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Forum topic by woodspar posted 07-23-2007 05:00 PM 1290 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2007 05:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: picture pictures

I just added this to the Hammer Secretary project and I thought that I would post it here.

To make a large image smaller there are various ways to go about it.

If you are using Windows XP, you can easily download a tool from Microsoft


“Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP”

You install it and when you right click on any image in a directory, you

get a menu choice called “resize pictures” which generates a pop-up that

looks like this:

image resizer

From there you get a copy of your image in the new size.

Hope this helps.

-- John

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Bob Babcock

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#1 posted 07-23-2007 05:06 PM

Hi John,

I’ve been using to host all the pictures for my blog. One of the things it does well is to resize your pictures on the fly for blog posting. I can leave the original high res photo in my computer but resize the copy. It also generates the html for embedding in the blog.

-- Bob

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#2 posted 07-23-2007 08:26 PM


I have wondered if I am saving time/bandwith by loading 640×480 pictures up to flickr. Or maybe I don’t need to worry about it.

Flickr gives me the option of generating HTML code pointing to one of about five different picture sizes, so once I get the picture there I think I am basically doing what you are writing about…maybe I don’t need to take the extra step?

-- John

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Martin Sojka

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#3 posted 07-24-2007 08:33 AM

John.. yes you’re basically doing what Bob said. If you own Flickr Pro account then you have unlimited bandwidth there so you should use it to archive your high-resolution photos by uploading them directly to your flickr account. Flickr then automatically creates all downsized version for you that you can use on the Web.

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#4 posted 07-25-2007 08:45 PM

Thanks Martin,

Right now I have a free account with flickr, not pro. I have yet to make the jump to archiving my photos on line other than just using the service as a way to get my pictures into my Lumberjocks blogs.

-- John

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#5 posted 07-27-2007 02:12 PM

“Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP”

What a great tool. I have been using photoshop for one off but thats over kill for sure. I had a batch converter on my last PC but can’t find it now. I guess I never installed it. I change computer to often.

Thanks for the tip.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 07-27-2007 03:33 PM

Gosh fellows,I’m going to have to re-read all this to get it together but I think you’ve answered my question. I missed it because my computer was inthe shop for three days.Thanks

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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