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Posted By: Graeme Ogg
Posted On: Monday April 15, 2019 at 12:16 PM
This is a query that pops up here from time to time!
People have different ways of setting a suitable image size for Forum posting depending on whether they are PC or Mac users and whether or not they have a photo editing suite like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements or one of the simpler free photo editors available.

If you don't have anything like that and you are a PC user, open the photo in Picture Manager.

Click "Edit pictures" on the top toolbar.

Over on the right you will see an option "Change picture size - resize".

Click "Resize" and you will see the default setting is "Original size". Below that there are further options.

1. Click the "Predefined width x height" button and you are offered a set of convenient standard sizes - Document Large/Small, Web Large/Small or E-mail Large/Small. I would suggest trying the "Web large" or "Web small" options and save a copy of your photo in that format (remember to give the re-sized version a different name or add "copy" to the filename so you don't lose your original full-size picture).

Open a Forum web post and paste in the resulting image. If it isn't the size you want just exit without posting the message, try one of the other options and save that as "copy 2" then try that one for size.

2. There is also the option of selecting "Percentage of original width/height". Again, you'd just have to experiment. Try "50%" as a starting point.

There is also a third option - "set custom width and height" but then you would have to measure the original and calculate the new width and height so as not to distort the original proportions. I'd avoid that one if I were you!

Maybe someone else will suggest an alternative method. If you are a Mac user I expect there is some equivalent photo edit facility.

Hope that is some use to you. By way of example, the photo below is 680 x 420 pixels (about 7x5 inches in real life) and is roughly equivalent to the "Web large" size offered in Picture Manager.

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Message thread:

Can anyone tell me how to control the size of the pictures? (EOM) by Richard Nosker #25701
This is a query that pops up here from time to time! by Graeme Ogg #25701.1
Thank you, Graeme. by Richard Nosker #25701.1.1
Much better. Thanks. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25701.1.1.1
Looks fine for size. by Graeme Ogg #25701.1.1.2
I use the programmes that come with my lap top. by Mike Coupe #25701.1.2
It would be nice if this website got into the 21st century. by Harvey Goranson #25701.2
Facebook and Google and all the sites like that are entities with money up the wazoo. Anyone by Tom Ciryak #25701.2.1
Ability, yes. Time, not until I retire in about 15 years. by Robert Bolin #25701.2.1.1
My point exactly........ (EOM) by Tom Ciryak #25701.
Just edit the img tag in the HTML and set a width and height then you needn't maintain two sizes. by Robert Bolin #25701.2.2
I find myself doing something similar. Though I keep both sizes. One to post and the other by Tom Ciryak #25701.2.2.1

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