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Shrinking Pictures

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Weapon X, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    I am very computer retarded. It is surprising what a couple of years of not having access to a good computer can do one’s computer aptitude.

    Anyway, I got some flicks taken from a digicam that are friggin’ huuuuge, and I need to size them down. Then, they will be posted on to Brick Slayers.

    I don’t have photoshop, or anything fancy. On this computer here, I am on Windows 98 with nothing else. I don’t even think I have anything like MSPaint, or whatever.

    I’ve scanned pictures before, when my scanner (HP) worked, and I could shrink through that thing, but not with just a normal jpeg.

    Does anyone know an easy way about this? Keep in mind that I have approximately 11 mb of space left, so going onto Kazaa and stealing some program is out of the question.

    I’m gonna go shave. Hopefully I have an answer by the time I’m done.
     
  2. StarzAbove

    StarzAbove Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 15, 2003 Messages: 7,133 Likes Received: 6
    Windows 98 WHoa I suggest WINDOWS XP
     
  3. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    get a PHOTOBUCKET account. its a good free picture host and has a resizing option. but once its resized you can't go back to the previous size unless you upload it again.
     
  4. 1. Download IrfanView here , its FREE, LIGHT and AWESOME

    2. After you get it, open the flicks with it and IMAGE>RESIZE/RESAMPLE

    save and close.
     
  5. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Thank you very much, guys. I appreciate the help.
     
  6. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    oh, and don't forget to make love to a family pet. i hear that helps too
     
  7. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,162 Likes Received: 37
    Wow tesser.. That program really does kick incredible amounts of ass..

    I think the best feature is that you can preview the pictures before you open them if they have some goofy label.. Some, but not all programs allow that.
     
  8. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004 Messages: 2,113 Likes Received: 1
    I just cleaned out all the dust from my closet.
     
  9. Its seriously the best free image viewer/editor program there is out there...be sure you grab all the plugins too.
     
  10. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Hey, thanks, Tesseract. That program is actually pretty nifty. Very simple to use, seeing how I got the job done with no mess.

    NomadaGarciaparra, I often use photobucket.com. I didn’t realize it had a resize option on it, but thanks.

    Theo, not only is there dust in your closet, but there is probably a crease in your pant legs, too. You should get on that, soldier.
     
  11. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 3
    It seems like you got all the help you needed, and im pretty bad with computers myself.. so to contribute im just going to post this picture.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004 Messages: 2,113 Likes Received: 1
     
  13. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    ^^That picture makes me feel drunk as fuck.
     
  14. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    It hurts my eyes.

    Hey, Tesseract, sorry to be a retard here who asks too many questions, but would you happen to know how I can use Irfanview without changing the file to a bitmap? Or, if anything, converting the file back to *.jpeg after.

    When I posted the pictures up, photobucket resized them like hell. They look awful now. I think the bitmap format makes the file too big, maybe. I’ve put up bigger pictures in photobucket, and they were never resized, because they were less than 250k. I want this picture to be, like, less than 100k.
     
  15. No problemo homie, ask as much stuff you want. To save images on different formats you just hit SAVE AS and on the window that pops you fill in the filename and right above it theres a scrollbox with various format types. scroll it, select jpg and then hit the OPTIONS button. Here you see and control the level of jpg compression you'll be using...i always use 70% for internet images, small files, no noise.
     
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