posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 04:12 AM
The way I resize pictures is pretty easy and might help someone. I use the "paint" program.
Step by Step:
1. Right Click on the picture you want to resize.
2. Choose "Open" with Paint.
The Paint program will then open with your selected picture, ready to edit.
3. Click on "Image" in the top menu.
4. Select "Resize/Skew".
This will pop up a box with horizontal and vertical percentages.
5. Change the percent according to how much smaller you want the picture. For example, if you want it half the size you would type in 50% in both the
horizontal and vertical areas. (It's important to use the same percentage for both the horizontal and the vertical or it will skew (or warp) how your
picture looks. The higher quality pictures your camera takes the lower the percentage. For pictures taken with my 8 megapixel camera to be avatar size
I have to set the percentages at 10% only, but for a lower pixel camera the percentage is higher. After a bit you get a sense for how much you need to
reduce the picture. A lot of it has to do with what you will be using the picture for.
6. After the picture is the size you want, click "File"
7. Select "Save" or "Save as"
I use "Save as" and add 'avi size' to the name to make it easier to find when I want to open. An example of that would be naming the edited
picture "B-day Party Pic Avi Size". You don't have to do the renaming, but it sure makes things easier for me to find.
I'm not overly computer literate, but I find this method fairly easy, so I just thought I'd share. Good Luck!