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Porridge

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I''ve been trying and failing to resize my pics - sometimes I get it right sometimes not and I don''t know why!

Here''s what I''m doing at the moment - opening it in Preview and saving at low quality to get below 100KB. But this doesn''t always work, and sometimes I have to crop it a bit in iPhoto, then resave in Preview at low quality...so for some pictures if I don''t want to crop off bits of it then I don''t know of a way to get it down to under 100KB.

Anyway, if I do get it to below 100KB then I move it to iPhoto and crop it to 5x7. This is annoying too if there''s bits I don''t want to crop off, but again I don''t know another way.

Can somebody give me a lesson please?!
 

neatfreak

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Just put them in iphoto, highlight the photo you want, go to FILE-->EXPORT. Then you'll see a box that says SIZE. Click SCALE IMAGES NO LARGER THAN, and then I usually put somewhere between 300-400 for the first dimension. Then hit EXPORT and it'll go to your desktop in a smaller size. Usually between 300-400 for the first box (and letting it fill in the second to preserve the ratio) works well for PS. But occasionally you might need to go smaller.
 

Porridge

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Brilliant! I just tried it with a dress pic over in BWW and it worked perfectly! Thanks so much
 

klewis

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Ahhhh- thanks for that tip. I have been going about in in a round-a-bout way by highlighting the photo in iphoto and choosing using the email icon to choose to send it in either of the small med or large formats and then saving them to the desktop
 

SparklyLibra

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Hi Neatfreak


I just tried this with my avatar and I''m thrilled to know that I can share some pics finally!

Thanks for the helpful tip!
 
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