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An easy tool to resize pix for ATS

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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 08:54 PM
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(Hope this is appropriate as I have no affiliation to this site.)

I typically use Photoshop to resize pictures for use on ATS but not all of my computers have PS installed. I found this handy, free on-line image resize site. You don't even need to log in or provide e-mail address. There is no risk or downside as far as I can tell.

FREE ON-LINE IMAGE RESIZE APP

Enjoy.

P.S. I have found widths that don't exceed 600 pixels usually display without being cropped or require scrolling.
edit on 21-12-2010 by kinda kurious because: typos

edit on 21-12-2010 by kinda kurious because: typos2




posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 09:32 PM
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Thanks for that!

I don't have PS, don't know how to use it...so I have to resort to MSPaint....and I can barely use that! I finally figured out how to rezise to 600 pix width (which is about ALL I know, in Paint), to avoid the crops....and I still have no idea how to add the scroll bars, so those don't come into play.....



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 10:07 PM
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There is another free site I use, it is called Ultimate Paint, there is a free version.


www.ultimatepaint.com...


I also use microsoft pictures which comes with Microsoft Office if you happen to have it.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 10:09 PM
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Oh and if you don't want to shell out for photoshop, there's a free piece of software called GIMP, which emulates many of its functions and is pretty handy for designing avatars etc.




posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 10:15 PM
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For Linux users there is a prog called ImageMagick.
To install from source: ImageMagick.tar.gz

Open up the terminal

cd to .tar.gz download
$_____> tar xvfz ImageMagick.tar.gz
$_____> cd ImageMagick-6.6.6
$_____> ./configure
$_____> make

$_____> sudo make install

verify the ImageMagick install worked properly, type:

$_____> /usr/local/bin/convert logo: logo.gif

If you have a image called whatever.png that you want to shrink to half size.

mogrify -scale 50% whatever.png

There are GUI tools to do the same for different flavors of Linux if you search. I like the command line utility.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 11:22 PM
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Thanks for the additional alternatives.
I suppose I was suggesting picresize for less fluent computer types. IMO what makes it faster / better:

- No need to download / install / learn 3rd party software
- Ideal for less savvy users / fast and easy to use
- "purpose built" functionality (also crops) / prompts for step-by-step workflow
- cross platform compatible (Mac - PC)

Just my .02¢



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 11:34 PM
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simple to do:

www.shrinkpictures.com...


they're all minimal, Avatar, postage stamp sized.... not for all youse extravagant Avatar junkies


add:
Oh...btw.... xīn nián hǎo, prounounced "sing nee-ann how."
in english 'Happy New Year'
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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 11:40 PM
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Here is another free .gif program for resizing .gifs without losing the animation...

Check it out.


www.online-image-editor.com...



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 12:19 AM
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Thanks. I have always been in the habit of uploading pictures to tinypic and then resizing them their... Honestly I kind of wish ATS had a resize feature in the media portal.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 12:36 AM
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I think there is a way to resize with BBCode also.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 02:44 AM
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Originally posted by weedwhacker
I still have no idea how to add the scroll bars, so those don't come into play.....
to add scrollbars to pics wider than 600px, just change the atsimg tags to img tags.

In this post: www.abovetopsecret.com...

Compressing it to 600px wide destroyed so much detail you can't see the feature I'm referring to so I had to also post the image with the scrollbar to show the detail of the feature.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 08:50 AM
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OK thanks I see....scrolls are added if it comes from the ATS video storage, using "[img]" tags, but not when using from outside link.

That was the missing piece of the puzzle.

Trekkin' on......




posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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reply to post by St Udio
 


That is a nice one also, thanks.

I'm all about fast, free and easy.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:59 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by kinda kurious
 


I think there is a way to resize with BBCode also.



Yep, there is.......

This is the code for images:

[atsimg]-YOUR-ATS-IMAGE-[/atsimg]

This is what you need to add (numbers are an example obviously and any size can be used)

[ats=600x270]-YOUR-ATS-IMAGE-[/ats]

Voila, you're image is automatically re-sized. I've used this in a number of threads as well so I know it does work.



edit on 22-12-2010 by Rising Against because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 04:05 PM
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How about an in-browser photoshop clone? Free,no plugins, no downloads. And using pretty much the same algorythms as PS.

www.pixlr.com...



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 04:21 PM
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Whoa, even cooler.

This has turned into a competition.


“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
-- General George S. Patton



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 04:31 PM
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My bad, i did get a little carried away. You can also resize in Photobucket.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by Rising Against

Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by kinda kurious
 


I think there is a way to resize with BBCode also.



Yep, there is.......

This is the code for images:

[atsimg]-YOUR-ATS-IMAGE-[/atsimg]

This is what you need to add (numbers are an example obviously and any size can be used)

[ats=600x270]-YOUR-ATS-IMAGE-[/ats]

Voila, you're image is automatically re-sized. I've used this in a number of threads as well so I know it does work.




Thanks, that's the one. I had forgotten. Quick and easy



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 06:12 PM
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Testing..........


Raw Image:


600 x 600


300 x 300



100 x 100



I suppose you'll need to compensate for Horizontal / Vertical aspect ratio if image isn't square but cool



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