Large images and display size

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  1. Gargoyle
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    I've noticed how large images are resized to fit the browser window, which is great. On other sites they can force the browser window to stretch very wide.

    I also see there is no notice during image upload of a max file size. I spotted one example where the uploaded image was 2,256px × 1,496px but the display was scaled to 780px × 517px. Click the display and the full image appears. Great functionality, but it raises a big question.

    That image was about 880k. Does that mean every time someone loads that page, their browser d/l's an 880 k image file, or does MP automatically create a smaller, lighter weight version? If the former, then I think you need to put a limit on image upload size.
     
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    I used to use Photoshop to reduce the image size when I wanted to post something online, email it, etc. I don't have access to PS on this computer. What are others using to turn high-res photos into low-res ones? I'm guessing my Sony Vaio, running Office, has something that will do this, but I'm not recognizing it. Thanks for any useful suggestions.
     
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    Check into Paint Shop Pro. I haven't used it in years, but it has a good reputation.
    They have iPad and iPhone versions, full version is $69, but you can get older versions for less.
    Also PaintShop Photo Express is $39.
    http://store1.corel.com/corel/subCategory.jsp?cat=cat3430093

    They also list Photo Impact, for $29
     
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    Thanks for that. I have Paint. I know it's not intended to be a photo editor. Do you know if I should be able to do it using that?
     
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    Last time I looked at Paint it was really limited. I think you can find an old version of Paint Shop Pro for free download, since it started out as shareware. Look for JASC versions from before Corel bought it.
     
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    FastStone Photo Resizer -- I like it for batch resizing and renaming.

    I also use GIMP for certain image needs, though it is absolutely NOT intended to be a replacement for PS! I used GIMP to create my avatar.
     
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    Thanks SCF! I am loving the helpful information exchange here. Cheers all--especially to Randy!
     
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