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    Exclamation How To Resize Pictures

    Note: The following directions should work(or be close) for most software, not just the one I use

    1.) Select the software you want to use. Some like Microsoft Paint, which is already in your computer; I use Photo Pos Pro;1 which is a totally free program.

    2.) Click "file" menu and select open

    3.) A box will open. Now locate the picture you want to use(Usually found in "My Documents" or "My Pictures") and click it.

    4.) Next, click the "Open" button.

    5.) The picture should now show. Right-click it, and from the menu click "Resize".

    6.) A box will open. In the "Width" section, clear what's there, and type "600" in the box, and click "Ok".

    7.) Your picture is now resized to 600x400 pixels(which is an excellent size for just about anything). Select the "file" menu again, and click "Save As". A box will appear.

    8.) Choose where you want to save your picture, and type a name for it in the text box. Note: Saving the picture to the same folder without renaming it will overwrite the original photo.

    9.) Click the "Save" button in the current box.

    10.) You're done! You can now upload the picture.

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    Another very capable and FREE image handling app is Irfan View. You can check it out and download here ( To resize images with it just follow these steps.

    1) Launch Irfan View
    2) Click the folder icon in the toolbar (leftmost in the toolbar)
    3) Using the "Look-in" navigation drop down and other tools in the top find the images you want to work with
    4) Once found click on the image then click on Open
    5) In the new window click on "Image" in the toolbar
    6) Select "Resize/Resample"
    7) In this window you have all kinds of resizing selections available - the options are very easy to understand
    8) Once the new size is selected click OK. This returns to the previous window
    9) Click on File and select "Save as..."
    10) Navigate to the location you want to save the resized image. You can also rename the file here too.
    11) Once the location is selected click Save
    12) You now have a resized version of the original in addition to the original that remains the same

    Now, another really neat feature of the app is that you can convert image files from one type to another. For example, you can convert Windows bitmap (.bmp) files to JPEG (.jpg) or a whole host of other types. And you can convert multiple files all at the same time. You simple click File then select "Batch Conversion/Rename" then go through the options of selecting what file(s) you want to convert, what type to convert to, where to save them and so on. Once you do it a time or two you'll see how easy it is to do. Not too many other apps have this capability, especially ones for free.
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