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  1. luckydynes

    luckydynes F1 Rookie

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    tried this and I got an error . . it said I need XP which I have already but I see an error in the update history for service pack 2?? . . thanks
     
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  3. resnow

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    . . . and it does not work with Vista.
     
  4. luckydynes

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    I'm retarded .. this computer has Vista . . thank's for waking me up . . any other suggestions on simple software for this?

    thanks
     
  5. snj5

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    Open image in the Microsoft paint application that is on every microsoft os
    click start
    click accessories
    click paint
    open image
    click on "image" on menu
    Click on 'resize'
    Figure it out. :)
     
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    All of the suggestions will work and they give you control BUT that isn't what I generally do. A quick and dirty solution is to:
    1) select the images you want to resize smaller, I assume to post
    2) right click the mouse and select send to > mail recipient
    3) it asks if you want to keep the same size of make smaller, select make smaller
    4) an email pops up with the smaller images attached, drag and drop to wherever you want them

    Pretty easy and produces good results.
     
  10. Irishman

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    Quick... and slick -- nice!

    Seamus
     
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  12. Skidkid

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    Thanks. I love it and it does a good job. I have apps to do the whole resampling, resizing, etc. but it is overkill for this application.
     
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    #11 davebdave, Aug 21, 2008
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    Picasa by Google is great and free of course.
    It will find every picture on your computer, or just the folders you tell it to.
    Great user interface too.
    Find the photo or photos you want, highlight it/them and "Export to Folder"
    It will ask what size to export the pictures in.
    Great for doing multiple photos at a time.
    dave
     
  14. RP

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    I decided that the free programs are a pain, so I went with JPEGsizer. Fast, easy, multiple choices.
     
  15. luckydynes

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    awesome dude !!!!! thanks
     
  16. John Corbani

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    Attached is a post I made soon after joining FChat. At that time 640 x 480 was it. Fuzzy pictures looked really bad then. Still do today and it is sad.
    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=79162&highlight=Dino+Saga+051016
    Now Rob gives us 800 x 800 with 293 Kb. Really nice and makes it even more worth while to post pictures that look GOOD. Virtually all reduction programs listed above give you fuzzy pictures. The reduction software averages pixels and quits. That averaging must be corrected by another piece of software that puts the "snap" back into the shot. Picasa does have a sharpen function but you cannot use it before the reduction. You must reduce the picture, sharpen it and save it. I use Picasa as a search engine but do the editing in the newest version of PhotoStudio. It is still worth the $79 to be able to quickly and easily post quality pictures for my weeekly Dino Saga letters in the 206/246 Forum. Have well over a thousand pictures in my FChat file and they have all gone through the editing/posting process. There is a Dino Saga Index that describes subject matter in each letter. Search it and you will see more photo related subjects. Hope this helps.
    John
     
  17. glasser1

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    This sounds like a great solution, but I'm missing something...
    What application do you use to select the image? I tried Window Explorer and right-clicking on the jpg file does not give me a "> mail recipient" option. Neither does my email client. Seems I'm the only one that can't figure this out!
     
  18. FasterIsBetter

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  19. Irishman

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    Look for Send To > Mail Recipient after you right-click from Explorer.

    Seamus
     
  20. glasser1

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    Got it! Many thanks!
     
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