As far as resizing your items- You can do it in on photoshop ...ugh I don't have it installed at the moment though...under Image-> Attributes and just resize it to something more manageable. You can do it by the inch or by pixel.
If you don't have PS or Gimp and feel limited in Paint Try a program called Paint.Net better than paint and not as huge as PS or Gimp. You can also resize in that by going to Image-> canvas size etc.
Photobucket and Image Shack etc will also let you resize when you upload to them.
PS: If there's an image in your post, I don't see it!
edit on 26-10-2010 by Zoodie because: (no reason given)