Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
10/20/2017 1:01:18 AM
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/14/2005 10:33:26 PM EDT
I have some REALLY high res pics (800k) that I want to get down to 150k or less so I can host them on the ARFCOM server. I have late model windows XP, so I have paint or whatever. No fancy editing software.

What do I do?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 10:35:15 PM EDT
In MS Paint, go to Image and "Stretch/Skew"
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 10:35:50 PM EDT
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Get the free utility above. All your needs are solved.

- G
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 10:38:23 PM EDT
Cool, thanks.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 11:03:04 PM EDT
Just man up and get yerself Photoshop!

Yeah, it's pretty fancy...but really helpful( especially the "save for web" option.)
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 11:20:23 PM EDT
Stretch/Skew won't do it - you've got to reduce the resolution by using a program to pull the data the monitor can't see anyway out of the picture.

I use Photopaint. It sucks, but I know it really well, and I couldn't afford $700 for Photoshop at the time I bought it.

I can do them for you, if you want to send them to me. Feel free to IM me.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 11:28:52 PM EDT
You changed your avatar. I get used to people by their avatar and when they change it screws me up.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 11:38:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 11:39:07 PM EDT by Max_Mike]
Easiest way in XP is to download the Windows XP PowerToy “Image Resizer” from Microsoft. Then you can resize pictures with a right click. It is a great tool along with some of the other PowerToys and they are free.

Link to XP PowerToys:
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Imager Resizer PowerToys download:
download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install/2/WXP/EN-US/ImageResizerPowertoySetup.exe
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 11:38:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SUPERSPORT:
You changed your avatar. I get used to people by their avatar and when they change it screws me up.



Yeah. As Lumpy pointed out, looking at the same .gif for 10000 posts really does get old.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 3:20:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By SUPERSPORT:
You changed your avatar. I get used to people by their avatar and when they change it screws me up.



Yeah. As Lumpy pointed out, looking at the same .gif for 10000 posts really does get old.



Well Lumpy has a theme going. He changes his but you still know it's him.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 4:52:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 7:24:46 AM EDT
d/l Irfanview...it's free, and allows you to resize, crop, rotate, everything you'll ever really need to do just to post pix on the 'net.

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 7:27:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 7:28:36 AM EDT by BeetleBailey]
tag, you guys rock

ETA - is there any way to do many pictures at once?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 8:31:29 AM EDT
BeetleBailey,

Faststone can batch a task.

So yah, get the program you won't be disapointed. At free, the price is more than right.

- G
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:22:46 AM EDT

While the free software is generally OK for the simple things like a resize, I recommend Photoshop Elements when you want to really do some manipulation.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:29:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Link to XP PowerToys:
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Thanks for the link, there are useful utilities there!
Top Top