|1. How to RESIZE your photos with XP|
( First you may need to download the Windows XP 'Power Toy' Image Resizer - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx )
1. Open Windows Explorer.
( Windows key + E or
Right click my Computer > Explorer or
START > All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer )
2. Find your photographs on your computer, in this case C:\Temp2
3. Change to 'Thumbnail view'
4. ( With 'Image
Resizer' download and installed )
5. This menu will pop up....
6. If you click on 'Advanced' you
get 2 more options, make sure you DO NOT
7. Select - Medium (fits a 640 x 480 screen )
8. Click on [ OK ]
9. A copy of the photo (photos) will then appear in the directory named something like PIC1234 (Medium).JPG
10. The new photo (photos) are resize and
compressed down to 640 x 480
11. ".....and that's all there is to it !!!"
|2. How to EMAIL your photos with XP|
Open Windows Explorer.
2. Find your photographs on your computer.
3. Change view to Thumbnails.
4. Select Photos you want to email.
5. Release the Ctrl key,
7. A Menu should pop up like this...
8. Click OK
9. This will then open up your mail program (
Outlook express )
10. Send me your photos! - email@example.com
|3. How to Resize ( Compress ) your photos in Paint Shop Pro 7.|
I use Paint Shop Pro for nearly all my photo editing.
You can download a free trial ( rather a large download on a modem! - or it's nearly always on a Magazine cover disk every month here in the UK )
Here a few guidelines on how to resize
your photos in Paint shop Pro 7.
Click any photo to
enlarge - click on your BACK button to return to this page.
||Start by locating your picture, in my case SS.
It is a file size of 1600 x 1200 pixels ( pixels are little magic fairies that live in side your computer) & 130Kb in disk size (that real big for a web page or an email ).
NB. This first image one is Very large!
Load / Start Paint Shop Pro
Use browse icon or File / Browse
or Ctrl + B to open up the picture browser.
Locate your photo e.g. c:\My Documents\My Pictures
Hover the mouse over the photo you want -
note file size details.
||Double click the photo to open for editing.|
||Image should now be fully open.|
||First we need to resize the
physical size of the photo - from 1600x1200 down to 800x600.
Select the Resize tool by clicking
or Image / Resize
or Ctrl + S
Select / click Pixel Size,
'Resize Type' is set to 'Smart Size' and 'Resize all
Layers...' & 'Maintain Aspect Ratio of: ' boxes are
ticked. ( The aspect ratio is usually 1.3333 )
||You should see image size
shrink on your screen -
This will depend on your screen resolution settings.
My monitor is set-up to 1024 x 768
||To check image's TRUE size
||Now we need to reduce the
File Size of the photo.
Select Jpeg Optimizer - ,
or File / Export / JPEG Optimizer.
||Click & hold "Target" icon in-between the 2 pictures and select the most important part of your picture ( in this case the eyes ).|
||The left hand photo is the
original photo - the right hand shows the final output quality that this
step will produce.
Note file size difference.
||Move Slider to adjust
Final output quality & file size.
20,000 - Good
Aim for 40,000 to 70,000 Bytes
||Click OK and choose
a file name and location, the same folder is the best place.
||New Files size 800 x 600
Pixels & 20,000 bytes and not much loss of quality.
Job Done !
|How to email your Photos..... Outlook Express 6.|
||Open a new mail in Outlook
Express in your usual way...
Click on Create Mail
or click on a name in your Contacts list.
||If your new email looks
like this ..
This is Plain Text format.
You can attach photos
using the icon.
||Alternatively, you can convert your email to Rich Text (HTML) format and insert the photos right inside the mail. This format tends to get through more emails systems.|
||After entering a Subject &
click on the icon to Insert Picture
||Browse and find your newly compressed images as outlined in the above section of this page.|
Send me your email.
|Here a few things that you can write about your model or project...|