MS Windows: HOW TO resize your photos in a breeze for upload.

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MS Windows: HOW TO resize your photos in a breeze for upload.

Post by YLG80 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:18 am

I often read that forum users have a real problems to resize photos.
"I have no time" or "I don"t know how to do" or vice versa or both :D

I've already posted how to do it with a smartphone or tablet, using free apps like Photo-resizer.

Here is how to make your life much better under MS Windows.

Download the free Microsoft Powertoys from here: https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/
The current version is show here :
Powertoys-executable.jpg
Execute the program to install to Powertoys tools.
Reboot your PC.

Once rebooted you will have new contextual options when you right click on an image file or on multiple selected photos like this :
Select your image or set of image and right click then select Resize pictures:
select_resize_pictures.jpg
You will see these options :
image_resizer_window_2.jpg
If you want to be sure to be able to upload that photo on the G503 forum, use the Small option.

Powertoys will then resize the photos to a size < 256Kb required in a breeze, keeping the originals.
You just have to use the resized photos in your posts on G503.
That's it.

FINE TUNING ONCE FOR ALL

If you want to adjust the default size corresponding to Small or Medium of whatever so that it's much closer to the maximum allowed size on G503,
click on the Powertoys icon in the lower left part of your windows desktop like this:
Powertoys_Options.jpg
Play with the options as shown in the Powertoys options Window:
options.jpg
If you want to get rid of the resized photos after having completed your post on G503, that's easy:
Each resized photo was renamed with the size marker, like this xxxxxxx(Small).jpg
Just select each photo with the (Small) trailer and delete them.

Hope it will help G503 user using MS Windows.
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Re: MS Windows: HOW TO resize your photos in a breeze for upload.

Post by 85jeepcj » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:59 am

My method is to use the resize option in email, I send the resized pictures to myself and then save the pictures on my computer.
I also save my pictures in email under separate albums, name them under subject to keep them organize.

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Re: MS Windows: HOW TO resize your photos in a breeze for upload.

Post by YLG80 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:16 pm

That’s a very clever way of reaching the goal.
My only concern is that it uses the network bandwidth...which is Internet in our case.
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Re: MS Windows: HOW TO resize your photos in a breeze for upload.

Post by warbrds » Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:44 pm

Never had a problem with standard stock photo/picture apps

A picture can be re-sized in about 30 seconds......

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Re: MS Windows: HOW TO resize your photos in a breeze for upload.

Post by zepher11 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:36 pm

I resize photos using Snipping Tool. Takes about 3 seconds. Been using it for years. I have literally thousands of photos posted on the G that were resized that way.
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Re: MS Windows: HOW TO resize your photos in a breeze for upload.

Post by htc » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:11 pm

Hello,

I know. The title says MS Windows but ...

If you use a Mac and want to reduce an image's file size:

In the Preview app on your Mac, open the file you want to change (double click it). Choose Tools > Adjust Size, then select “Resample image.” Enter a smaller value in the Resolution field. The new size is shown at the bottom.

(You could also change the size by using less pixels)

No need to download anything.

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Re: MS Windows: HOW TO resize your photos in a breeze for upload.

Post by Ken Creason » Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:48 am

I'll probably be moving this thread to Forums.g503.com because it's that important
and useful and should be easily accessible to others :)
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Re: MS Windows: HOW TO resize your photos in a breeze for upload.

Post by Jerry Hudgens » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:53 am

Well, if you are running Windows XP, all you have to do is open your image with the Microsoft Picture Manager, select "Re-Size" and then from the drop down menu select pre-determined size and then select "Web Large". You will always wind up with a file that will post on the G503. Usually the file is around 100K. If you want to save your original file, after re-sizing it with Picture Manger, just do a "Save As" re-name it and you wind up with both files.

I have yet to figure out if Windows 10 has the Picture Manager.

The Microsoft Picture Manager in Windows XP is one the best image processing software programs that I have ever used. You can easily crop the image, enhance it with filters, change the brightness and contrast and perform other functions such as Re-Sizing. It will handle bit mapped and JPEG files. It along with Paint are the two best programs to use to create common sense two dimensional images. No need for 3D for what I do. I also use WORD to set the exact physical size of an image and Hewlit-Packard Image Zone to perform other image processing using their filters.

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