I have a Dell laptop. Apples work differently I am told. My question is: How do I make my photos smaller. I am not computer jargon literate. Please help. Kevin.
There are many options for resizing photos. One relatively straight forward method is to use an online resizer like:
In step 4 use 194KB for the max file size.
Kevin, I'm in the same boat as you and the way I found to do it with my Dell was I pick a picture out of my albums, send it to myself. Then I save that picture to my pictures and use that version to put it on the forum as it is always smaller than the original. Not exactly Hi-Tech savy but it works for dumb ole me!
With a Dell computer you:
Right click on the picture.
Choose "open with"
Choose "Microsoft Office"
On the tool bar click on the button "Edit Picture"
On the RH side of the screen click on the button "Resize"
Select the option "Use predetermined size"
Click on the selection "Web Large"
Click on the X in the upper RH corner of the screen
Click on the option "Save"
ha! don't miss any of the hoops!!!!!!! charley
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Internet images are usually sent by the number of pixels and the pixels are usually the same physical size. Most E-mail messages like 60,000 pixels.
Pixel sizes are usually managed through a photo imaging program. There are many such programs. Most digital cameras come with a C D containing a photo management program. So you install the program that came with the camera and start taking pictures. You can purchase some high zoot programs such as Photo Shop and pay well into the hundreds of dollars for a program that will let you do a lot of high end adjusting.
You can change the resolution of your images before you take the pictures. It is not wise to set the camera at a high resolution unless you want to print large pictures.
If you do set your camera at a high resolution you will then have to take several steps to reduce the pixel content which is how you reduce the image size for electronic messaging.
You take the pictures and save them to a file and it is at that time that you remove telephone poles from grandma's head and correct color. You also crop the image to enhance the important part of the message you are trying to convey with your picture.
So you take a picture and save it to a file and select the type of image you are saving and so you save it as a JPG. At this time if you have taken a high resolution picture you may have an image size of 22" by 17". If you want about 60K pixels you should make the image four or five inches in the longest direction. This is how to reduce the number of pixels so that it will be accepted by the web site attachment program.
Images are saved in file several formats and there are many different types of image files in order for the images to be attached to the many types of word files and web sites.
JPG or JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. This system selects one out of every ten of the most important pixels in a photograph and although the picture is the same size, it only contains one tenth of the pixels without affecting image quality very much.
GIF Graphic Image File is much like a JPEG.
Photo Shop has many of its own file formats as well as PDF. You can look all of these up on the internet.
Be sure you make a copy and resize that. You want to keep your full size original in case you need it for something else.
Right you are Steve Jelf. I forgot to mention that. This is a neat site where folks can help others explain things they accidentally left out without making fun of them. Thank you for mentioning that most important step and being kind to an old man.
Some programs will not let you erase an error. So, you save each step and give them a dash number so you don't have to start over at that time, and it will come, when you make a horrid error. The latest editions of Photo Shop will let you back up one step at a time. A step is when you take your finger off of the mouse.
About 3 clicks with Windows Paint. I've been using it since the first version of Windows so I fly through it pretty fast as Paint hasn't changed since Windows 3.x in the early 90s.
And one thing about Windows Paint (and most photo editing software I've used) is that it does give you a warning if you are trying to copy over the original.
If you take a picture with an iPhone, you can use the app 'SimpleResize' to reduce it very easily using the slider bar and resave it. Then you can attach it to your post directly from your phone.
This is the easiest way to resize and it leaves your originals untouched.
This is a free program that's super easy to use.
If you learned to drive a T or set the ignition timing, you can learn to post pictures. Not a big deal.
this is the only site I have used that you have to resize your pixs .!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.charley
Charlie, that's because it's still using ollllld software, because ollllld guys using it don't want to change.
you said it not me ha,ha.charley