Post # 1
I posted this on another thread but got nothing back. Come on, I know majority of the people here are more computer graphics savvy than I am. I need your help Bees!
(If I don’t get any answers this time either I’m going to repost with the title “Isn’t cash bar a wonderful thing?” I know people will click on that…)
I have tons of photos I’d like to share with friends, post on the gallery here, submit along with vendor reviews etc, but they’re all high resolution photos >5MB. The insert photo link in the posts distorts them a lot. So far my solution has been to take a screenshot of the original pic, copy, paste into Paint and save as a new jpeg. This reduced size to less than 100KB, but of course the resolution is horrible. What tools/websites can I use for a happy medium to get them somewhere around 500KB-1MB where they still look decent?
Post # 3
I usually just resize them in Paint! I don’t know if it really distorts them, I haven’t noticed. You could try it. Just open the image in Paint, and then click Image, then Stretch/Skew, and cut it down by 50% or something. 🙂
Post # 4
I would suggest you download GIMP. It is 100% free and open source and is pretty much just like Photoshop. You can use that program to resize your images without distorting them or losing a lot of quality. I hope that helps!
Post # 5
Dl that and you can use the second tab to do multiple pictures…you select the folder they’re in, then select a new folder to save the new resized pictures to and let it go. Easy.
Post # 6
what about flickr? Upload then redownload to multiple sizes? or just using Microsoft Office Picture manager. Just open the file with it then you can resize or change the type of file.
Post # 7
Ditto on Flickr, PS Elements, GIMP, etc. Also, are they professional pics or personal pics? If they’re professional (assuming you have the rights to publish them), I’d contact your photographer. If you’re going to be posting his/her work online, then s/he might resize them for you to ensure that they post correctly (maybe, maybe not; just a thought!).
Post # 8
I have no advise to the OP, but I did want to say that your first paragraph is too funny!
Post # 9
Thank you so much! I will try all of these tonight.
For those of you that post wonderful photos here or on your reviews, how do you do that? Do most photographers give lower resolution photos that are not as gigantic as mine, or does everyone have to go through the resizing process?
@Rgeddy: I’ll have to try Flickr but Microsoft Office Picture Manager doesn’t work. It can’t even open my files, it says they’re too large to edit.
Post # 10
@aliciareneephotography: They’re professional pics from the photographer. I got a disc with 2000 unedited high resolution images with full rights. He’s also making a print album with about 50 pictures but I don’t think I’ll get a soft copy of the edited pictures. I never thought to ask these when I signed the contract, I just knew I liked his work 🙁
Post # 12
I’ve never seen an instance where microsoft office picture manage can’t open them. I’ve opened RAW files on there. I would try flickr or another photo uploading site. Just remember that most have a montly limit so unless you have a pro account it may not be enough.
I’d start by contacting your photographer. If this is the first task that you’re having trouble with it may be best to go through them.
Post # 13
That is a pretty slick little piece of free software. You can add frames, borders, etc, but you can also batch resize. Meaning you can drag a bunch of pictures in it, tell it to resize to, say 750 pixels on the long side and it will do them all for you.