Resizing a Picture in Windows.
The purpose of this instruction is for taking a high res pic and making a smaller version for posting on a website.
For Windows PCs only. . . It's time to teach you to fish. I just want to say, there are about 1000 ways to resize a file. Some easier, some harder. This method (or something very similar) will work for just about any version of Windows.
To resize a picture for posting, do these steps.
(1) Use Windows Explorer to find your file. Once you find your picture, make a copy of it so that you do not destroy the original file.
(2) Use Windows Paint to edit the new file. You can do this by right-clicking the file and selecting "Open with" then "Paint".
(3) Depending on your version of Windows, Paint will look different. Using the menus, find something called "attributes" or "properties". This example shown here is from Windows 7.
(4) This is NOT
where you change the size. The only reason we went here is to see how big the picture is. In general, for posting to a website, a good rule of thumb is that the width and the height should be no more than about 1000 pixels (give or take). In most cases, there is no need to be exact. In this case here, the image is way too wide. I am going to resize it from 100% down to 15% to get the image width in the right range. Click Cancel. We will go to another place to change the size.
(5) On the Home Tab, click Resize.
(6) Change "Horizontal" from "100" to "15". Since "Maintain aspect ratio" is checked, "Vertical" will automatically change to 15 as well. This is what you want, so click OK.
(7) Last step - save your file!!