If you are using Windows, you have a program called Paint
that can be used to resize pictures.
This is how to do it in Windows XP:
1. Go to Start
(bottom left on your main screen).
2. Select All Programs
3. Select Accessories
4. Select Paint
5. Once Paint is open, go to File
6. Select Open
and open the file you want to resize.
7. Then click on the Image
menu and select Attributes
. In that box you'll see the current size of the photo in width and height, the number you need to be concerned with is the Width
. For a picture to be posted here at HTC it has got to be <span class="ev_code_RED">no more than 700 pixels in width</span>. So, using a calculator, do the following:
Put the width you want which is 700
on your calculator. Then divided by, the actual width of the current picture (step #7 above) you want to change. You'll come up with a number, which is the percentage in size of the picture that you want to change it to. For example: If my picture is 1280
pixels wide, I first put 700
on my calculator, then divided by 1280
and I come up with 0.546875
Move the decimal place two places to the right and forget every number past the first two and I end up with 54%
. By resizing the picture by 54%
it will now be no larger than 700 pixels in width
Now that you know the percentage needed, let's continue:
8. Select the Image
menu and then select Stretch/Skew
9. In the Stretch
box, put the percentage in BOTH the Horizontal AND vetical
places to evenly stretch the picture, then click OK
<span class="ev_code_RED">Note: Do not touch anything in the Skew box! They should both be "0".</span>
10. Now all you have to do is save the picture in it's new size, select File
and then Save as
Note: When I resize a picture, I've gotten into the habit of saving resized pics this way: If the file name is Hemi07.jpg (for example) I always add the small letter "s" to the end of it. That way I know it's the "smaller" version of the same picture, for example Hemi07_s.jpg, and I have not lost my original picture size.
Your new saved picture is no more than 700 pixels in width and can be posted here at HTC with no problems at all.
Once you've done it, you realize how easy it is.
P.S. Print this out and keep it handy.