Recently the Development-Group has noticed that after my article Posting Pictures on India-Forums. , everyone has started putting huge pics at signatures.
There are some rules for posting pics at sig. Although sig is not the place to post pics.
- Avtaar: Maximum 96*96 only.
- Sig Pics: Maximum Width 500px & Maximum Height 150px only.
Afterall these limitations are for your benefit and faster page loading for dial-up users, i.e., Better user Experience.
Here is a small tutorial where you learn how to resize ur pics.
If your pictures are not resized, they shall be removed by the forum
moderators if it exceeds the Forum Pic Size Limitation.
Thanks to http://www.somewhere-in-time.net/tutorial/irfanview/
for the article.
RESIZING LARGE IMAGES USING IRFANVIEW
If you do not have Irfranview, please download from the link below and install on your PC.
iview395.exe --------> http://www.somewhere-in-time.net/tutorial/irfanview/iview395 .exe
For the sake of this tutorial, please make a folder on your DESKTOP
Name it: pictures
folder for 'pictures'
Put the photo you want to resize into the "pictures" folder on your
desktop. I am using an image called SceneWater.jpg. You may download it
from here if you'd like to use the same photo while practicing this
Double click the Irfanview icon on your desktop to open the photo program. The icon looks like this:
FILE / OPEN
With your mouse, left click on FILE on the menu bar, continue holding your left button down and drag your cursor down to OPEN
A window (as above) will open. Go to your "pictures" folder on your
desktop and you should see the image you're going to resize .. in the
example above is the SceneWater.jpg. Left click on it once to select
it, then click the OPEN button.
To determine the size of your image, left click on IMAGE on the menu bar and drag your mouse down to RESIZE/RESAMPLE
If using the image SceneWater.jpg, you will see the width is 720
pixels, the height is 577 pixels and the DPI (dots per inch) is 72. Too
big!! That translates into 10 x 8 inches (there are 72 pixels per
inch). We need to reduce the physical size of the image. The 72 dpi is
fine. Make sure the PRESERVE ASPECT RATIO box has a check mark in it.
Erase (select and delete) the 720 in the WIDTH box and type 432.
432 translates to 6 inches. (remember -- 72 pixels = 1 inch). Because
you have the PRESERVE ASPECT RATIO checked, the width will
automatically change to 346 (4.8 inches). If you have any number other
than 72 in the DPI window, (e.g. 300, 150) change it now by erasing
your number and typing 72. Click OK.
Now you need to 'save' your image with its new size. On the menu
bar, left click on FILE, drag your mouse down to SAVE AS. (If you
simply click SAVE, you will override your original image, which you
might not want to do. I always keep my original images.)
A window will open. Make sure you're saving your new image in your
'pictures' folder on your desktop so you don't lose it. Browse to your
desktop/pictures if it doesn't automatically come up in the LOOK IN:
location bar at the top of this window. Give your new image a new name
-- I have called it Mountains. Type this new name in the FILE NAME:
window. SAVE AS TYPE: drop menu down and drag your mouse down to JPG -
JPEG Files to select the .jpg option. Click the SAVE button.
You now have a new image, called Mountains.jpg, 432 x 346 pixels
(6" x 4.8") at 72 dpi. A much more manageable image size to send your
friends via email.
If you'd like to take this one step further, here are instructions for CROPPING your image.
With your newly resized image open, LEFT click on the image to
determine the top left corner of where you'd like to begin your
cropping and holding your left mouse button down, drag over your image
to the right and in a downward motion till you 'select' the area you'd
like to KEEP. If it doesn't work right the first time, left click on it
again, and drag again until you're happy with the area you'd like to
save. I've selected the 'main' part of the photo above and am
eliminating some of the sky and some of the black section at the bottom
of the image.
EDIT / CROP
Now go to EDIT, drag your mouse down to Crop selection and let go of your mouse button.
FINAL PHOTO, CROPPED AND RESIZED
Our newly cropped and resized photo.
You need to save it again because you have made changes to the
image since your last save. So click on FILE then drag your mouse down
to SAVE (name will remain as Mountains.jpg), click SAVE.
****************Courtesy of Sunny (Humm)****************
Edited by sunny - 14 October 2005 at 11:57pm