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Resizing Pictures

To benefit the most people by this tutorial, we have chosen a free image viewer/editor called Irfanview. You can obtain this program by going to . If you install it and leave the default settings, it will automatically open your "jpg" pictures.

STEP I: Open the picture you want to send with Irfanview by either doubleclicking the picture, or by opening Irfanview and then click File, Open, and browse for your picture. Once your picture is opened, click Image, then Resize/Resample (or simply type Control + R).

STEP II: A window will popup. "Set new size" will already be marked for you. The only thing you need to change is width. We suggest changing it to "400" which is usually a good size to send in email. Notice when you change the width, that the height will change for you automatically. Just click OK.

STEP III: Now you need to save your newly resized picture. Click File, Save As, and give the picture a name. Save it on your desktop, or in a folder that you can easily find. Note: If you save it in the same folder as the original picture, and give it the same name, it will copy over your original picture. If you want to keep your original, be sure to give it a different name if you save it in the same folder.

Now your picture is ready to send in a much smaller size! The picture we used in our example, was 234 kb, which is quite large to send in email. When we resized it, it was only 34 kb.

While we realize there are many variations to our tutorial, we used the easiest steps for the benefit of those that are not familiar with image editing. If you use another image editor, the technique will be about the same; we cannot provide technical support on all image editors though.



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