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Old 03-27-08, 12:44 PM
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how do you resize an image

If I post a picture using [img]...[/img]

How do I resize it so it is not so big?
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Old 03-27-08, 12:56 PM
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You can use the actual html img tags instead of the BBCode ones.

Default:
"<"img src=http://images.dvdtalk.com/images/buttons/reply.gif /">" (without the quotes)
<img src=http://images.dvdtalk.com/images/buttons/reply.gif />

200px Height/Width:
"<"img src=http://images.dvdtalk.com/images/buttons/reply.gif height=200 width=200 /">" (without the quotes)
<img src=http://images.dvdtalk.com/images/buttons/reply.gif height=200 width=200 />
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Old 03-27-08, 01:21 PM
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Thank you pinata242 worked like a charm
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Old 03-27-08, 01:28 PM
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That's a nice tip.
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Old 03-27-08, 01:33 PM
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<img src="http://images.dvdtalk.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" height=350 width=50 align=right />I suggest that you upload the image to imageshack and resize it there. It has the added benefit that it won't be changed to something unpleasant by an unhappy webmaster.

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Old 03-27-08, 01:41 PM
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or download and use irfanview and then there's many, simple resizing options. it's free and a pretty useful tool
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Old 03-27-08, 05:58 PM
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Both www.tinypic.com and www.imageshack.com offer many different sizing options when you host your picture with them. Both sites are free and don't require logging in or signing up for anything.
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Old 03-28-08, 12:29 AM
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I use Microsoft Image Resizer. All you do is right click on a picture, and resize it.
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Old 03-28-08, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by pinata242
You can use the actual html img tags instead of the BBCode ones.

Default:
"<"img src=http://images.dvdtalk.com/images/buttons/reply.gif /">" (without the quotes)
<img src=http://images.dvdtalk.com/images/buttons/reply.gif />

200px Height/Width:
"<"img src=http://images.dvdtalk.com/images/buttons/reply.gif height=200 width=200 /">" (without the quotes)
<img src=http://images.dvdtalk.com/images/buttons/reply.gif height=200 width=200 />
If you use html to resize the image by pixels, is it still the same number of bytes? Sometimes people post images that only take a small amount of screen size, but still have 5Mb of data underneath that takes forever to load.
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Old 03-28-08, 11:09 PM
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Yes. Netiquette dictates you resize the image itself before posing it. Using the height/width attributes of the img tag just does a quick-and-dirty resize in the browser. The entire image still has to be downloaded.

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Old 03-29-08, 12:27 PM
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anyone can download "The Gimp' for free...

it's a powerful and feature rich open source image manipulation program...

scaling an image takes three steps in The Gimp... optimizing it for less data size on the web is very easy also...

Link to Windows Gimp version...

Link th the Gimp home page...
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Old 03-30-08, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
anyone can download "The Gimp' for free...

it's a powerful and feature rich open source image manipulation program...

scaling an image takes three steps in The Gimp... optimizing it for less data size on the web is very easy also...
Downloading Gimp just to resize pictures is pretty silly. While it may take three steps to change the size, FastStone can do it in one (in a multitude of ways), and I'm assuming so can Irfranview.
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