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« on: July 07, 2005 08:50:42 AM »

I currently don't have access to a digital cam, but I do have a scanner, and there are a few projects I'd like to post about. Now, I can take the scans, and while they're not fabulous (they ARE from a scanner) they're ok, you know? Unfortunately, they turn out absolutely humongous. I need an example.

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I don't have any fancy photo programs.  Cry Isn't there any easy way to resize these scans?


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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005 08:57:01 AM »

What resolution are you scanning at? Images scanned at high resolution will look HUGE on screen (but still print normal sized).  I think 360 pixels per inch is pretty standard for printing photos, but us unnecessary for images you only want to use online.  If you can set your scanner to scan at "72 dpi" or "72 pixels per inch", you will get an image that looks smaller on the screen.  It will not be very pretty to print, but since that is the normal resolution of monitors it will look the same on the screen.  Added bonus: the file size will be smaller as well.

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2005 09:04:13 AM »

You don't need fancy photo editing programs to resize the scans.  If you're on Windows and have Paint, that's good enough. 

Open the picture with Paint.  Select Image, Stretch/Skew.  Enter matching values of less than 100 in Stretch Horizontal and Vertical.   Example: to reduce the size of the picture by 50%, enter 50 in Stretch Horizontal and Vertical.  Don't enter anything in the Skew fields. Click OK.

If the size of the picture is still too big, do it again.  Play around with it.  You haven't hurt or changed anything until you select File/Save.  Or, if you're not sure of the results, File/Save As.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2005 10:16:26 AM »

Yay! Thanks, you guys!


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