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Title: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Divided he ad on April 04, 2011, 07:57:21 PM
Using  Faststone photo resizer :



This is to help save valuable storage space on Madmodder!

This is a program used on Madmodder by a few of us.... It's simple and quick to set up and will make all your pictures more pleasant for

others to upload and view (will help them fit on smaller screens and easier for slower connections too).




This program not only allows you to shrink your photo's size. It allows you to add text and watermarks to your pic's to stop them being

used elsewhere without others knowing they are yours.



Well, on with the post.... the free programme can be downloaded here...          http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm




You need to set the program up :

Select advanced options and select the "resize" tab from the tabs at the top of the window. Set the size you want your pic's. Click the

"pick a standard size" button and select your size from the drop down menu. Most choose 600x800. Make sure you tick/check the little box

in the top left corner with "resize" next to it!


(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/dividedhead/Random%20stuff/RS002.jpg)





Now, if you want to add text and or a water mark then you must select the "text"  or "Watermark"  tabs at the the top of the advanced options screen.


Text :   Write your text. Change font size, and opacity. Make sure you tick/check the box in the top left.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/dividedhead/Random%20stuff/rs003.jpg)


Watermark :         (I had to specially use this program to shrink my picture till I got my desired size)

Select the origin file of your picture using the box to the right of the words "watermark image"
Select the desired position of the mark. and then the opacity and anything else you would like from this screen.... Make sure you tick/check the box in the top left.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/dividedhead/Random%20stuff/rs004.jpg)


Once you have finished editing the advanced options make sure you click the  "OK" box bottom right.




Adding the pic's you want to resize

You can select the pictures you want to re-size from your computer hard drive using the left hand menu boxes.. select the pic's you want and then click "Add"

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/dividedhead/Random%20stuff/RS001.jpg)



Select the "output folder" click browse and find the place you want them top appear..... I made a new folder in my  "my documents" folder and called it "Resized" I find it easy to find (I even made sub-folders within the resized folder... But that's just me)

Make sure you have :

The correct output folder (and have ticked/checked the box) And correct output type?  (Jpeg for me.)  and ticked/checked the "Use advanced options...."   and   "ask before overwrite"  boxes too... And any others you think you might like?




Now you are ready to make your resized, watermarked images :

They are already in the top right menu box above so click the "convert" button and watch as the file size and picture size are reduced by loads and the watermark(s) are added......


(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/dividedhead/Random%20stuff/rs006.jpg)



They then end up (in my case) in your resized file....

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/dividedhead/Random%20stuff/rs007.jpg)


I use this resized file to hold the pic's ready for upload to my photobucket account ( http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=607.0 ) and then once they are there I delete from this file (making sure I never touch the originals in my  "my pictures" file.) Then as in the post linked to here I add them to Madmodder and don't fill the site with huge picture files  :beer:  







The beauty of this program.... You never have to play with the settings again unless you want to! as long as you "ok'd" them all then they are saved in the program!!!   :)

If you ever want to just plain resize and not add water marks then simply enter "advanced options" and un-tick/check the boxes in the top left corners of the selected tabs.... then select the "OK" button.  Carry out your non-marked re-sizing and then re-select them later.... They are still saved!!









As always, any questions, just ask.



Well, that's it for pic's etc for tonight... Edited at silly o'clock and I'm tired! any mistakes feel free to let me know  :thumbup:







Ralph.



Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: saw on April 05, 2011, 04:00:59 AM
This is good, I belived that many needed this information.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: andyf on April 05, 2011, 05:25:57 AM
Most helpful, Ralph. Up to now, I have either been using the resizing facility within Photobucket, which I find cumbersome, or doing it in MS Paint before uploading to P'bucket, but the ability to resize batches of photos will be a boon.

Andy
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Bernd on April 05, 2011, 08:22:10 AM
Downloaded it. Gonna give it a try on my newer computer.

At present I'm doing all the picture editing on the old computer and then transfering them on to the new one. Pain in Butt. :bang:

Bernd
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Divided he ad on April 05, 2011, 03:18:50 PM
Glad you guys like it  :) 


Worth the hours  :thumbup:




You will not regret this program. It makes all resizing stunningly easier once you have it set up  :borg:







Ralph.
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Bernd on April 06, 2011, 03:01:04 PM
The HP printer I got for the older computer came with software that allowed resizing. I ofter wondered why some people's photo's were always so big. I guess not all eqipment comes with good picture editing software.

I should see what my wifes digital 35mm camera came with. I'm looking into the video end of things now. My old Kodak digital used some weird software that wasn't reconized by the major video editing software that comes on the computer.

Bernd
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Chuck in E. TN on June 27, 2011, 02:44:26 PM
Just found this thread, Have downloaded the resizer and am now making some watermarks. For those who have already set this up, what size did you use for the watermark images?

Chuck in E. TN
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: allanchrister on June 28, 2011, 04:07:51 AM
 I'm sure its great and I know that I have been guilty lately at posting too large pics.

Unfortunately, this is a Windows program, and I use a Mac......

I'll look for something similar for my machine, and I'll be very surprised if it is not provided in the utilities folder somewhere...

Allan
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Bogstandard on June 28, 2011, 06:10:14 AM
Chuck,

It is a 'play with' program. You won't do any harm while finding what you really want.

Once you get the watermark just so, leave it alone, and only turn it on/off when you want to use it.

I find the rename and shrink bit the best, plus coupled with the watermark as well, you can convert your pictures in a matter of seconds. Drop your pics into a permanent folder that the program always goes to, set it up to save in a finished folder, select the pics you want to change, press the button and it will do hundreds of conversions in seconds, web ready, without touching the originals.


John
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Chuck in E. TN on June 28, 2011, 09:38:15 AM
You're spot on, John. I played with it a bit, used a text art website to make a couple of watermarks.

Chuck in E. TN
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: bry1975 on June 29, 2011, 09:55:35 AM
Another image hoster that's free and is also very easy to resize is imageshack.us.

http://imageshack.us/
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: DaveH on June 29, 2011, 10:31:06 AM
bry1975,

It might be good and free,
but here in Southern Africa we don't see the images.

DaveH
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Chuck in E. TN on June 29, 2011, 01:40:31 PM
To further this along, another question. I'm scanning drawings out of Hall book for the grinding table I'm going to make. The book is a small format, and the pic's come out small. I have been manually enlarging them one at a time with MS Office Picture Manager and MS Paint to get them to 8 1/2" x 11" size for printing. Anyone know of a quicker way to do it using Faststone photo resizer?

Chuck in E. TN
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Bernd on June 29, 2011, 04:58:13 PM
Try scanning to the highest resolution setting that the software of the scanner will allow if possible. Then play with the resizer for page size. Might work. :smart:

Bernd
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: doubletop on June 30, 2011, 04:45:26 AM
I wondered how people did that. I couldn't see Bogs effin about with photoshop adding Wallace and Grommit to 80 odd pics, and that's just for one posting.

Now; how do I retrospectively mod all my pics on Photobucket without changing the picture filename?

Pete
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Bogstandard on June 30, 2011, 05:27:34 AM
I think you might be in trouble trying to do that Pete.

If I was you, I would just start from all your new piccies, in fact, that is what I did when I first started using the program many moons ago, as it would have meant me modifying well over 3,000 pictures in bucket.


John
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: doubletop on June 30, 2011, 06:01:47 AM
Actually I've just worked out how to add the watermark to existing pics on photobucket. Doing it this way replaces the files with watermarked files with the same names. Its a bit mandraulic but worked and ensured the links in posts remained intact.

In photobucket select download album and save the zip file on your pc in a new folder (named after the album, but it doesn't matter) Make sure you've got them all in the zip file.

Unzip the zip file and use FastStone to add the watermark allowing it it overwrite the files you've just downloaded. The files will be replaced with watermarked versions with the same file name. (use 1024 x768 as the conversion size as that's what photobucket had converted them to

Go back to your album in photobucket, at the bottom of the screen do select all, delete. If you have more than one page (24 photos) you'll have to do this a number of times to delete them all. If you don't delete them all the new upload will get the images re-named and then won't be the photos referenced by your posting links.

then select upload images and copy the files you've just converted back to photobucket.

Done.

It took me less than 5 mins to watermark all the pics in my posting here

http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=4945.0 (http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=4945.0)


Pete


 
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Bogstandard on June 30, 2011, 06:47:37 AM
Nice one Pete.

I will get mine done sometime, unfortunately as most of mine are already watermarked, it would be a matter of me sorting out the non done ones, that is of course unless someone knows an easier way.


John


Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: doubletop on June 30, 2011, 06:55:55 AM
I suggest just try doing them all regardless. If they've not got a watermark they'll get one, if they've already got one it will get overwritten. Which may be something for saving them as 1024 wide as then the water mark image should remain the correct size. But just try it first before the delete overwite bit, there is a chance that the remnants of the old watermark may remain.

Pete

(John see PM)
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Depaugie on October 19, 2013, 05:30:44 PM
Hi Ralph,
I am relatively new to all this and is there an idiot proof way to resize/post photos from a Mac?
Thanks Paul
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Pete49 on October 19, 2013, 10:29:36 PM
buy a pc??? :D  I think there are programs for the mac that would be available, maybe try a mac forum as this must surely come up in many forums that involves pictures. sorry other than that can't help.
Pete
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Divided he ad on October 20, 2013, 06:24:48 PM
Hi Paul,

Sorry but I have absolutely no clue about Mac machines. Never even used one.

Swift goggle search ....  http://www.nchsoftware.com/imageconverter/index.html?gclid=CNqumPu5proCFS_KtAodDSgALQ

Other than that Pete's suggestion of a mac based forum might help?





Ralph.
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: vtsteam on October 20, 2013, 08:20:14 PM
Paul, I posted this elsewhere, but mtpaint is free and available for Mac, Linux, and Win.

I use it constantly to resize pics, or adjust contrast, etc. it's very simple and very compact. I use it on Linux, but I imagine it's the same on a Mac.

http://mtpaint.softpedia.com/

 

To resize a picture you've opened in MTPaint, click on Image at the top of the screen. Then click on Scale Canvas

Fill in the new size you want -- generally 640 wide (or 800 wide) for this forum (and don't bother with the height. It will take care of itself.)

Hit Okay, and it's done. Extremely simple.

Then save the new size picture somewhere on your hard drive, and close MTpaint.



For posting it in a message on the forum, just open a new message, and below where you write stuff you'll see in blue Attachments and other options -- Click that.

Click on Attach: Browse;

Your computers directories will be shown, and you should use that to find your picture file.

When you've found it, click Open and that's all you need to do.

Then finish your message and post it.



If you want to load more than one picture, after you have selected the first one via the Attach:Browse button, you will see the words "(more attachments)" in blue under it. Click on that and another "Browse" button will appear for adding a second picture.

Keep doing that until you've added all the pictures you want. Then finish your message and post it.
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Depaugie on October 21, 2013, 01:08:35 AM
Thanks Vtstream.
I have being trying to construct an app that I got instructions from a Mac forum, but no luck.
either I have a problem with software or more likely I am doing something wrong.
I will try your suggestion.
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: SteveM on March 25, 2015, 03:34:28 PM
I've been using Photobucket to resize and host. Is that acceptable? I don't want to cause any problems or make the forum gods mad:) Thanks for all info, this is a great group!
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Brass_Machine on March 25, 2015, 04:53:19 PM
I've been using Photobucket to resize and host. Is that acceptable? I don't want to cause any problems or make the forum gods mad:) Thanks for all info, this is a great group!

Steve, use whatever works for you. No problems right now!  :thumbup:

Eric
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: mechman48 on March 26, 2015, 04:34:03 AM
I use Faststone resizer & found it easy to use for all my pic requirements...  :thumbup:

George
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: howsitwork? on November 29, 2015, 04:53:25 PM
Very confused windows 8.1 doesn't like any of the downloads and can't instal - anyone else had any issues with this?
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: AR1911 on December 05, 2015, 11:55:05 PM
 Man, I have been looking for a program like this!
I had some old family slides scanned professionally and they came back in 28mb files each. Currently resizing all to something more palatable.

Thanks!   :mmr:
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Biggles on February 22, 2016, 02:53:00 PM
I am relatively new to this; I have not been able to have my photos open in full size despite resizing. I donít use Photobucket as I have sufficient space in my PC to accommodate a large number of photos, I just use Fast stone resizer. Any suggestions, have I missed a box to click in Fast stone? :thumbup:
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: awemawson on February 22, 2016, 03:30:23 PM
If you are running Windows, open the picture in paint, under the 'home' tag click 'resize' click pixels and set to 640x480 (best size for the forum), then save either as a new copy with a meaningful name, or just splat the original at the new resolution.
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Divided he ad on February 23, 2016, 04:34:24 AM
Hi Biggles, 

You have not as far as I know missed a box. 

Most computers now have massive storage capacity... also external storage devices are cheap.
But we use off site storage to help the forum out as it takes little to no server space (I'm sure that's correct.... I will be corrected if not).


I personally chose photobucket. There are many others,  one I can think of now is flicker.... but there are others.

Hope that helps a bit?


Ralph. 
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: awemawson on February 23, 2016, 06:16:59 AM
Ralph,

The problem with off site storage is that the thread becomes meaningless when pictures no longer appear. If they are stored on the forum server that isn't an issue.

There are many potentially very useful reference threads on Madmodder that are now useless for this reason. Those by "Bogstandard" are an example but there are many more
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Biggles on February 23, 2016, 04:08:46 PM
Thanks all, I have resized the photos as already mentioned the only problem I have is that the photos appear thumbnail size until clicked on. On other peopleís pages the photos are displayed full size without the need to double click on them. If I havenít missed a tick box then I assume itís the link with photobucket that does the sizing. I try and shy away from free sites as they have a cost to them, usually adds or viruses. :scratch:
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: awemawson on February 23, 2016, 04:28:12 PM
I think that all pictures hosted on the forum appear as thumbnails until clicked - certainly mine do, and I've posted a heck of a lot of them over the years. It makes the thread easier to scroll through, particularly for people on a slow connection. If they want to see more detail, it's there at the click of a button.

I suspect, but have no proof to back it up, that the one that you see that are large when you first open the thread, are the ones hosted off forum. Sometimes people post them at such a high resolution that scroll bars are no longer on screen, so it's impossible to see what they are trying to show you  :hammer:

There are occasions when high resolutions are justifiable (such as showing a detailed circuit diagram with text) but normally 640x480 is what to aim for.
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Biggles on February 24, 2016, 09:34:23 PM
OK, managed to open an account with Photobucket even with the adblocker; They did complain though!! I recon its the translation of the image from offsite thats doing it. I'll give it a go next time i upload a photo.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Divided he ad on March 07, 2016, 02:55:03 PM
Andrew,

I understand where you're coming from. I was just stating why many use off site storage.  :thumbup:

Bog's..... That's a whole can o worms I'm not opening back up!!





Ralph.
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: RobWilson on March 09, 2016, 03:25:13 PM
Maybe  just delete the threads with missing photos , they are probably old threads anyway , save on server space  ,start with this one  http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,6731.0.html :coffee:



Rob
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: Toolshed on May 06, 2016, 01:46:29 PM
How do you get text and pics inline instead of the pics coming in at the bottom?  Do you have to go back and edit the post after?
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: RobWilson on May 06, 2016, 02:01:11 PM
You will need to host your photos with say http://photobucket.com/  or simmilar , http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,607.0.html        then the photos can be added like so .

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u410/RobWilson100/Large%20Combination%20Square/preview_zpsvzs0lf68.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/RobWilson100/media/Large%20Combination%20Square/preview_zpsvzs0lf68.jpg.html)


Rob
Title: Re: Photo resizing using - Faststone photo resizer
Post by: awemawson on May 06, 2016, 07:33:36 PM
The down side being that if the off forum hosting ever gets disrupted, your posts here will be meaningless referring to missing pictures. Sadly we have many older threads like that on the forum that otherwise would be a useful resource for newer members  :(