I've thrown together a quick & dirty video tutorial for resizing pictures online with Picresize.com. Hopefully, it will be of help to some. Apologies for the hollow sounding audio.
Thank you for taking the time to put the video together. Lots of folks, me included, had/have trouble posting photos the first few times they try. And often it is because it is larger than the 250kb size limit of the site.
I also really like your profile photo showing the Model T engine in the class room with the students having their laptops out on their desk. Technology changed a lot in the last 100 years or so.
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Would it be possible to put a link to photo resizing instructions at the top of the forum and classified sections on a permanent basis? I have a great memory, but it doesn't last too long...
THANK YOU! that is very well done.
Below are six resizes of the same picture so you can gauge what each size will look like on your screen. The original photo had a width of 5163 pixels. The sizes chosen are standards in the digital photo world. You can size the width to whatever works for you.
Width of 800 Pixels
Width of 720 Pixels
Width of 640 Pixels
Width of 560 Pixels
Width of 480 Pixels
Width of 400 Pixels
Excellent! This should be especially helpful for folks who are stuck with Windows. I have one correction and a suggestion.
Correction: The 200 KB file size limit is obsolete. The forum limit is now 250 KB, so you can go bigger and show details better.
Rather than use the picture width as a standard, I prefer to use the height. I find that a height limit of 720 pixels produces a picture that fits my screen. If the picture is any taller I have to scroll to see all of it. If I find that a height of 720 pixels gives me a resulting file size of more than 250 KB, I just reduce the height until I get 250 KB or less.
In this case a height of 683 pixels gave me a resulting file size of exactly 250 KB.
Ok Steve, he did a good job. Now it's time for you to show how to resize with a Mac .
Thanks for your input AND correction on the file size. By all means, use that <=250 KB file size as your target. Not sure why I didn't know it was 250. Asleep at the tiller, I guess.
George, I posted this on the other thread about posting pictures here. This works for me on my Mac. Try it and see how it works for you.
My digital camera has a setting to take pictures in file sizes for sharing in emails etc. which is great since nothing needs to be re-sized.
However since we are probably all now using our phone cameras, and I haven't found such a setting, at least on my phone, I have found a way to resize the pictures on my own laptop. It is a few steps, but I don't have to use a third party website as is often suggested in other posts. I am using an iPhone and a MacBook Pro laptop, but I think it should be similar for all.
Since most of my pictures are downloaded or AirDropped from my phone, they are in my downloads folder. Here is my procedure.
Select the photo from "downloads"
Go to "file" and then "Take a screenshot" and "from selection"
Drag the crosshairs to select what you want to screenshot
(I usually do the whole picture)
Go to "file" and "save" now you can "title" it, select where you want to save it, and select the "format" to save it in
Under "format" select "JPEG" and you will see a "quality" scale and a "file size" under it
Drag the arrow on the scale until the file size is under 250KB and "save"
Now you can select and post the picture from where you saved it. The pictures usually post just like the one below, however sometimes they are very large and you have to scroll to see the whole image. I haven't figured this out yet, but it doesn't always happen.
I am usually late getting into new technology. I don't use a phone to take pictures, so I can't help with that. I will give one caution on using a real camera. As Jeff says, you can set it to take pictures in small file sizes. The trouble with that is when you take low-quality pictures you can never make them any better. They will always stay low-quality. I think it's better to shoot full size. If you want to post a picture, copy it and downsize the copy so you still have the full size original.
Thank you for posting that. I might try a few things that you have shown. Most of the time I just reduce my photo by 75% and that works good, too. Especially if you have trouble with pixels, remembering numbers, etc.
Very nice video.
Been looking at these things for Win 10. A lot of work. On my old laptop (Vista) I had a One click resizer someone here on the Forum told me about. I'd chose my pic (Rt click), it would say resize? and ask the size (lg., med, sml,) click and done. The pic would appear in the photo file with "small" under it. I'm not posting pics here because of the work (& lack of expertise)needed.
Charlie, when that Windows machine goes south on you (it will), move up to a Mac. I bought a refurbished one online for less than half the price of a new HP. I consider resizing on a Mac pretty easy.
"Once you go Mac, you’ll never go back.”
Honestly, after going through several Windows machines in the past due to obsolescence or failure. I purchased my current iMac 5 years ago and it just works. Photos are easy to resize and organize. If you have any other Apple devices, it communicates with them without any intervention on your behalf including photos.
As a windows user, now win10, not by choice I guess there are many here who are in the same boat. I just found this out last week. Once the picture file is on your computer and you can see it listed in file explorer. If you right click on the file you can scroll down the menu till you see RESIZE PICTURES, you will see many size options, pick custom and input the height at 600. Save, and in most cases pic a different name so as to keep the original picture original, they just like our model Ts are original only once.
I bought Microsoft Image Composer twenty years ago but think it is freeware nowadays, not sure. As a small program, it is quick to load and stable, runs also on 64-bit; just disable the help. It has the the ability to compress the file size without reducing the number of pixels.
File size before: 231kb
File size after: 62kb
Here is your photo compressed to 74kb from the original 223kb: