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resizing a photo for avatar? help anyone?

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by deedee, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. i need to resize a photo to upload as my avatar.
    google isnt being very dee friendly today
    so im hoping someone here can hook me up with a link or something



    thanks
    dee
     
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  2. dee you could always load the photo into "paint" and use "Stretch/Skew" off the "Image" tab at the top. It'll reduce size easily for an avatar capable shot then just save as a jpg and you're done
     
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  3. i done the paintshop one.. but still it was 330 kb
     
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  4. Save it as a .gif
     
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  5. email it to me.

    My address is vic at zoomantics com au
     
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  6. you might want to reduce the colour depth as well if filesize is still a problem after you have reduced the image size. You be surprised how little the image quality difference is between 16 million colours and just 256 colours but a big difference in file size.
     
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  7. flatten the image in photoshop, too
    layers can balloon filesizes
     
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  8. If your Using Windows XP, download the windows Image resizer power tool from windows update. I believe there is one for vista as well.
     
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