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If you have Windows XP, there is a very simple way to re-size photos using the operating system. This solution works for single or batch converting multiple high resolution photos to a posting-friendly size (being able to convert multiple photos at the same time appears to be a powerful and unique feature). Download the Windows XP PowerTools Image Resizer here: Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
Install the applet on your system. Then, select one or many image files with your mouse (highlight them). Then, while they are still highlighted, right click and select "Resize Pictures" from the pop-jup menu. There are several standard choices for re-sizing, or you can set your own size. Based on typical file sizes, I recommend resizing to 800x600, which should give you file sizes that will upload to the forum gallery
nicely or that can be used as links for thumbnail attachments
; if 800x600 is too big for thumbnails attachments, use 640x480.
The nice thing about this applet is that it allows you to convert multiple files at once. It also renames the files automatically so that you won't overwrite your high-resolution files in case you want to keep them. Thanks to Thugasaur and Corey for this tip!
Other Windows (98, ME, 2000, etc.)
I did a little searching and came across a "freeware" software that appears to do a good job of image resizing. It will work with single and multiple (batch) file conversion. I did notice that the 800x600 files are a little large for thumbnail attachments
, but 640x480 image sizes seem to meet the size limits in most cases. For posting in the gallery
, the 800x600 size will be fine. The program is available here: Image resizing, do it with PIXresizer
Tip: In Step 2 it asks for the "size of the larger dimension" - set this to either 800 or 640 and everything else should work itself out automatically with the default settings. The "readme" file that comes with the program has more tips.
I don't know anything about Macs, so you are on your own unless someone posts a good tip (please do!). There are some freeware/shareware programs at the following site that may interest you - see here: Tucows Search - image resizer
(If the link doesn't work, go here
, click on the macintosh tab and type 'image resizer' in the search box.)
Here is a Mac tip posted by user Jim D: click here
Final Note: If you have any sort of image editing program on your computer, i.e. Paint, MS PhotoEditor, PhotoShop, etc., these programs will typically have a function to re-size a single photo. The above methods are focused on the task of re-sizing only, and will allow you to batch convert multiple photos - which is a huge timesaver!