How To Resize Photos

August 15th, 2011 in member junk     
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I am seeing more and more posts regarding JUNKMARKET Style members struggling to resize photos to be used on this site.  Please help and share your preferred method of resizing so members can choose which works best for them.  We want everyone to be able to share their amazing projects with us!  Thanks so much!    

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LloydsLandingofSears writes: After a long couple of hours, I finally got my photo to resize to 400x670 pxls in my MS program to edit photos. It's now 4:55 am in Michigan and I'm cross-eyed, but so glad I finally figured it out. The 30% thing didn't work...I had to use the custom change on the pixels... Seems simple now.
Good night. Posted: 1:56 am on June 10th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: OK, I went to my MS program to work with my pictures, and "saved as" one of junkmarket's photos at 30%...I'm trying to include it in my intro post now so I can see if it works...keeping my fingers crossed. Posted: 12:47 am on June 10th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: I am having a hard time trying to post for the first time with a photo ~ guess I just don't get it. I don't see the post explaining how to resize my photos so they can load into my posts, so I'm stuck. HELP! Posted: 10:48 pm on May 19th
junquegal writes: I just used your suggestion to resize using paint and tah day it worked like a charm. And thanks for the suggestion to save as a new file! So glad now I can share some of my junque projects, I have been trying to post since I became a member months ago. Thhanks! Posted: 8:41 am on November 24th
SecondTimeTreasures writes: I use with no hassles for pics I do for listings of items I either sell with Artfire, ecrater, or ebay. I seen noted in the PAINT instructions used to change to 30%. Ok, since I am not the smartest nut on the block....what is the pixels of what the pics should be to work on this site?? Is it a 500 x 500, 400 x 400, 300 x 300, and you know what I mean? IF I have that, I can than adjust pics easier as that is what I am use to using is the pixels:) Thanks in advance for an answer to this:) Posted: 10:11 am on November 5th
gamecockchic writes: Find the photo, right click, sent to, email. Once it's an attachment, double click on it, click file, make a copy, pick the size (small), save to "smalls" folder. No danger of accidently changing your original and super fast. Posted: 9:51 am on August 24th
CottageElements writes: Thanks for the "new" tip, MakinItHappen! I may need to get a Mac...sounds so simple!

Lani Posted: 6:57 am on August 21st
MakinItHappen writes: If you have a Mac and don't have Microsoft Office, you can resize your photos using iPhoto. Just crop your photos if you wish (or not); then select the ones you want. Under the File drop-down menu, choose Export. About half-way down in the dialog box you will see "Size". There you can choose Full Size, Large, Medium, Small, or Custom. For this web site, I just always use Medium. I export them to my desktop where they are super easy to grab and upload. Posted: 10:41 am on August 19th
CottageElements writes: We've had a few people mention lately that they've been having trouble uploading photos. This was posted a while back, but thought it may help!

Lani Posted: 1:03 pm on August 15th
SantaClaus writes: Thank you; I'm going to try several of the sites mentioned. Posted: 3:35 am on November 16th
frstyfrolk writes: I am having trouble resizing to be acceptable. I have uploaded in the past and had trouble. I don't understand the image pixals and mb, I tried with my kodak easyshare sizes and under custom I need the numbers to put in.
I do have picasa with my flicker account. I will try there.

Thanks for all the advice, Smiles, cyndi Posted: 4:22 pm on April 20th
pamphyila writes: Google also has a free photo program called Picasa - which makes re-sizing easy. Posted: 4:40 pm on October 21st
audlyenuf writes:
Good to know. Thank you!
Another great [free] site to use is if you want to play with your phot or crop it,frame it etc. Easy to use also. [The only caution is that when you size to 400 you need be sure you click on pixels and not leave percent on or your picture will be huge instead of smaller.] Posted: 8:37 pm on July 18th
MimiToria writes: I have my camera on a standard setting, and I never have to resize my photos at all. With digital cameras the fine setting tends to be for if you plan to blow up a photo to be a fireplace size photo, and really wastes a lot of space on your sim card. Once you change the setting to the smaller setting, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to post, and how many more photos your sim card can hold.
I hope this helps someone out there, but like the former poster commented, if all else fails, the directions usually do have the answers. Not sure why we all tend to forego that step. lol
Gretchen Posted: 12:06 am on July 18th
bluejean writes: I decided to see if my camera had a computer friendly setting as RustyDiva suggested. I had to dig out my book (it was still wrapped in plastic)and sure enough, I have one! I just took pictures with it and did a post without having to resize or anything. Note to self, if all else the directions! Posted: 2:32 pm on July 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! I'm loving how we're all helping each other! And like Sue said, if you're having a problem with posting, just ask and someone can help out.

Thanks everyone!
Candy Posted: 7:11 am on July 17th
chippingcharm writes: Thank, thank you...I had been wanting to post some pictures from my sisters wedding but they were on a disc and I only knew how to resize on my camera. I followed Candy's instructions and now I'm a "Pro"...ha :) Thanks much, Laurel Posted: 10:18 pm on July 16th
beachbabe39 writes: I went to the suggested and that site is unbelievably easy! The best part is it's free! Thanks so much barkingdogs for the info. Posted: 6:10 pm on July 16th
CottageElements writes: Thanks, Candy for putting this up. Would be a good post to save in your favorites file for future reference. I use FinePixViewer, but I'm sure there's better ways (it's an old program). I don't know why you can't do it in Picasa. You'd think you could. I do everything else to the photo in it. I'm not that computer savvy, I just play around until I get something that works. LOL.

Lani Posted: 2:36 pm on July 16th
pmorse writes: I have Kodak Easyshare software. I have to click 'edit', then 'save as.' There is an option in the lower left screen that lets me choose the file size. The selection I choose is 'best for web.' Posted: 1:22 pm on July 16th
SweetMelissa writes: Candy, great idea to share this tip! The JunkGirls and I share our tips and tricks with each other all the time to make blogging fun and not a hassle. Here's an alternative to resize photos in a different program:

NOTE: ALWAYS make a copy of your photo and give it a different name (especially if you're forgetful or "save as" isn't an option in a particular program) so you don't permanently alter the quality of your original photo.

If you have Microsoft Office Picture the copy of your photo in that.
Click on "edit pictures"
Click on "resize"
Click the arrow beside "predefined width and height"
Choose "web-small"
Click "ok"
Save your resized picture to the desired folder. Posted: 10:53 am on July 16th
shabbychick writes: Candy - great tips my friend! Re-sizing took me a while to figure out. I use Photoshop Elements, and it's pretty simple. Also, haven't used the setting on my camera - but I know it's there - will have to see how that works too.

On my blog I don't seem to be able to upload pictures that can be clicked on and enlarged...not sure what I'm doing (and/or not doing) there...just part of my learning curve! :)

Good luck all - and can't wait to see your pics/posts!!

Kathy Posted: 10:14 am on July 16th
suewhitney writes: Hi All,

I wanted to put this post from Candy up front and center for a day. I know some folks are having trouble posting pictures and this group chat should prove helpful to all since there are so many options available out there. My hope is that if you are having trouble you will find the best option available for you. Please ask if you are having difficulty and someone is sure to help you. We want everyone to post....the more the merrier!!! Thanks so much to JMS contributor Candy Allen for initiating this post. You're so smart, Candy!!!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:29 am on July 16th
writes: Nice post Candy. Thank you!! Posted: 8:48 pm on July 13th
THein writes: I want to thank you for this post...I am not very computer savvy and to be honest ask my kids how to do different things, one being loading pictures onto this site, and with your help I did just that today! It feels great to have figured it out (with everyones help) there were a lot of good ideas out there,thank you, Theresa Posted: 7:13 pm on July 13th
ALVN writes: I highly recommend using It's free, super-easy to use, and you can do all kinds of things with your photos!!

Amy Posted: 4:00 pm on July 12th
Tuttibelle writes: I use Photoshop but then I am a graphic artist by profession. Some people have Photoshop Elements bundled in their software and this could work well for them. Posted: 10:38 am on July 12th
bluejean writes: I'm so glad you posted this!
I too was having problems posting my photos and tried your recomendation, Junk Sophisticate. At first it didn't work and then I realized I was using pictures I had already resized for my etsy shop. So I took new pictures and then went to paint and resized them to 30% and it worked!
Thank you so much. Posted: 12:27 pm on July 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Gailmarie - I am so happy you and your hubs got everything worked out!! So glad to hear it! Thank you for your sweet comments too.

And thank you to everyone recommending digital camera resizing!

Keep the resizing ideas coming! We want more and more people to post!

Candy Posted: 2:31 pm on July 10th
monakent writes: I did it!!!!!! I did it!!!!! My first post is "live" thanks to you and the others that responded to your post (by the way, those cherries look awfully inviting right about now).

Thanks again Candy, for getting the ball rolling. Soon you will see more posts from me.....I credit you, my friend..... you and my husband. gailmarie

P.S. It will be slow going for now, as our computer is old and I am still getting used to the Graphic Converter program that Macintosh has. Slick though it may be, it's still a little scary for a beginner like me. Posted: 5:49 am on July 10th
alicemom writes: Candy,
You are so thoughtful! My Olympus program has an image resizer. Also on my camera there is a setting on ther camera.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:44 pm on July 9th
oldnews writes: Most digital cameras, unless they are really old, do have a resize option. You may have to hunt for it, but it's there somewhere!! If you set it for email size or web post size, then they automatically work for posting. If you have microsoft there is an option where you go to edit photos and you can resize there too. It's all so confusing and depends on your camera and computer! Uggg. Why can't it be easy!! Take your camera to someplace like BEST BUY or any camera shop and ask them to see if you have it! Good luck!! Posted: 12:44 pm on July 9th
BarkingDogs writes: I use It's easy and free. Posted: 12:04 pm on July 9th
monakent writes: Candy,
As usual, you are AWESOME!!!!!

Unfortunately, we have a Macontosh at home, so the Microsoft instructions won't work for me (dang, I wish I was still working....they had Microsoft!!!!!).

I will have to see if my husband can help me. I haven't the foggiest idea how to use the "graphic converter" that I need to know. It's too bad, because the art gallery I have my stuff at, is needing pictures too (Calgon, take me away...).

Nevertheless, I am sure you have made many newer people happy with your instructions. It IS frustrating not being able to share your work with others on this site. Someday soon, I shall get my stuff on this site. All I ask, is go gentle with me.....

Candy - you da BEST!!!!!! gailmarie

P.S. Here's a BIG hug for helping those of us that tend to be a little "computer challenged." Posted: 11:53 am on July 9th
RustyDiva writes: I guess I have it easy because my camera has a resize option. It also tells me which size is best for photos, e-mails and posting online. Ain't technology nifty? Posted: 11:23 am on July 9th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Microsoft Office has a program called PAINT. I find it pretty simple to use.

Click Start at the bottom left of your screen
Open (Find where your photo is saved)
Change veritical AND horizontal size to 30%
Save As (Something different so you don't alter the size of your original photo).

Posted: 11:20 am on July 9th
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