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  1. #1
    imported_admin
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    Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    This tutorial is based on using IRFANVIEW image editing software

    You can download it for free for non commercial use at http://www.irfanview.com/


    Step 1. Decide which image you wish to put on the chat boards and open it in Irfanview

    If you do not want to crop the image simply do the following. See below for info on cropping an image.

    Step 2. On the text menu across the top click on "Image" then from the drop down selection select "Resize-Resample"
    Or you can simply hold down the "Ctrl" key and click on the "R" key

    A popup box will appear on the screen as shown below


    Change the image width or height to 400 (Pixels), click on OK. Maximum width or height should be 400 pixels for best display on the chat boards.
    Note - If you wish to use the image for your personal pic (Avatar) then enter the image width as 110.

    Then select File - Save As

    A popup box will appear on the screen as shown below

    Type in the file name you wish to use and select JPG - JPEG Files in the Save as type box.

    Another popup box will appear as shown below

    Tick the boxes as shown and have the quality setting on 80. You can set this lower if you wish to get more compression to get a smaller file size but you will loose quality.

    Now click on Save

    Your image is now ready to attach to your post. See this post for info on how to do this
    How to attach a photo to your post - http://www.ausfish.com.au/cgi-ausfis...num=1074579208


    Cropping an image

    Here is a small version of the image I will be using in this example. The original image is 1600 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high with a file size of 856Kb


    I only want the image of the boat, not all the background and foreground.

    Once the image is opened you can simply click and drag with the left mouse button around the section of the image you want. This will show a grey border around the area you selected. Then click on Edit, then click on Crop selection.

    The area outside the outline will be removed and only the area you selected will be left, as shown in the sample below


    Now go to Step 2. above to resize and save the image


    After resizing and saving the final image is 400 pixels wide x 279 pixels high with a file size of 19Kb




  2. #2
    gruntahunter
    Guest

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    thanks

  3. #3

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    thanks for the tips!!

  4. #4
    Needmorerum
    Guest

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    Steve, the link above to Irfanview doesn't go to Irfanview, it goes to some Xeran.com. Do you know why this is, is Irfanview still available. I have been unable to find it through the search engines.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Corry

  5. #5
    DaneCross
    Guest

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    http://www.download.com/IrfanView/30...ml?tag=lst-0-1 try downloading from here corry.
    DC

  6. #6
    imported_admin
    Guest

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Corry
    Steve, the link above to Irfanview doesn't go to Irfanview, it goes to some Xeran.com. Do you know why this is, is Irfanview still available. I have been unable to find it through the search engines.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Corry
    Looks like they have not paid their account for their website hosting. The link DC gave above will get you the program.



  7. #7

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    IRFANVIEW IS AVAILABLE GOTO WWW.DOWLOAD.COM
    IN SEARCH BAR TYPPE IN IRFANVIEW ITS A GREAT PROGRAM FOR PIC EDITING

  8. #8

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    Another extremely easy way to resize photos...

    Click on the link below to go to Microsoft Power Toys. On the righthand side of the page and down a bit you will see the program Image Resizer exe Download.

    This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click. It is only a 521 KB download.

    Just click on it to install then to resize Right Click the photo you wish to reduce and select the size. It will then create another smaller copy of that photo in the same folder whilst leaving the original as it is.
    For example if the original photo is 1 MEG then on Large = 157KB, on Medium = 109KB, on Small = 77KB, on WinCE = 24KB and you could get them even smaller by resizing one of the smaller ones again.
    Dead simple to use!

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

  9. #9

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    I find "Picasa 2 " a good program for cropping and resizing

    Ahoj

  10. #10

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    Bloody great program

  11. #11

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    Thanx Hoges
    Your a legend, for me anyway. I always prefer to use all the Microsoft compatible program downloads. Just to be on the safe side. I have just downloaded the program powertoy. Here goes, as now I can resize a photo(and post on the chat board) of my favourite jig(I have to buy it from over in Perth as they do not sell it over here in Cairns)
    Cheers
    Rose

  12. #12

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    test

  13. #13

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    test

  14. #14

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    perfect thanks

  15. #15

    Re: Resizing images for use on the chat boards

    Faststone Image Viewer V2.5 (Freeware)
    & Photo Resizer V2.2

    http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

    Downloads :
    http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0....stone&tag=srch

    and http://www.freewarefiles.com/ #Search for "faststone"

    All Freeware
    Enjoy! [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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