Re-sizing a pic to avatar size.
I'll use a wolf for this example. (I like wolves, what can I say?)
I found that pic on the web somewhere, it's a Baffin Island wolf, and an endangered species. I'd like to have it for my avatar. It needs resized.
Ok, here we go.....
We can do all this from the main window.
I already used File, and Open, and loaded the pic in Gimp. Next go to Image, and then Canvas Size.
Notice the Height value is 334. Avatar backgrounds are 180 x 480, so we want to change the height value to 480. Between the Width and Height boxes,
off to the immediate right, is a chain looking thingy. It's called the Constrain button. Click it a couple times, to see how it works. Leave it
open, meaning unconstrained, and Gimp will only change the Height value. Click the Resize tab, bottom right.
Your image is now 480 tall, but not 180 wide. We'll have to crop the main image to keep perspective.
Go back to Image, and click Canvas Size again.
Click the Constrain Button (open chain), then change the Width value to 180. Under that is the Offset function. Off to the right is the CENTER box.
Click that, and it'll create a window that shows the final size of your image. At this point, you can move the pic around behind the box, and when
you have the pic you want, click Resize.
From here, go to file, save as, type a file name, then export, and save. Upload to your ATS uploads. Enjoy.