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How do I resize a photo?

I have some nice photos in my computer that I took with my digital camera. When I try to upload one, the instructions say the photo is too big and I should resize it. How is that done?

Jayster

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Use a program like GIMP, Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, etc. I think MS Paint can do it too.

Scale the photo down until it’s of a nice size to be displayed on the forum. Then save the photo as a jpeg or png. That should lower the file size considerably.

How would I get to one of those programs?

Jayster

You could also try an online image resizer. Google gave this as the top result.

http://www.picresize.com/

Click “Quick Resize”, select your image, choose the size you want, then click the big yellow button. I haven’t tested it but it should work.

I just tried that online image resizer. It worked pretty well.

I went from this at 1.32Mb 1920x1080:

To this at 129Kb 480x270:

Looks pretty good.

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You have Paint in your computer if you have windows. It comes with windows. I’ve used Gimp too a long time ago. It was really nice too. And free!

I love GIMP and use it all the time. I’d probably try Photoshop if it wasn’t so expensive and it wasn’t a cloud service.

For those wondering, you can get it at http://gimp.org. It’s free, and awesome.

I don’t trust MS Paint for its quality after resizing, though.
If someone on Windows XP, I would recommend Image Resizer (Power Toys).

I have also used Paint.NET before. It’s free.

http://www.getpaint.net

I use http://www.resize2mail.com/

Thank you for the suggestions.

I tried downloading GIMP, but I ran into a couple problems.

Jayster