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    Default Resizing photos for the internet

    Here are instructions for PhotoShop CS2 as with other programs, there is more than one way to do it but this is the method I use.


    1) Open file in Photoshop
    2) crop file if desired
    3) Chose IMAGE/IMAGE SIZE (Alt+Ctrl+I)
    4) Make sure scale styles, constrain proportions, and resample boxes are checked. Chose Bicubic for resample type. Set Resolution to 72 pixels/inch and change the longest side to 500 pixels. Chose OK.
    5)Chose FILTER/SHARPEN/UNSHARP MASK. Start at AMOUNT 70%; Radius 1 pixel; levels 1
    6)Chose FILE/SAVE FOR WEB
    7) Click on the 2 up tab. The picture on the left is your original. The one on the right is the optimized. Right click on the right hand pane and chose "Use Document Color Profile". This will make sure the colors stay the same.
    8)Chose jpeg and medium. In the lower left corner of the right hand pane is the approximate size the file will be when you chose SAVE. Click on the arrow next to the quality setting to get a slider which you can use to adjust the quality to the desired amount or to get the target file size. Keep an eye on the photo in the right hand pane to see what the end result should look like on the web.
    9)Chose SAVE. Navigate to the desired folder, rename the file and chose SAVE again.



    This file started life as a 5.94MB RAW file - it is now 52K


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    An additional tool for those with out Photoshop.

    Image Resizer

    Description from Microsoft:
    This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click.

    My take:
    Adds an option to the right click menu of images, titled "resize pictures." One selects the option and is prompted for the size with 4 set options in simple mode and a few more, including a custom, in advanced mode.
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    Awesome tool! So much easier than opening photos in Paint... Thanks Glaive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    So what about suggestions for mac users. We have iPhoto. I can't get my images to the right size without cropping it down to extreme levels. Any suggestions???

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    Nevermind. I figured it out on a different forum. Anyone who needs it, go to www.imageshack.us. Its a good site if you have a mac and need to resize photos for forums or emails.

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    We do have a built in gallery here as well though my familiarity with it is limited, aka I'm sure it will take care of sizing or not. I can investigate it given time.
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    Hey Alex, do you know of a Vista version of your link above/ I downloaded "VSO Image Resizer" but it comes with a pop up every time it loads.

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    This one is supposed to work on vista.

    http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm
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    Thanks for the directions Finz.
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    Great info here, I installed a trial of PhotoShop Elements 8 and will give this a try. I hope some see this thread. Julia
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    Free online image editing at www.picnik.com makes resizing and sharpening very easy

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    Alex nobody is going to see this I bet, I think this was a wonderful tool!!!!!!! I will make a link and put it in my siggie. I was deffinately off in my gamma settings. Thanks for this wonderful gadget, I just hope people know what it is hon. Julie
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