Resizing Images without the use of photoshop or equivalent
I believe one of the other admins took the filesize restrictions off, but I still don't want to see obnoxiously sized images on here anyways. It's nice to be able to post HUGE images if required but no one wants to see 5000pixel images anyways. Here's a quick write-up on resizing images with the free version of MS paint that comes with windows:
Open up paint, and click file open
Navigate to the image you wish to resize (2), then click the open button (3)
Ignore the obnoxiously large image you just opened, and click image>stretch/skew
This part may take some experimentation (or some simple math), but we're going to assume you're too lazy to figure out what size you want to bring your image down to mathmatically and do it the guessing way. Large images straight off of a digital camera are generally pretty large, but exact size depends on the camera, and the cameras settings so this number will change for each application.
Enter the percentage of which you want your image to appear in comparison to the original picture in both the horizontal and vertical boxes (marked with arrows). These have to be the same or you'll stretch/skew your image out of shape. Click the ok button
If your image is still too large, you can image>stretch/skew again and try again. If you've managed to shrink it down too small, the trusty edit>undo button will give you another crack at it.
Once you have that little number down, you're finished and it's time to save this piece of art you've created. Time for a file>save as
Now simply name the file accordingly (7), and BE SURE to save the file as a .jpg (JPEG) file - (8).
If .jpg is not an option, .gif will work and .bmp is a worst case scenario type deal. Final step: you guessed it, click the save button (9)
All finished up - time to upload to the LTR450hq server