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CathyinMN Offline
#1 Posted : Monday, September 27, 2010 6:17:03 PM(UTC)
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I've tried resizing my photos, but I can't figure out how. Mine are only on my computer, and when I hit the resize button, it just has four lines that are different thicknesses. I certainly can't figure that out. I'm definitely not a techy person. (We just got a new laptop and it has Windows 7 on it, if that will help anyone that might want to try to help with this.) TIA.
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#2 Posted : Monday, September 27, 2010 6:30:56 PM(UTC)
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In your explorer, where it shows all of your folders, you could go into the folder with the pictures.

1) Find your picture in Thumbnail view (or if you already know the file name you don't have to do Thumbnail).
2) Right click on the picture and choose "Open With" and choose "Microsoft Office Picture Manager". That should open up your picture.
3) At the top, click "Edit Pictures". You should get a side bar showing options.
4) Under "change picture size," click "Resize".
5) I usually go to "Percentage of Original Width and Height".
6) Click in the box and type "25".
7) Click "OK"
8) Save it as your "'File Name'_Web". That way you know it is the smaller one. That size usually does not have a problem loading.

My original pictures are usually taken at 7 megapixels. I hope I explained this ok. Please let me know if you need clarification!
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#3 Posted : Monday, September 27, 2010 6:53:35 PM(UTC)
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Flamenco92627, Thank you! I am going to try it now. I tried to resize two related photos.
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#4 Posted : Monday, September 27, 2010 6:56:02 PM(UTC)
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i don't know much about windows 7 but do you have the "paint" program???

someone told me how to do it in there and its easy! open your picture in paint.
go to "image" and click on "resize" or "stretch/skew". change the percents to 20 or 25. this will resize to 20 or 25% of what it was but not change the quality. You will have to save it under a different file, then upload to mb!
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#5 Posted : Monday, September 27, 2010 7:20:31 PM(UTC)
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you did it!!!!!

when i resize mine i just go into my photo editing software select the picture and go to image (in the toolbar) and then resize. you can see it in pixels, inches, percent, etc. i usually make it about 5x7 inches or 20-25 percent and it totally works.

MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT RESIZE THE ORIGINAL IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE PRINTING THE PIC!

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#6 Posted : Monday, September 27, 2010 7:28:55 PM(UTC)
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Thank you! I did it! I downloaded an actual pic. I'm moving into the technology age! Thanks again the quetion is can I do it again.

Karen

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#7 Posted : Monday, September 27, 2010 7:35:06 PM(UTC)
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It worked Cathy and your card is great, inside and out!!!

Thanks for sharing!
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#8 Posted : Monday, September 27, 2010 7:54:44 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for all the help, everyone! It's exactly what I need.

ScrappinMamaw, if I can do it again (and yes, I did go back and resize others on my computer and will post them tomorrow as I'm too tired now), then you can, too. I think if I do this a few times more it will become more second nature and easier to do.

Thanks again to everyone for your help. I never posted on the old board because I never had the time to try to figure it out.
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Great cards ladies!! They might even work at 50% if you want to try that size, but these are definitely view-able. Thanks for sharing.
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