I use Paint, the Windows Utility, to resize pictures. If a large pictures is added to a thread it also sets the text width to match the picture width so those who view the thread have to use the scroll bar to see all the text. Below are three pictures of a common part found it the fuel cap of just about all the newer saws.
This is the full size picture
This is reduced to 75%
This is reduced to 50%
This is how I do it.
Save your original picture in your "Homelite" folder ( where else )
Launch Paint, it is on Start under Accessories
Do File - Open and scroll to your picture and open it
On the paint toolbar, click Image, then Stretch Skew.
Change both the Horizontal and Vertical the same amount to retain the same aspect ratio. For example, try 50%
Save your picture using File - Save As with a new name. I usually add a 1, 2, or 3 to the picture name.
I find this a quick and fairly easy way to resize a picture. If I add a picture to a thread and it is to wide in the preview, I delete it. Then I use Paint to re-size it and try again.
Once you find a good percentage, and as long as you use the same camera and resolution, you can re-size to this percent. I've found with my camera at 2.1 mega-pixels I just re-size to 40%.
Post by chainsawwhisperer on Feb 17, 2009 10:55:04 GMT -5
Here it is at 10% It is now like space food... Only 10% of the size, but 100% filling. Monkey Bread... It's not just for astronauts anymore. A7ec: thanks for the lesson on resizing pics, it is pretty easy! Hopefully this will prevent the GIANT pics from messing things up! CSW