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How do I reduce the resolution of a picture?

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I want to include pictures so that I can illustrate a problem in the Forum.However they are bigger than the maximum of 150 KB allowed on the Forum and I can't figure out how to reduce them.I use Vista, hit Print Screen then paste into "Windows Paint". Finally I save to a folder with it's own name.I check the size with a right click for "Properties and if they're too large I'm stumped as to how to proceed.Help would be appreciated.Cliff

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If your using Microsoft Paint go to Edit-->Resize/Skew to reduce the file size. Also, make sure you save your file as a jpeg file especially if your original is a bmp file.

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When I switched to Vista, my old photo editing program didn't work anymore. I downloaded and tried several and settled on "Photoscape". It does everything I want to do.When saving a pic, you choose jpeg, and then there is a slider. Just slide it to the left until it's under 150 kb and that's it.JimDell XPS 420 Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 ghz3 gb dual channel 800 mhz DDR2 RAM512 mb nvidia 8800GT500 gb SATA drive 7200 rpmSoundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music22" Acer widescreen LCDWindows Vista Home Premium

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Hi Jim,I downloaded Photoscape but do not see the two things that you mentioned....- slider that I place to the left until under 150k. I have a slider but it gives me resolution choices, not file size- when I hit "save" or "save as", I am not given a choice to change from bitmap to jpeg.Thanks for any help.Doug

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Doug,When you have edited your photo, click on SAVE. In the box that comes up, click on SAVE AS. Then you'll be prompted for a file name and type (select .jpg). Then a new box will open called JPEG QUALITY. There is a slider that, when you slide it to the left, decreases the file size. Once you're under 150 kb you're good.HINT: For uploading, I generally resize pictures to 800 X 600 so the file size is smaller without sacrificing quality.JimDell XPS 420 Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 ghz3 gb dual channel 800 mhz DDR2 RAM512 mb nvidia 8800GT500 gb SATA drive 7200 rpmSoundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music22" Acer widescreen LCDWindows Vista Home Premium

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Thanks Jim...I'll try it tonight and let the group know how it goes.Doug

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It worked PERFECTLY. Thanks.I've flown over 200 hours in the past 12 months on FSX and have enjoyed every minute. More importantly, it has made me a safer real world pilot and easily saved me $1,000 or more in training flights.On almost every flight, I take a photo or two --- still blown away at the beauty of the clouds and scenery in FSX (even with no enhancement program). Now I have a tool where I can share some of the best photos with others who share my love of simming.Look for some photos in the photo sharing section this weekend from me!!

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Great Doug! Glad it worked for you, and thanks for reporting back.JimDell XPS 420 Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 ghz3 gb dual channel 800 mhz DDR2 RAM512 mb nvidia 8800GT500 gb SATA drive 7200 rpmSoundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music22" Acer widescreen LCDWindows Vista Home Premium

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