posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 12:13 AM
As noted above, when linking to images you must follow the ATS Image Guidelines
Avatar and Signature Guidelines
. Most often you will need to reduce an image so that it
will meet these guidelines. Some while back I put together a short tutorial on how to produce proportional images quickly and effectively. If you
need help, you can send me a U2U.
If you run XP get the Image Resizer
This is only part of the solution, also get the Power Toy Calculator
from the same site. It's much easier to work with.
Now you need a formula to help you resize pictures accurately to proportion. Try this:
X is the desired width
W is the original width
H is the original height
Y is the proportional height.
Let's say you have a picture to use an an avatar and it's too wide: 200x300. An avatar can be only 160 pixels, so you use this formula, as entered
on the calculator:
Now you can enter those dimensions into the Image Resizer
Here's an example where a picture is too narrow:
Apply the formula using the Power Calculator
Enter 160 and 219 (always round down) into the Image Resizer
Notice that the Image Resizer
has taken care of the rounding error for you.
You can use the same formula with some adjustments to correct for height, as well.
[edit on 2005/12/10 by GradyPhilpott]