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#1 blb

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:56 AM

I would really like to post my sketches but do not know how to scale them down to fit the requirements. I scaned my sketch and it is 256KB in size and 1700x2339 in size. I know that is way to big to meet the requirements. So how do you get the size down to fit the required sizes? Any help will be appreciated.

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#2 BillP

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:19 PM

Don't know what applications you have on your computer, but you can use the MS Paint program which all PCs come with.

-Open your image with the Paint program.
-Select the Stretch/Skew item under the Image menu pulldown
-Set the Horizontal and Verticle Stretch percentages to something smaller, try 60%.
-Go to the File menu and select Save As
-Change the File Type pull down in the Save dialog box to JPEG and set the name to a new file name so you don't overwrite the original.
-If the file size is under 100k then you are set, if not then can redo everything and use a smaller perceptage like 40% or something.

#3 phxbird

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:20 PM

You can use a free program Irfanview to resize it. I believe Microsoft paint will also resize the pictures, though it is not as intuitive as Irfanview. Photoshop or the other free program GIMP will also resize images.

#4 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:31 AM

Irfanview:
- ctrl-R (Resize)
- set new size, OK
- Try out: one time Shift S (sharp). If you do not like this, press ctrl. Z

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 06:59 AM

There is a free program called PIXresizer which works very well and will produce as much or as little as you want.
I don't know of anything similar for a Mac.
Hope this helps.
Phil

#6 blb

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:34 PM

There is a free program called PIXresizer which works very well and will produce as much or as little as you want.
I don't know of anything similar for a Mac.
Hope this helps.
Phil


Thanks a bunch Phil. That program works great! I am so ignorant when it comes to computers. Again thanks for the help.

Buddy






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