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Best Free way to resize images?


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#1 mcdougal44

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:28 PM

Hey all,

My laptop has a small screen size of 12.1" with a resolution of 1366x768. I've been finding it very hard to find wallpapers that are the right resolution/quality. I've already found a bunch of sites that adjust the resolution for you, but there are so many more awesome wallpapers that I'd like to have. But they're always either too large or too small. My other monitor is a 17" with the resolution of 1280x1024.

Does anyone know of some good free software that will allow me to re-size an image to fit my screen?

Thanks for the help :)!
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:59 PM

Irfanview.
Resizing An Image Using Irfanview
There's a link to the program, in the tutorial.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:48 PM

FastStone Photo Resizer: http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm will let you resize images in bunches.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 08:39 PM

Thanks guys for the reply :)!

I take a look at both of them....
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 10:40 PM

You're quite welcome, mcdougal44.

FastStone Photo Resizer: http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm will let you resize images in bunches.

As will, Irfanview.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 11:20 PM

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:59 PM

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@ mcdougal144:


Welcome and I'm a BC newbie too.

Many people using Windows Platforms already know this simple desktop screen imaging tip. But it is easy to forget.

And That Is:

You can open any JPEG image and assign it to your desktop as a backdrop by right click > drop down box > choose:

"Set As Desktop Background."

Please be sure that before you attempt my suggestion that your current & favorite desktop image is backed up.
That way you can always restore it to your desktop anytime you want.

Your best bet in doing this is to open up any JPEG image using Microsoft's XP Bundled "WINDOWS PICTURE & FAX VIEWER" prog. This will easily and instantly place any opened JPEG image onto your desktop as a Wall Paper in Full Screen automatically.

If you already have another photo imaging prog and it won't do this for you, this free one already installed in XP I mentioned will.

Just right click the JPEG Thumb a/o icon > drop down box > and choose "OPEN WITH" and Win Pic & Fax Viewer should be right on top. Just choose it.

This prog can be accessed by right clicking the JPEG as either:

1. A Thumbnail.
2. An opened image from that Thumbnail.


Instantly and just that fast.

It always helps if the original JPEG image has a good px and size ratio to it. For example, JPEGS shot on a cell phone at a px rate of 70 x 70 will be placed fully onto the desktop screen of your laptop. But they will be grainy and low quality to say the least. So, keep that in mind.

Here's a Great free site where you can see and down-load some "incredible" and breath taking high quality photos to consider using for your desktop.

Be prepared to say, "Wow!" after you see any of these for the first time:

PHOTO CLASSIC-dot-COM:

http://photoclassical.com/?start=225

Each image views rather large upon first seeing them. Be sure to scroll down to see the other two or three beneath the first one on that gallery page. When you select an image you like, > click it. It will expand more and ensure a great JPEG down-load. When done, use back browser button to return to that gallery page.
At bottom of that page you can also right arrow scroll to view tons more!

Consider also doing a little "set up" work by creating a primary folder to down-load images into ahead of time.
So that you can easily retrieve and choose from them all later.

It's basically a free share site and using their images for your personal use should not be a problem.

But as always, review their disclosure policies about this first.

Good Luck & Enjoy!

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Edited by windummy, 01 May 2011 - 02:20 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:37 AM

Does Irfanview resize a small image (say 200x200) to a much bigger size (600x600) without getting the image blurry? If not, then is there any other program out there that can help with the same?

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:30 PM

It all depends on the image quality.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:06 PM

in windows xp theres a great powertoy from microsoft to easily and fast resize images found here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-xp?T1=PT

is there anything like this for windows 7? cause this doesnt work for obvious reasons ;(

edit: i knew i should have googled better XP. found a clone http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/

Edited by SilverDogg, 09 June 2011 - 12:13 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:25 PM

Any photo edit site should help you. One I happen to use is photobucket.com.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:59 PM

the most basic, easiest and simple way to do that is to just simply edit it in paint and resize it there by right clicking the whole image and sketch/skew and stretch it by 25% horizontal and vertical.
hope that helped cause its what I do for my laptop and it always works

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:24 PM

Concerning sizing up...generally, it's hard to increase the size of an image...analogous to creating something out of nothing. The blurriness occurs because the actual pixels for that image...are fewer in number when trying to increase size...and the attempted fills to the desired size result in images that are just less sharp to the eye.

That's one reason why it's always good to retain your originals, rather than chopped-down images you have created.

Some software does a better job of attempting to go up the ladder...than others.

http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/resolution/a/increasingres.htm

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:53 AM

Desktop Nexus Wallpapers has 100's of thousands of high quality wallpapers of every sort and automatically resizes any
wallpaper you choose to fit your monitor. In case you're interested you can find it here:

http://www.desktopnexus.com/

You can also choose to look for wallpapers that were created using your specific resolution.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 05:42 AM

PicasaI believe this program will let you. It's from Google & free
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