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Message started by Rat Man on Feb 17th, 2023 at 5:22pm

Title: Picture Size
Post by Rat Man on Feb 17th, 2023 at 5:22pm
Just a friendly reminder, guys;
   Please size your pictures to fit on the page.
Thanks much

Title: Re: Picture Size
Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 11th, 2023 at 9:27am
Rat Man started this topic, so we might as well use it for picture sizing instructions.  Then we can have everything in one place.

Let's start with Windows.  The following is being performed on Windows 10, so if you have a different version the steps might need some adjustment.  When you open a picture on a Windows computer by double clicking on it, the image should open in the Photos application.  Open the picture and go through these steps:

  • At the top of the window in the middle, click on the See more option.  It will look like three dots lined up.
  • In the menu that opens, choose Resize image.
  • The Resize options will show you the current pixel size.  This is what we need to reduce.  In general, if your Width is between 800 & 900 pixels, it will fit well on the forum.  Click in the area to set the Width and change it to 800.  You will see the Height adjusted automatically.
  • Click Save at the bottom.
  • A Save As window will open to give the new (reduced) image file a name.  Also pay attention to the folder where the new file is being saved.  If you keep the same name and save the file to the same folder, you will get the normal prompt asking if you want to replace the existing image file.  But you can change the name or use a different folder if you want to keep both versions of the picture.
  • When the folder and name are set as you want, click the Save button.
  • The new file can be uploaded to the forum and will fit well.
    If anyone has trouble with this procedure, let me know.  We can always make adjustments.

  • Title: Re: Picture Size
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 4th, 2023 at 10:03pm
    And now Mac instructions.  The steps below are for resizing a picture on a Mac.

  • Open the picture in Preview.  This should be the default application if you haven't installed another image editor.
  • Click the Tools menu at the top of the screen and choose Adjust Size.
  • The top menu on the right-hand side will probably be set to pixels.  You can adjust the image by it's pixel size, or click on the menu and change it to percentage (percentage is usually how I do it).
  • Set the percentage of the Width to a lower level, such as 50 percent.  The Height will be adjusted to match automatically.
  • At the bottom you will see the resulting size.  The same as in the Windows instructions, you want the first number (the width) to be around 800.  If it's a little bit higher or lower, you're fine.  If it's not close to 800, change the percentage higher or lower again as needed.
  • When the size is good, click OK.
  • Lastly, click the File menu at the top of the screen and click on Save.
    As with the Windows procedure, if anyone tries to go through this and has trouble let me know.

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