If you have Windows XP, there is another way to get a handle on pictures.
There is an easy resizing tool available at:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/ ... ertoys.asp
On the right side of the page, scroll down and download the "Image Resizer". It is an exacutable file and, once opened, will give you an option when you right click on a picture to "Resize Pictures"
Once you click on "Resize Pictures" another box will come up with different standard sizes. This not only reduces the image size, it also reduces the file size to something more manageable for uploads (in my case with dialup, that's a big deal). It will save the new image with the same name and a small, medium or large designation at the end. You can also set it to replace the existing picture with the new size but I prefer to keep my originals also.
It is a lot less feature rich that IrfanView but is great for just changing picture size. It can only be used with WinXP as far as I know.