Uploading images to billfitzmaurice.net

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Re: Uploading images to billfitzmaurice.net

#16 Post by But it Hertz » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:43 pm

+1 for http://imgur.com/

This is how I have been doing it:

Back when XP was cool there was a Microsoft power toy that gave right click options to resize images but that power toy disappeared with Windows 7. I have been using this clone and love it.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS- ... lone.shtml

When it is installed you navigate to the images you want to resize. Notice they are 2560 x 1920 although it is difficult to read... ironically! Photos come out perfectly though.

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Highlight as many as you want to resize. You can do as many as you want in one hit. Right click and select "Resize Pictures"

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A really simple dialogue box opens... I chose custom settings 700 x 700 for this forum. They don't come out square with these settings... it just makes it work for portrait and landscape pictures :D

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Press OK and after a couple of seconds your PC produces new versions as per the options you chose! Notice the new files are 700 x 525. Portrait photos come out at 525 x 700!

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Then drag & drop into imgur and you know the rest.

But it Hertz

Re: Forget Photobucket, Imageshack and the others...

#17 Post by But it Hertz » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:50 pm

Bob G wrote:This is a winner. Usually my photos are too big but once you've uploaded to imgur there's an option on the right under all the code marked 'large thumbnail'. Click that and the code changes and your piccy will be the perfect size for this site. Use the 'Img' button up top on this site and simply put the hotlink URL in. Done.


Note that clicking the 'large thumbnail' option simply adds a lowercase 'L' to the end of the code just before the .jpg bit so if you've clicked off the page you can usually re-size it by popping that in yourself.
That's a really cool tip... I just tried it - it works!

For example:

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Re: Uploading images to billfitzmaurice.net

#18 Post by dswpro » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:26 pm

My personal favorite for Windows is paint.net (http://www.getpaint.net/)
Open an image, drop down the image menu- choose Resize
make the image say 480 pixels wide, save as jpeg.

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