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Blog entry by Earle Wright posted 05-08-2008 10:30 PM 614 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve resized images in Photobucket to all the sizes available, but continue to see images cropped on the right side when inserted into an LJ blog. Can anyone shed some light on this problem and suggest a workaround?

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee



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RusticElements

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#1 posted 05-08-2008 11:34 PM

I know nothing about Photobucket, I normally use art programs on my own computer, but they can be expensive. Gimp is a free program and is probably as good as most out there. I haven’t used it much since I’m addicted to CorelDraw and I have a problem with the old dog and new tricks thing. But if you care to learn a new program, at least it’s very good and it’s free.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - RusticElementArt.com - SpaceAware.org - AnConn.com

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#2 posted 05-09-2008 12:30 AM

IRFANVIEW.COM – Free easy to use photo editing and resizing program.

http://www.irfanview.com/

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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bbqking

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#3 posted 05-09-2008 12:58 AM

I’m an old #%$*! and need some help on this one. Why do you need to resize your photos? I just plug my camera into the laptop and import them. When I include a photo, I click browse, find it then open. The photos have always come out just fine. Am I missing something? I am not trying to be smart (obviously) but I’m just curious as to what you guys are talking about. bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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lew

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#4 posted 05-09-2008 01:09 AM

Earle,

If you are using Windows XP and Microsoft Office, you probably already have installed Microsoft Office Picture Manager. If you do, open a picture and check the “edit” options at the top of the window. You can crop the images on your own computer before uploading to Photobucket.

Also, here is another program- “PixResizer”-that can be used to reduce the amount of memory required by an image. However, it will not crop images.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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lew

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#5 posted 05-09-2008 01:19 AM

bbqking,

Back in the “old days”, when everyone used a modem to transfer files on the Internet, resizing pictures made the transfer faster. Resizing refers more to the amount of memory space the image requires more than the overall width/length size. Although, when you resize an image to a smaller memory size it also will reduce the physical display size.

So by resizing the image, before uploading to Photobucket (or other service), it will reduce transfer time and you will not ,as quickly, exceed the storage limit on their computer.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Earle Wright

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#6 posted 05-09-2008 04:13 AM

I switched to “Flickr” and now have no problem (see recent Workshop blog).

Thanks for the input!

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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bbqking

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#7 posted 05-10-2008 03:11 AM

lew,

I am with you guys now. I use ImageShack. I didn’t know about resizing, I thought you just had to get them on the net.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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fredf

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#8 posted 05-10-2008 04:12 AM

depends on the viewers screen resolution. I suspect most use cir 1024×768 or higher. you need to size your image smaller than this, the time I tried it I used 512 as the WIDTH of the picture., seemed to come out about right. I sized using a program on my computer, there are several suggestions above, so I wont repeat them :-)

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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