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Posting Pictures

Postby JoeWoe » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:58 pm

I had this same problem on the old Hurl Cat Mess. What is an easy way to dowsize pictures to post on this site? On the old site I would convert them to PDFs, and that usually worked, but sometimes they would end up sideways. What I have had to do here with my latest post, was to find the pictures on my iPhone and then email them to myself. When I did that the iPhone gave me an option to reduce the size of the picture file. There has to be an easier way.
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Re: Posting Pictures

Postby Ripcord » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:42 am

You have MS Windoze? Then you should have Paint. Paint is pretty limited but can open the more common picture formats (BMP, JPEG, etc.) and it has a 'Stretch' tool. Simply stretch the picture to whatever percentage (in both directions!) works for you. 50% will cut the picture to half its former viewable size but reduce the file size to 25%, roughly.
If you have GIMP (Linux), Paint Shop Pro or other picture editor, go with one of those as they have many more features then Paint.

Rotation is also available in Paint.
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Re: Posting Pictures

Postby madmattd » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:36 pm

Also, if you have Microsoft Office, there is a very good and usable picture manager called MIcrosoft Picture Manager. If you open the picture with that program (right-click on picture, select "Open With" -> Microsoft Office Picture Manager), there are options to resize, rotate, etc. Does a better job than MS paint imo, but you do have to have a version of MS Office, which not everyone does.

There are other programs too, but Paint or Picture Manager are likely to be on your computer already.
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