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Resizing pictures for posting

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Rgarner, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    How do I do that? I keep running into that error message about a file too big to use. Other times it's fine. Isn't there some way to fix that?
     

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  2. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Yes--it's a glitch...it just hasn't been fixed. Yet.

    Do you have any photo- or image-editing software? On my computers, I use the GIMP. On Android, I use F-Stop Gallery Pro and Photo Editor.

    I can walk you through resizing images with any of those 3 programs. For other apps, the procedure should be similar. Let us know what you're using!
     
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  3. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    You can resize images in your computer's browser for free here:
    https://www.befunky.com/create/photo-editor/

    And here's the android version of the above:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.befunky.BeFunkyPhotoEditor&hl=en

    There's a bug with the forum that sometimes doesn't allow a large image upload.
     
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  4. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    All I'm using is the S5's own camera and maybe photos. I've never tried those others. I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to this stuff.
     
  5. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    It's generally pretty easy and straightforward to resize an image.

    Just choose one of the apps suggested in this thread and open your image in it.
    Look for a button that says either "resize" or "scale" image and click it.

    Now lets for example say your original image size is 1000x600 (width x height). You would lower those numbers to reduce the image size. Like perhaps, 800x400.

    If you leave the aspect ratio locked which is usually the default setting, then all you have to do is lower the width only or the height only, and it will resize the image evenly. Then you can save it.

    If you wish to just experiment and not have to install anything then try the first link I posted. They even have test images for you to test with.
     
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  6. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    There are websites that you can use for free @Rgarner
     
  7. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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  8. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    This app does the job, the free version is enough

    Screenshot_20191030_090836.jpg
     
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  9. vera pantano

    vera pantano Newbie

    I use the ResizeImage website to resize images.It works fine and works online..offers several useful options
     
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  10. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    @lvt I get what your saying but why use up your phone memory be to install an app when you can use a websites storage?
    Please don't bring up Photobucket. I got burned like everybody else. :( The pics are still on my PC or phones though so that was just annoying. :p
     
  11. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Most of forums have their own photos storage and a convenient tool to upload the photos, and it's better that way (Photobucket fiasco comes through my mind too).

    An app may be useful when the forums limit the photo sizes (being a web developer myself it makes sense to me).

    Besides resizing the photos, the app I mentioned above also can crop the pictures which makes it a nice package.
     
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