How To Reduce Photo Image size

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    Kefalas
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        It seems that many people have no idea how to perform the most basic tasks on a computer so this mini-tutorial explains how to reduce an image size for uploading to a forum or web site. It’s also handy if you want to send the image to a friend because sending a full-size image straight from your camera is likely to LOSE friends if they have a "data cap" limit. As I’m not familiar with Windows Operating Systems, I hope that someone else will post a tutorial for those.

        Apple Macs using "Leopard" 10.5 or later OS.

        Right-click on the image icon and open the image in "Preview".
        In the menu bar, click on "Tools" then select "Adjust Size".
        Set the "Resolution:" to 72 pixels/inch.
        Set the "Width:" as desired, for example 450 pixels.
        Click "OK".
        Hold the [alt] key while you click "File" and select "Save As..".
        Rename* the file and select the location where you want to save the new small file.
        Click "Save".

        *I simply add -s to the filename to indicate that it’s my small version.

        This may look complicated but it’s very simple in practice.

        You now have a small image file that can be uploaded very quickly without using excessive bandwidth. Perfect for "Facebook" and forums.

        Note that "Preview" offers additional facilities for cropping and correcting contrast etc.

        There are various sites that will "host" your images. Here’s an example:-
        https://imageshack.com

        Once your image is uploaded, you can copy the "URL" (link to it) and use the "Insert image" button here on the forum to paste it in.

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                Resizing photos tutorial for people running MS Windows.
                http://www.askdavetaylor.com/windows_8_how_to_reduce_or_shrink_a_photograph/

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