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Title: Photo Op
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on February 03, 2012, 11:31:08 AM
I want to post a photo I took in Amsterdam at the weekend, but it's too big. How do I shrink it please?  ???
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Anahata on February 03, 2012, 11:58:48 AM
I don't know what software you have, but if it's Windows of any flavour you have Windows Paint or Paintbrush included, which I'm pretty sure is capable of resizing a .JPG file. Aim for about 800pixels maximum width or 600pixels maximum height and you should have  a respectable sized picture that will fit on any screen and the file size should be OK. If you are offered a Quality or compression setting when saving the file, 85% usually gives a good compromise of quality vs. file size.
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Anahata on February 03, 2012, 12:04:06 PM
PS The GIMP (http://www.gimp.org) is a great free programme for doing lots more with pictures, but it's not worth installing just to resize one picture.

On Linux I have the option of Image Magick which is amazing for doing script driven processing on batches of files:

~$ mogrify -resize 800x800 myfile.jpg

And on a Mac, I'm sure all you have to do is look at the picture and imagine it smaller, and the telepathy module will read your thoughts...
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Sandy Flett on February 03, 2012, 12:43:30 PM
I know with my e-mail software, if you right-click on the jpg file and select Send To/Mail Recipient, then it will offer you size options. Choose the one you want, press OK and then copy the reduced-size file that has appeared as an attachment in a new e-mail box. Paste the copy to your desktop then pick-up from there with the melnet Reply tools.
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Hallelujahal on February 03, 2012, 03:29:02 PM
Chris if you have Microdaft Office Suite installed you in all likelihood have a programme called Picture Manager also installed. Right click on the image file, and select the 'open with' option and then choose Picture Manager. Once in there you go to' edit', then 'compress' and fiddle which you're really good at :) to your satisfaction. Hope this helps?
AL
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Theo on February 03, 2012, 04:16:16 PM
If you have a mac then iPhoto allows you to export an image with several options for reducing file size.
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Steve_freereeder on February 03, 2012, 04:22:16 PM
And on a Mac, I'm sure all you have to do is look at the picture and imagine it smaller, and the telepathy module will read your thoughts...
Yes, it's brilliant! I recently upgraded my Mac and now I don't even have to use a keyboard to type, the telepathy module (I believe its official title is 'Advanced Pioneering Predictive Language and Editing') does it all. Even my scanner seems redundant now. I just have to look at a photo and hey presto, there it is in iPhoto, ready for use. If I need a higher resolution, I look at the photo through a magnifying glass.

Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: baz parkes on February 06, 2012, 01:05:46 PM
I want to post a photo

I just want to post a photo (:)...I know I click on insert image but then what...all copy and paste options have failed miserably...and \i've tried thinking about it reall hard :Ph

ineptly yours

Baz
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Ollie on February 06, 2012, 01:09:13 PM
I want to post a photo

I just want to post a photo (:)...I know I click on insert image but then what...all copy and paste options have failed miserably...and \i've tried thinking about it reall hard :Ph

ineptly yours

Baz

Assuming you're uploading from your computer, you need to click additional options (below), then attach the file. Note the size limits.
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Andrew Wigglesworth on February 06, 2012, 08:09:13 PM
PS The GIMP (http://www.gimp.org) is a great free programme for doing lots more with pictures, but it's not worth installing just to resize one picture.

On Linux I have the option of Image Magick which is amazing for doing script driven processing on batches of files:

~$ mogrify -resize 800x800 myfile.jpg

And on a Mac, I'm sure all you have to do is look at the picture and imagine it smaller, and the telepathy module will read your thoughts...


Or use convert instead of mogrify if you wish to leave the original file intact.
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Lyra on February 06, 2012, 09:30:16 PM
or post it to flickr - then you have the choice of what size image to link to :)
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: JD on February 09, 2012, 09:45:26 AM
For Windows I use VSO Image Resizer (now available as Light Image Resizer). It's very good for resizing batches of pictures but perhaps a bit of a steep learning curve to change just one. But it is free.
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Simon on February 10, 2012, 09:28:38 AM
On Linux I have the option of Image Magick which is amazing for doing script driven processing on batches of files:
If for some reason you insist on using Windows: ImageMagick should work on that as well.
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: juker on February 10, 2012, 10:46:04 AM
Gosh the tension is really building! I can't wait to see this photo....
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on February 11, 2012, 11:33:12 PM
Here it is - a gentleman I met in Amsterdam one evening!  :||:
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Andrew Wigglesworth on February 12, 2012, 12:52:49 AM
mogrify -rotate 90 Small\ CBA\ Player.JPG


 ;)

Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Payul on February 12, 2012, 01:16:04 AM
Johnny meyer!

A legend in Amsterdam ! (:)
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: juker on February 12, 2012, 10:20:32 AM
That is a good photo! Who is he?
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Payul on February 12, 2012, 10:34:11 AM
Johnny Meyer,
a legend in Amsterdam. (:)
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Theo on February 12, 2012, 03:05:12 PM
This is the support forum (no jokes please)
Please start another thread if you wish to discuss the content of the photo.
Title: Re: Photo Op
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on February 12, 2012, 06:35:51 PM
Thank you all for your help.  (:)