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sorry the real problem is the dimentions are too big, it is currently 1792x1200 and there is a limit of 1600x1200, how do i change this? sorry for double posting.

I want too upload a few pics of my latest project on here, but it says file too big. how do i resize it so it is proper size. right now when i go to properties it is 2.2mb in size. how do i make it 700kb or less?
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I want too upload a few pics of my latest project on here, but it says file too big. how do i resize it so it is proper size. right now when i go to properties it is 2.2mb in size. how do i make it 700kb or less?
Open the file in paint, or a similar program. I'm guessing its a file with a .bmp or something extension. go to file, then save as. on the bottom of the window there will be a file type setting. save as type *.jpg. this will reduce the quality slightly, and will reduce your filesize by alot.
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orion, thank you for that bit of info but i just realized once i read it again that theproblem lies within the dimentions of the pic.
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Originally Posted by jmc7983
orion, thank you for that bit of info but i just realized once i read it again that theproblem lies within the dimentions of the pic.
I use photoshop, and it has a picture resize option. If u want to do it in paint, you can open the image, hit select all, then in the bottom right of the picture grab the little blue dot, and pull towards the interior of the picture. it might be a little difficult to get the dimensions right. Then click off the picture, and resize the canvas, by almost the same method above. this method is more crude, so if u have a better program like photoshop, use that.
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sorry for the agrivation.. but i did do what you told me about the little blue dots, and it did make pic smaller but i am stumped at when you said click on the canvas do i right click, left click, and what do i press too resize?
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I wrote a little program to resize mine. It uses a percentage to shrink images. It is drag/drop and pretty easy to use. There may be a few little bugs, but you are welcome to it if you want it.

*requires .net framework v1.1
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Microsoft has a neat, free little resizing tool you can download from their site, simply right click on the pic file and choose your options, no need to even open it.
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I would like to have it aswell!
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I wrote a little program to resize mine. It uses a percentage to shrink images. It is drag/drop and pretty easy to use. There may be a few little bugs, but you are welcome to it if you want it.

*requires .net framework v1.1
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Here is the link to the Microsoft Image Resizer:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx
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