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Posted: 2/28/2006 10:45:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 10:45:28 AM EDT by Troy]
Hopefully I won't get a spankin for posting this here. But, here it goes.

I notice when I'm looking thru the picture threads that the file sizes are way bigger than they need to be. It's killing my puny DSL. hereutility from microsoft that compresses the file size and resizes the pictures without losing image quality. Thought you guys/girls might want to use it.Here
1. Download and install the utility. After you install it you.....

2. Go to where your pictures are...
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f381/mbumgarnerii/mypicMedium.jpg

3. Right click on the picture that you want to resize and click resize pictures.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f381/mbumgarnerii/resizeMedium.jpg

4. Then select the file size that you desire and click ok.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f381/mbumgarnerii/1024Medium.jpg

5. As you will see, It automatically creates a high quality picture with a much smaller file size. The original picture was 1.78mb (1,875,890 bytes) compared to the new one that is 107 KB (109,874 bytes)
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f381/mbumgarnerii/youcanseeMedium.jpg
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:44:12 PM EDT
I see an AR15 in the picture so you should be OK.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:18:31 PM EDT
cool thx
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:21:38 PM EDT
Useful tool and I also see the AR. Good to go in my book.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:45:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:46:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 6:49:37 PM EDT by mbumgarnerii]

Originally Posted By Bauer:
Not that I don't trust you, but how about a link to the page it's listed on in microsofts site, instead of just the file.
thx



When you put your mouse cursor over Utility, you should be able to see the link displayed at the bottom of your browser window.

Here is a direct link:

download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install/2/WXP/EN-US/ImageResizerPowertoySetup.exe
http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install/2/WXP/EN-US/ImageResizerPowertoySetup.exe
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:54:26 PM EDT
Thanks, that works quite nicely.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:23:13 PM EDT
That is cool. I just use Photobucket.com and it resizes the pics automatically, if you want to post them on the site.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:25:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:
That is cool. I just use Photobucket.com and it resizes the pics automatically, if you want to post them on the site.hr


How good is the file compression though?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 8:15:25 PM EDT
Another real good one is IrfanView. Free, and does everything you could want with a picture, from resizing, making black and white, to slide shows. he
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 8:15:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 8:32:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Compression on the power toys version is decent, but not outstanding.



If you have better one, let me know. I'm all for it. I just thought I would try to share this little tool cause it's simple. Not everyone is computer savvy you know.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:03:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 8:45:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 8:46:27 PM EDT by danpass]
cool, thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:41:40 PM EDT
nice and easy. Thanks
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 10:17:00 PM EDT
sigh

I thank you for directing me to this utility. It works great for this computer and photo illiterate numbskull.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:20:44 AM EDT
been using it for 3 or 4 years now
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:24:47 AM EDT
that's a GREAT call. thanks!
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:26:27 AM EDT
TAG
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 5:30:20 AM EDT
Thanks for the info. New to posting here so I need some help with Pics.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:21:28 AM EDT
Tag for home...
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:47:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By mbumgarnerii:

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Compression on the power toys version is decent, but not outstanding.



If you have better one, let me know. I'm all for it. I just thought I would try to share this little tool cause it's simple. Not everyone is computer savvy you know.hr


I would be more than happy to talk to you about photo software via IM, but the AR section isn't the place for it. I look forward to your pictures in the AR15 pic thread.

AR15.com Photography & Photoshopping Forum



uhhhh.... I don't really like care about photography and photoshopping or ak47's and stuff. I just like AR-15's. I just wanted to help people who like AR-15's and who aren't photographers. Most people aren't trying to win a contest when posting their pics. They just want to show of their rifles.

I think probably 3 people would read it in the photography and photoshopping section. Besides, I don't think I would be enlightening anyone over there anyway.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:02:30 AM EDT
I'm glad you posted that here, because your right I dont spend much time over in that other area. Thank you.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:40:23 PM EDT
Not that I don't trust you, but how about a link to the page it's listed on in microsofts site, instead of just the file.
thx
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:40:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:42:40 PM EDT
Glad you like it. Hope it comes in handy for ya. BTW those 4 pictures are 800 X 600. It seems to be a good size for pic thread.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 10:47:40 AM EDT
good utility.


might want to enable your norton antivirus though
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:11:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By mbumgarnerii:

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Compression on the power toys version is decent, but not outstanding.



If you have better one, let me know. I'm all for it. I just thought I would try to share this little tool cause it's simple. Not everyone is computer savvy you know.hr


I would be more than happy to talk to you about photo software via IM, but the AR section isn't the place for it. I look forward to your pictures in the AR15 pic thread.

AR15.com Photography & Photoshopping Forum



Good job. You finally got it moved.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 12:02:20 PM EDT
tag for home
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 12:14:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:10:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:10:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mbumgarnerii:

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:
That is cool. I just use Photobucket.com and it resizes the pics automatically, if you want to post them on the site.



How good is the file compression though?

Here is a pic that I uploaded to the site.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:18:08 PM EDT
Tag.

I'll have to compare it to photoshop to see how the quality and size of the resultant image is.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:07:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DVDTracker:
There can be only one.
www.irfanview.com/



Ditto. Been using it for years. It's fast and easy for resizing, cropping, and its compression seems to work as good or better than the high end image processors. Probably the best freeware tool on available.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:15:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
been using it for 3 or 4 years now



+1-- been using PowerToys since Windoes 95/98 came out...
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:17:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
Tag.

I'll have to compare it to photoshop to see how the quality and size of the resultant image is.



You will see on some images that the quality of the image is much better when down-sized using Photoshop as their algorithms are much better.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:21:17 PM EDT
I use Adobe Photoshop 3.0 (the free version) to resize photos.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:44:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 2:47:10 PM EDT by diveriter]
Here's another one. This is free and also allows you to batch (do as many as you want at one time) pictures from a directory. I use PS & AcdSee too, but this is nice 'cause of the batching ability.

David

This is the main site

perso.wanadoo.fr/pierre.g/xnview/enhome.html

This is the download page

perso.wanadoo.fr/pierre.g/xnview/endownloadwin32.html
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:51:12 PM EDT
imagemagick can do it from the command line in linux.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:51:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:

Originally Posted By mbumgarnerii:

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:
That is cool. I just use Photobucket.com and it resizes the pics automatically, if you want to post them on the site.hr


How good is the file compression though?

Here is a pic that I uploaded to the site. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/M4-TUNA/DSC00536.jpg



Yeah, nice pic. That's a freakin bad ass lookin rifle. I'm jealous man. Give me specs.

But, what I mean by compression is file size.

See, here's your original picture (Filesize 181 kb)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/M4-TUNA/DSC00536.jpg

Here is your picture compressed with that program (filesize 52.6 kb) The filesize of this picture is over 3 times smaller but same size picture and same quality. I just like to use it so it doesn't take so long for people to download.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f381/mbumgarnerii/DSC00536Custom.jpg

Link Posted: 2/28/2006 3:34:52 PM EDT
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