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Cassie August 1st 06 11:43 PM

how do you resize photos
 
Hi' all.
Could someone please tell me how to resize photographs. My friend was sent a
few photos via email and they are all large raging from 576KB & some a bit
smaller but not much, and she asked me how to resize them. I'm not very
familiar with photos and I have only enlarged them in the past I think, it's
been a while since I did it. Also I am not very computer savvy just know a
little bit more than my friend. She didn't have any software so I downloaded
"Irfanview" on her computer and she wanted 6x4 inches but no matter what I
did I couldn't get 6x4inches it kept jumping back to a different number, I
managed to get 7x5 but not sure how I did it now. My friend has the starter
program of Adobe photo shop and found 6x4 but it would not print on her
Hewlett Packard. I had a practise on my computer with Grandview as I have a
photo in my pictures that is 576KB but I don't understand the pixel
measurements which is 1188x1848 for that size. I either ended up with a tiny
photo or a large one. I have Canon software as well but again the pixels and
cm have me confused, not sure what the equivalent is and even if I did it
jumps back to what it wants. I would appreciate any advice and sorry to
sound so dumb.
Regards,
Cassie



Roy G August 2nd 06 12:07 AM

how do you resize photos
 
"Cassie" wrote in message
...
Hi' all.
Could someone please tell me how to resize photographs. My friend was sent
a few photos via email and they are all large raging from 576KB & some a
bit smaller but not much, and she asked me how to resize them. I'm not
very familiar with photos and I have only enlarged them in the past I
think, it's been a while since I did it. Also I am not very computer savvy
just know a little bit more than my friend. She didn't have any software
so I downloaded "Irfanview" on her computer and she wanted 6x4 inches but
no matter what I did I couldn't get 6x4inches it kept jumping back to a
different number, I managed to get 7x5 but not sure how I did it now. My
friend has the starter program of Adobe photo shop and found 6x4 but it
would not print on her Hewlett Packard. I had a practise on my computer
with Grandview as I have a photo in my pictures that is 576KB but I don't
understand the pixel measurements which is 1188x1848 for that size. I
either ended up with a tiny photo or a large one. I have Canon software as
well but again the pixels and cm have me confused, not sure what the
equivalent is and even if I did it jumps back to what it wants. I would
appreciate any advice and sorry to sound so dumb.
Regards,
Cassie

Have a look at www.scantips.com Pixels and things are well explained
there, or try reading the Help Files in one of your Photo Programs.

This is easy, but writing a quick set of instructions for a photo program I
am not familiar with, would be rather difficult.

Roy G



Cassie August 2nd 06 12:35 AM

how do you resize photos
 
Thanks Roy, I had a look at the link you posted, there is a lot of reading
but looks as though it may help I hope.
Many thanks,
Cassie.
"Roy G" wrote in message
...
"Cassie" wrote in message
...
Hi' all.
Could someone please tell me how to resize photographs. My friend was
sent a few photos via email and they are all large raging from 576KB &
some a bit smaller but not much, and she asked me how to resize them. I'm
not very familiar with photos and I have only enlarged them in the past I
think, it's been a while since I did it. Also I am not very computer
savvy just know a little bit more than my friend. She didn't have any
software so I downloaded "Irfanview" on her computer and she wanted 6x4
inches but no matter what I did I couldn't get 6x4inches it kept jumping
back to a different number, I managed to get 7x5 but not sure how I did
it now. My friend has the starter program of Adobe photo shop and found
6x4 but it would not print on her Hewlett Packard. I had a practise on
my computer with Grandview as I have a photo in my pictures that is 576KB
but I don't understand the pixel measurements which is 1188x1848 for
that size. I either ended up with a tiny photo or a large one. I have
Canon software as well but again the pixels and cm have me confused, not
sure what the equivalent is and even if I did it jumps back to what it
wants. I would appreciate any advice and sorry to sound so dumb.
Regards,
Cassie

Have a look at www.scantips.com Pixels and things are well explained
there, or try reading the Help Files in one of your Photo Programs.

This is easy, but writing a quick set of instructions for a photo program
I am not familiar with, would be rather difficult.

Roy G




Don August 2nd 06 01:18 AM

how do you resize photos
 
"Cassie" wrote in
:

Hi' all.
Could someone please tell me how to resize photographs. My friend was
sent a few photos via email and they are all large raging from 576KB &
some a bit smaller but not much, and she asked me how to resize them.
I'm not very familiar with photos and I have only enlarged them in the
past I think, it's been a while since I did it. Also I am not very
computer savvy just know a little bit more than my friend. She didn't
have any software so I downloaded "Irfanview" on her computer and she
wanted 6x4 inches but no matter what I did I couldn't get 6x4inches it
kept jumping back to a different number, I managed to get 7x5 but not
sure how I did it now. My friend has the starter program of Adobe
photo shop and found 6x4 but it would not print on her Hewlett
Packard. I had a practise on my computer with Grandview as I have a
photo in my pictures that is 576KB but I don't understand the pixel
measurements which is 1188x1848 for that size. I either ended up with
a tiny photo or a large one. I have Canon software as well but again
the pixels and cm have me confused, not sure what the equivalent is
and even if I did it jumps back to what it wants. I would appreciate
any advice and sorry to sound so dumb.
Regards,
Cassie



80-85 pixels is "apporximately" one-inch (depending upon your computer
screen resolution).

Roy G August 2nd 06 01:29 AM

how do you resize photos
 
"Cassie" wrote in message
...
Thanks Roy, I had a look at the link you posted, there is a lot of reading
but looks as though it may help I hope.
Many thanks,
Cassie.
"Roy G" wrote in message
...
"Cassie" wrote in message



Have a look at www.scantips.com Pixels and things are well explained
there, or try reading the Help Files in one of your Photo Programs.

This is easy, but writing a quick set of instructions for a photo program
I am not familiar with, would be rather difficult.

Roy G




Hi again.

I should add that I have just found a Canon provided program on my machine,
called Arc Soft Photo Studio 5.5. and also Irfanview. Irfanview is more of
a picture viewer than an editing program.

I have looked at both of those and there is no way of resizing without
adding or removing pixels. That is a bad thing to do, because it will cause
damage to the picture which will almost certainly have had its pixels
changed already.

What you need to do is change how closely packed the pixels are. If you
want the picture to print smaller then you want to pack the pixels closer
together, but you do not want to add or remove pixels.

This is done by changing the Pixel per Inch (PPI) figures. That can be done
very easily in real Digital Photo Editing Programs like Photoshop Elements,
but I don't know about Photo Shop De Lux or whatever your program is.

There is a Free Editing Program called Picassa which can be downloaded, but
again I have no experience of it..

It is possible that the Printer will have a setting somewhere to "Scale" the
image, or to set the Final Print Size, and the printer driver will do this
alteration for you without inventing or losing pixels.

By the way your image is actually a 2.2 Mb picture (1188 x 1848 = 2,195424).
It is only 576 Kb because of compression being applied when it is closed to
its saved size. It should still print well at 6 inches x 4 inches.

On these groups a 2.2Mb image is considered small, if not very small. A 2
Mega Pixel Camera will produce a 6Mb image, a10 Mp Camera will produce a 30
Mb Image.

Best of luck,

Roy G



Cassie August 2nd 06 01:54 AM

how do you resize photos
 
Thanks again Roy,
I'll have a look at Picassa, this is so confusing especially when one is not
very good at photography. I really just want to help my friend who has so
many of her grandchildren's photos sent to her but when I opened them up
they filled the entire screen and they print only print out part of the huge
picture. I'll have to do some reading. I have Arcsoft software too so maybe
that would change the size.
Cassie.
"Roy G" wrote in message
...
"Cassie" wrote in message
...
Thanks Roy, I had a look at the link you posted, there is a lot of
reading but looks as though it may help I hope.
Many thanks,
Cassie.
"Roy G" wrote in message
...
"Cassie" wrote in message



Have a look at www.scantips.com Pixels and things are well explained
there, or try reading the Help Files in one of your Photo Programs.

This is easy, but writing a quick set of instructions for a photo
program I am not familiar with, would be rather difficult.

Roy G




Hi again.

I should add that I have just found a Canon provided program on my
machine, called Arc Soft Photo Studio 5.5. and also Irfanview. Irfanview
is more of a picture viewer than an editing program.

I have looked at both of those and there is no way of resizing without
adding or removing pixels. That is a bad thing to do, because it will
cause damage to the picture which will almost certainly have had its
pixels changed already.

What you need to do is change how closely packed the pixels are. If you
want the picture to print smaller then you want to pack the pixels closer
together, but you do not want to add or remove pixels.

This is done by changing the Pixel per Inch (PPI) figures. That can be
done very easily in real Digital Photo Editing Programs like Photoshop
Elements, but I don't know about Photo Shop De Lux or whatever your
program is.

There is a Free Editing Program called Picassa which can be downloaded,
but again I have no experience of it..

It is possible that the Printer will have a setting somewhere to "Scale"
the image, or to set the Final Print Size, and the printer driver will do
this alteration for you without inventing or losing pixels.

By the way your image is actually a 2.2 Mb picture (1188 x 1848 =
2,195424). It is only 576 Kb because of compression being applied when it
is closed to its saved size. It should still print well at 6 inches x 4
inches.

On these groups a 2.2Mb image is considered small, if not very small. A 2
Mega Pixel Camera will produce a 6Mb image, a10 Mp Camera will produce a
30 Mb Image.

Best of luck,

Roy G




Charles August 2nd 06 02:02 AM

how do you resize photos
 
On Tue, 01 Aug 2006 22:43:32 GMT, "Cassie"
wrote:

Hi' all.
Could someone please tell me how to resize photographs. My friend was sent a
few photos via email and they are all large raging from 576KB & some a bit
smaller but not much, and she asked me how to resize them. I'm not very
familiar with photos and I have only enlarged them in the past I think, it's
been a while since I did it. Also I am not very computer savvy just know a
little bit more than my friend. She didn't have any software so I downloaded
"Irfanview" on her computer and she wanted 6x4 inches but no matter what I
did I couldn't get 6x4inches it kept jumping back to a different number, I
managed to get 7x5 but not sure how I did it now. My friend has the starter
program of Adobe photo shop and found 6x4 but it would not print on her
Hewlett Packard. I had a practise on my computer with Grandview as I have a
photo in my pictures that is 576KB but I don't understand the pixel
measurements which is 1188x1848 for that size. I either ended up with a tiny
photo or a large one. I have Canon software as well but again the pixels and
cm have me confused, not sure what the equivalent is and even if I did it
jumps back to what it wants. I would appreciate any advice and sorry to
sound so dumb.
Regards,
Cassie



In Irfanview, go to image Resize/Resample, choose inches and make
your change. The picture probably won't come out 6X4 because the
proportions are not correct on the original shot. If you uncheck
"Preserve aspect ratio", then you can force the size to whatever you
want, but there will be some distortion. The only other way to make
the aspect ratio correct would be to crop out part of the picture.

For that particular picture the distortion may not be too bad, give it
a try. Use Edit to undo the change if you don't like what you get, or
else make a copy of the original picture with a different name and
just work with the copy.

4X6 ration comes out to .666..., the 1184X1848 comes out to
0.642857143, so there isn't too much difference.

Any other software will have the same problem, the original picture
does not fit nicely into 4X6 format, but can be forced if you want it
to.

Cassie August 2nd 06 02:24 AM

how do you resize photos
 
Me again, I opened my Arcsoft software and the photo I have that is 576KB,
and just printed it out without changing anything and it prints in 6 x 4,
soooo! could I put this software on my friends computer even though she
doesn't have a canon she has Hewlett Packard, sorry to be a pest.
Cassie.
"Cassie" wrote in message
...
Thanks again Roy,
I'll have a look at Picassa, this is so confusing especially when one is
not very good at photography. I really just want to help my friend who has
so many of her grandchildren's photos sent to her but when I opened them
up they filled the entire screen and they print only print out part of the
huge picture. I'll have to do some reading. I have Arcsoft software too
so maybe that would change the size.
Cassie.
"Roy G" wrote in message
...
"Cassie" wrote in message
...
Thanks Roy, I had a look at the link you posted, there is a lot of
reading but looks as though it may help I hope.
Many thanks,
Cassie.
"Roy G" wrote in message
...
"Cassie" wrote in message



Have a look at www.scantips.com Pixels and things are well explained
there, or try reading the Help Files in one of your Photo Programs.

This is easy, but writing a quick set of instructions for a photo
program I am not familiar with, would be rather difficult.

Roy G




Hi again.

I should add that I have just found a Canon provided program on my
machine, called Arc Soft Photo Studio 5.5. and also Irfanview. Irfanview
is more of a picture viewer than an editing program.

I have looked at both of those and there is no way of resizing without
adding or removing pixels. That is a bad thing to do, because it will
cause damage to the picture which will almost certainly have had its
pixels changed already.

What you need to do is change how closely packed the pixels are. If you
want the picture to print smaller then you want to pack the pixels closer
together, but you do not want to add or remove pixels.

This is done by changing the Pixel per Inch (PPI) figures. That can be
done very easily in real Digital Photo Editing Programs like Photoshop
Elements, but I don't know about Photo Shop De Lux or whatever your
program is.

There is a Free Editing Program called Picassa which can be downloaded,
but again I have no experience of it..

It is possible that the Printer will have a setting somewhere to "Scale"
the image, or to set the Final Print Size, and the printer driver will do
this alteration for you without inventing or losing pixels.

By the way your image is actually a 2.2 Mb picture (1188 x 1848 =
2,195424). It is only 576 Kb because of compression being applied when it
is closed to its saved size. It should still print well at 6 inches x 4
inches.

On these groups a 2.2Mb image is considered small, if not very small. A
2 Mega Pixel Camera will produce a 6Mb image, a10 Mp Camera will produce
a 30 Mb Image.

Best of luck,

Roy G






Stormlady August 2nd 06 03:42 AM

how do you resize photos
 
You can put that software on your friends computer with no problems at all.
Or at least you shouldn't have any problems. That program is not related to
the printer at all, it is just a photo editing program. I got it free with
my Canon printer as well and I use it a fair bit actually since it's pretty
simple to use. However, I was given a cheap polariod digital camera a while
ago, and it was also bundled with the arcsoft software, just an earlier
version.

"Cassie" wrote in message
...
Me again, I opened my Arcsoft software and the photo I have that is 576KB,
and just printed it out without changing anything and it prints in 6 x 4,
soooo! could I put this software on my friends computer even though she
doesn't have a canon she has Hewlett Packard, sorry to be a pest.
Cassie.
"Cassie" wrote in message
...
Thanks again Roy,
I'll have a look at Picassa, this is so confusing especially when one is
not very good at photography. I really just want to help my friend who
has so many of her grandchildren's photos sent to her but when I opened
them up they filled the entire screen and they print only print out part
of the huge picture. I'll have to do some reading. I have Arcsoft
software too so maybe that would change the size.
Cassie.
"Roy G" wrote in message
...
"Cassie" wrote in message
...
Thanks Roy, I had a look at the link you posted, there is a lot of
reading but looks as though it may help I hope.
Many thanks,
Cassie.
"Roy G" wrote in message
...
"Cassie" wrote in message


Have a look at www.scantips.com Pixels and things are well
explained there, or try reading the Help Files in one of your Photo
Programs.

This is easy, but writing a quick set of instructions for a photo
program I am not familiar with, would be rather difficult.

Roy G




Hi again.

I should add that I have just found a Canon provided program on my
machine, called Arc Soft Photo Studio 5.5. and also Irfanview.
Irfanview is more of a picture viewer than an editing program.

I have looked at both of those and there is no way of resizing without
adding or removing pixels. That is a bad thing to do, because it will
cause damage to the picture which will almost certainly have had its
pixels changed already.

What you need to do is change how closely packed the pixels are. If you
want the picture to print smaller then you want to pack the pixels
closer together, but you do not want to add or remove pixels.

This is done by changing the Pixel per Inch (PPI) figures. That can be
done very easily in real Digital Photo Editing Programs like Photoshop
Elements, but I don't know about Photo Shop De Lux or whatever your
program is.

There is a Free Editing Program called Picassa which can be downloaded,
but again I have no experience of it..

It is possible that the Printer will have a setting somewhere to "Scale"
the image, or to set the Final Print Size, and the printer driver will
do this alteration for you without inventing or losing pixels.

By the way your image is actually a 2.2 Mb picture (1188 x 1848 =
2,195424). It is only 576 Kb because of compression being applied when
it is closed to its saved size. It should still print well at 6 inches
x 4 inches.

On these groups a 2.2Mb image is considered small, if not very small. A
2 Mega Pixel Camera will produce a 6Mb image, a10 Mp Camera will produce
a 30 Mb Image.

Best of luck,

Roy G








ASAAR August 2nd 06 04:57 AM

how do you resize photos
 
On Wed, 02 Aug 2006 00:29:24 GMT, Roy G wrote:

I should add that I have just found a Canon provided program on my machine,
called Arc Soft Photo Studio 5.5. and also Irfanview. Irfanview is more of
a picture viewer than an editing program.

I have looked at both of those and there is no way of resizing without
adding or removing pixels. That is a bad thing to do, because it will cause
damage to the picture which will almost certainly have had its pixels
changed already.


I took the question to be more about how to get the pictures
properly printed on 4" x 6" paper than to actually do image
resizing. And so . . .

When you select File - Print from IrfanView's menu, you get a
Print Preview window that allows you to specify the print size
without making any changes to the image file. Set the "Units" to cm
or inches, then select the Custom radio button. Make sure that the
Aspect Ratio box is checked, and then play with values for Width and
Height or the image might undergo some bizarre stretching. Beneath
the preview window IrfanView shows the "Resulting image size on
paper" in both cm and inches. Unless the image size already has a
4x6 aspect ratio you'll either have uneven white margins or no
margins, but with some truncation of the image. It's probably
easier to work with copies of the images, where you'd be free to
crop, rotate, spindle and mutilate. :)



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