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merseyferry

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resize pictures
« on: June 09, 2014, 07:45:23 pm »

hi can anyone please explain how to resize pictures to post on mayhem... a computer boff i am not.lol
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Re: resize pictures
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 09:42:00 pm »

Try This. will do 1-1000+ I use it all the time and is really easy to use.

PixResizer
http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm

DO NOT press the Big Green Button which says download here, just scroll down a bit to where it says version 2.07, that is the one you need. Text in red is the bit you should see.

Download current version (2.0.7)

"You will be prompted to choose a location on your computer to save the file to. Should you experience download problems, click here to try at another location.
Download DOWNLOAD [ 2.9 Mb .zip]"




Also Have a read of this thread.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.msg452958.html#msg452958

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Re: resize pictures
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 09:48:22 pm »

 Right click on the picture you want to upload then. See Step 1
Click on Open With and select Paint.
Your photograph will probably be quite large.
Near the top of the page there is a tool bar See Step 2  go along and select Image. Then go down and select  Resize/Skew. In the Resize boxes change the 100% to 50% this will reduce the size of your picture. You will probably have to do this a couple of times until you get the full picture on the screen. See Step  3
When you get your full picture on the screen.  On the tool bar select Image them select Attributes See Step 4. Select Pixels if it is not selected. Enter 640 and 480 in the boxes.
If your photograph does not fit. On the tool bar select Edit then UNDO and try resizing a bit more.

When you have finished SAVE the paint file (I usually put it on desktop) Now go to the saved file and right click on it go down to Properties and check the data size.

On Mayhem, photos need to be 640 x 480 pixels (dimensions) & less than 160K  Kilobytes

It is a bit long winded but once you do it a few times its quite quick


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Re: resize pictures
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 09:56:55 pm »

TheLongbuild If you have time could you see if I missed anything.
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Re: resize pictures
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 12:38:48 am »

For single picture reduction, Skimmer fan pretty well covers it.

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Re: resize pictures
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 08:47:24 am »

Have a look here -  http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.0.html
and here - http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16854.0.html
Items 5 and 8 in Chit Chat".  Comprehensively discussed along with how to reduce image sizes using both free software and built-in windows facilities.
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