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Old 12-29-2003, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Image Editing and Insertion Guide

Here is a guide for those that are having trouble editing their images so they comply with the board rules(must be no larger than 700 px wide and 550 px tall and no larger than 75kb in size).

To start off you are going to need a program to edit the pictures. The best free program I have found so far is IrfanView and can be downloaded here: http://www.tucows.com/preview/194967.html

Download and install the program. Once that is done open the picture you wish to edit by going to File>Open and find your picture.

To resize your image go to Image>Resize/Resample as shown in the picture below:

Click the picture for a bigger view.

A box should pop up with a ton of options. The one we are looking for is boxed in on the following picture:

Click the picture for a bigger view.

Edit the options so that you have an image that is less than 700 px wide and 550 px tall and then press OK.

Now that our image is the correct size we need to save it optimized. To do this go to File>Save As:

Click the picture for a bigger view.

A box should pop up; look for the pull down menu called "Saved As Type:" and scroll down until you find "JPG - JPEG Files".

Click the picture for a bigger view.

Once you have selected this another box should pop like the following:

Click the picture for a bigger view.

Leave all the check boxes alone, the option we want is the slide titled "Save Quality". Slide this to adjust the quality of the image. The higher the quality the bigger the file size. The lower the quality the lower the file size. A good place to start is between 35 and 50. Remember to post an image on the forum it must be less than 75kb. It might take some experimentation to get the right balance between quality and size.

When you have finished click save and you are now ready to post your picture in the forum!

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