Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:19 am
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Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:28 am
Thought I would bring this back up to the front again as it is a useful topic. Also kinelbor1 was kind enough to send me the link to the Resizer he uses and I have added it to this post. I also found a couple of errors - geez I seem to be having a string of this ailment lately... must be because I just got a year older yesterday.... yippee , and I wanted to correct them.
Here is the original with the corrections.
You explained that really well. I tend not to do so well on that explanation. Mostly cause I am spoiled. I upload a lot of what I want for the Cub Forums to the server, so it is just family stuff now on my ISP sites.
Glad to that I am not the only lonely voice in the woods.
Free sites ALWAYS have costs to them no matter what. I also really do not like the loss of intelectual property rights to these hosting sites. They got to make money somewhere.
One of the sites that I make sure Em and the kids NEVER post photos to is to WebShots. You lose your property rights. They also get to use your photo's without recompense in their galleries as screen savers.
So guys there are a lot of utilities out there to help with resizing photo's.
Here are a few:
- Irfanview is one of the best and I have been using it for years.
- JPEG Resizer from virtualZONE seems to a useful utility as well.
- Miha's Utilities is also a good photo manipulation program. Relative easy user interface, although not as friendly as Irfanview.
- MicroSoft's Windows XP Powertoys Image Resizer is ok but it is not backwardly compatible to Win2K, WineME or Win98/98SE. You can get this utility free along with HTML Slide Show Wizard and the CD Slide Show Generator. The CD Slide Show Generator is however backwardly compatible to Win9x - hmmmmm useful. Share Digital Photos Using Windows XP is a good help page to get you started on using this utility.
The nice thing about all of these programs is that they are essentially Free Software. Unfortunately as with all things free, there is a catch/cost - and in software/shareware it is the bugs/support issue. Also, be aware that with a lot of shareware, Botware and Viruses can be hidden within the download, so ensure that you are using a good Anti-Virus Program and an SERIES of Anti-Spyware programs such as SpyBot, Ad-Aware Se and Microsofts Anti-Spyware Beta program. These will help to remove offending runtime attachments, but must be used conjunctively. One will not get em all unfortunately.
That is why in conjunction with your ISP, Irfanview is probably the safest and most user friendly option available.
This might be another candidate for a How To article. Will work on it.
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