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programs to resize pics

i have a picture i took when i was off roading the day after new years that i want to set as my avatar. the problem is that its 1200 by 950 and it needs to be 300 by 150. paint sucks as you can tell by looking at my avatar now. any suggestions on what to do. thanks

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Go to www.photobucket.com It actomatically makes them smaller!
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it says invalid http something. i copyed and pasted the web site with the pic that i want
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photobucket is good for posting pics, but not for resizing to a specific size/dimensions. I have the same problem(usually ask Justin to resize for me ) so yea any free programs you guys use that are worthwhile?
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download the microsoft powertoy image resizer:

Its near the bottom right corner

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

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if now has done it by the time i get off work i will when i get home
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I use a program called IrfanView, it's really easy to use and only takes 1.27mb of disk space.
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ditto, i use that^^^^^^ too. i got it from myspace. really easy to use, i dotn even click anymore, i just push a couple buttons on the keyboard and i open, resize and save it in a few punches.
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I use one we first used at old GenEdge: Mihov Image Resizer from Mihov Freeware. That's what everything I post is resized with. I think it was Jason Allen himself who turned me on to it and I still use it.

I use version 0.8 because it's more tweakable. Later versions are faster, but they don't allow you to make a picture as small as the older version did -- but maybe people hated the slowness.

The good thing about it is that it's a "batch" resizer where you can select many pics at once, and at it's default settings it's very fast for the quality it delivers.
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i used mihov for awhile, but got tired of it. also as referred to it from GE.
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download the microsoft powertoy image resizer:

Its near the bottom right corner

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx
By far the easiest program to use.
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i used mihov for awhile, but got tired of it. also as referred to it from GE.
So should I try the irfanview one instead? I'm not bothered by the "primitiveness" of mihov -- but is there an advantage to the other one?

Maybe I should just give that and the Microsoft one a try and compare them for speed and all.
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i found the mihov to be a lil less user friendly sometimes.

ive had no probs with irfanview. many options and some editing abilities.
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Okay, I'll give it a try. The Microsoft one is nice though since it shows up in the context (right click) menu. You can just rope in a bunch of pics, right click and shrink 'em up. Not sure it's better than mihov yet -- but it's certainly convenient.
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i just got a copy of photoshop 7 and i got it to work. check out my new avatar.

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Nice! The transparent emblem is good.

I use GIMP which is a freeware program that does everything Photoshop does, should you ever need it: http://www.gimp.org (graphic image manipulation program) -- but it's not as user friendly as PhotoShop. I think if you don't have some idea of what you're trying to do and what to call it, GIMP could be more than a little confusing.
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but it's not as user friendly as PhotoShop.
Which is saying something considering Photoshop is widely considered one of the less intuitive peices of software out there! The other day I read someone's post on a photo forum who suggested Adobe's aproach to user friendlyness was a form of job security..
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Ha ha! Well, I have so little PhotoShop experience, I could actually be WRONG about that! But I generally assume most open source stuff is less user friendly, with possible more expertise required.

Maybe it's no "worse", just "differently" arcane....
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hehehe... Jack Mihov... hehehe...
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