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#1 nra1ifer OFFLINE  

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 10:23 AM

I ran across this the other day:

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

Several Microsoft utilities. The one I was interested in was the image resizer. You can use it to resize a picture (take a picture that has a large byte-count and turn it in to something less.). Comes in handy if you are wanting to post a picture on this or another site, but the file size of the picture is above the site's limit for uploads.

Click on the link, then look along the right-hand side of the screen for ImageResizer.exe.
Download and/or run the .exe file. Then, view a picture or a list (thumbnails) of several pictures. Point to a picture, then press your right mouse button once. You'll see in the list that pops up "Resize Image". You can select the size (large, medium,small), then a new file will be created, and the original is kept as-is.

I thought it was pretty handy.
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Posted March 11, 2011 - 10:28 AM

If you don't have office tools image manager or apps like photoshop or gimp it the power toys image resizer is a good utility. Shouldn't have to resize images to post them here on GTtalk unless it is for a signature image but there are a lot of forums out there that you do have to resize pictures for.

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 10:33 AM

If you don't have office tools image manager or apps like photoshop or gimp it the power toys image resizer is a good utility. Shouldn't have to resize images to post them here on GTtalk unless it is for a signature image but there are a lot of forums out there that you do have to resize pictures for.


The problem I ran into was that my picture size was 1MB or bigger and sites limited the picture upload to something way less. This cut the file size down to a smaller size for upload.

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 06:19 PM

Been using power toys picture resizer for about 6 mos now and really like it, real handy, just right click and there it is.

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 06:23 PM

Been using the power toys image resizer for a long time now.If it wasn't for it I'd not have to many pics posted.Being on dial up it would take forever for me to post pics.Larry
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Posted March 11, 2011 - 07:35 PM

Been using this for a while. Works for all the other forums I belong to. Wasn't sure about size here, until now. I like the big ones, don't need the magnifying glass.

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 05:25 AM

Is it comparable with Windows 7.




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