current, i can only assume the layout hasnt changed much


1. open the desired image with photoshop



2. crop it to size, or leave the proportions as is



3. from the "File" menu, select "Save for Web..."



4. in the new window that appears, select the "Image Size" tab. from there, set the larger of the two numbers to 100, since this is the max size for avatars on thesamba.



5. click on the arrow inside the white circle. this brings down another menu. there, select "Optimize to File Size..."



6. set the desired file size to 6KB, since this is the max file size for avatars on thesamba



7. once the file is the correct size, click on save and then upload that image to your profile in the Control Panel as an avatar


EverettB Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:14 pm

Resizing on a Mac using iPhoto:
Coad wrote: Under your FILE menu in iPhoto you have the EXPORT option. Select it and you will see that you have the option to resize an image.

GangsterWhiteWalls Fri May 26, 2006 11:42 am

is there a way to use microsoft paint to resize without loosing image quality. my pictures get ridiculously pixelly when i shrink them

-since i am using a work computer, i cannot download programs. that is why i am asking a ms paint question.

HamburgerBrad Fri May 26, 2006 11:57 am

i've had better luck with microsoft photo editor (comes with the MS Office pack?) than with paint.

EverettB Fri May 26, 2006 3:15 pm

64irvine wrote: is there a way to use microsoft paint to resize without loosing image quality. my pictures get ridiculously pixelly when i shrink them

-since i am using a work computer, i cannot download programs. that is why i am asking a ms paint question.

What size are you doing? I tried on a 1280x1024 picture I have, resizing it to various smaller sizes and lost no image quality.

GangsterWhiteWalls Fri May 26, 2006 3:18 pm

i have actually had mixed luck with ms paint. i have two different pictures that are taken from two different digital camera (don't have specs on me). but my avatar that i just put up looks ok to me. picture was taken nightish so background is dark. its ok though.

mrldiz Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:51 am

:D This information was extremely helpful and time saving. Thank you to all of you who took the time to post accurate and useful information! Much Appreciated!

Russ Wolfe Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:04 pm

For those on a limited budget, you can get a free program called The Gimp (Graphic Image Manipulation Program).
It can be downloaded for free here.
http://www.gimp.org/
This was started as part of the Linux movement, but has been ported over to Windows.
There are no Spyware, or AdWare attached to this program, and it has about the same power as Photoshop, without having to pirate it from your buddy, or use a crippled version.



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