Pic resizing options

Discussion in 'Tips On Using The Board' started by David G, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. David G

    David G de-modded....

    For those users that want to be able to resize their own pictures for posting or for avatars, here are a few programs you can download which work well.

    For WinXP users: XP resizer Just scroll down to the Image Resizer download link. It's probably the simplest, fastest way for XP users to resize their images.

    http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm I haven't used this one, but another board member has recommended it.

    Lview Pro Choose the 21day trial version download. It still works after 21 days, but is slower to load after the trial period. I've used this in the past, and it's a decent program.

    In general posting, a 640 x 480 image is a good fit on the board. Large enough for decent detail, small enough that users shouldn't have to scroll sideways to see the whole image.

    For avatars, maximum size is 150 x 150 pixels.
  2. Truzi

    Truzi Perpetual Student

    Hope you don't mind a link to The GIMP . Not the easiest imaging program, but its free, powerful, and has no malware.
  3. David G

    David G de-modded....

    Thanks Truzi, don't mind at all. Anyone with other programs to recommend, feel free to post links to them here. :TU:
  4. 71GS455

    71GS455 Best Package Wins!


    This one allows you to resize in large batches without having to open the actual photos too.

    JEFF STRUBE Well-Known Member

    Help with pics

    I tried to start new post. How do drag the pics over from a file and what size do they have to be
  6. Truzi

    Truzi Perpetual Student

    Jeff, I got your PM, and responded. We'll need more info on what you want to do with the picture. Are you trying to make an avatar?

    Jeff mentioned he is using Photo Suite II SE; can someone experienced with this program give a step-by-step on image resizing? (I'm a Gimp/Photoshop person.)
  7. David G

    David G de-modded....

    Don't know that program either.
  8. Robert Brooks

    Robert Brooks Buick-licious

    Just testing to see if my picture is coming out.
  9. stevesrivi

    stevesrivi Steves 67 Rivi GS

    your pic works how do I do it?

    Hi i am new. I am sure their is a way on here that tells me how to post pics
    but I am asking anyhow for a more direct way to do it since your pic test works
    shows one then flashes to another i would like to do same

    Steve in TX :3gears:
    67 Riviera
    67 Riviera GS
  10. Truzi

    Truzi Perpetual Student

    I'm not quite sure what you are asking for? Do you want to make and upload an animated GIF? If so, this thread might help you make the picture.
  11. TWO72"s

    TWO72"s Silver Level contributor

    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
  12. TWO72"s

    TWO72"s Silver Level contributor

    My pics are loding as thumbnails, not fullsize. What can I do?:Dou:
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
  13. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    the thumb opens up to the full picture when clicked on. Seems to work ?
  14. Rivman

    Rivman Senior Ottawa Buick Guy

    Imagine they come up as thumbnails to conserve valuable space. Just click on thumbnail to see a full size pic !
    Here's another photo resizing program called: Easy Thumbnails - www.fookes.com
    It's a FREE download, and really easy to use. :TU:
  15. Mike Bucy

    Mike Bucy Administrator Staff Member

    Hey Everyone,

    I have just installed and auto resizer. When uploading images it will automatically resize the image to a max 800px wide. However, I'm still setting a file size limit of 300k. If the image is over 300k you'll need to use Davids method.

    This Auto-Resizer is not integrated with V8Garage. You still need to resize those pics.

    Here is the test image attached:

    Attached Files:

  16. Truzi

    Truzi Perpetual Student

    An often overlooked contributor to a picture's file size is the resolution.

    A computer monitor won't show better than 96 dpi (some no better than 72 - or a few new very expensive new ones that do 120).
    Anything else is too much (unless you are going to print it). I'd suggest 72 or 92 dpi resolution.

    Mike, will the resizer automatically upscale too? Or will it only shrink the pictures. I rarely upload a photo (usually link with tags), so I've not played with it.
  17. Mike Bucy

    Mike Bucy Administrator Staff Member

    When posting a smaller pic I can set an option to upsize. It is currently set to leave the image alone. Sometimes when upsizing pics the image quality goes bad, pixelizing or fogging up.
  18. Truzi

    Truzi Perpetual Student

    That's why I asked... didn't want problems with it upsizing a picture if I was happy with the dimensions.
  19. lespaul13

    lespaul13 Well-Known Member

    this helps!
  20. PHIL.V

    PHIL.V Well-Known Member


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