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Somebody mentioned the need to have an image shrinker. 

It sounds like something that would be cool for a web site.  Maybe there is a web site somewhere where you could upload an image and  a size and you could then get a smaller image.

Anybody know of such a thing?
 
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There is a tool that I found recently, called ImageMagick. Actually I used to use it a long time ago and forgot about it until I finally did some research on doing the resizing thing. It can do all sorts of image manipulation. It has a command line interface, and APIs for Java, php, python, etc. It probably is a simple matter of installing the library and writing a function call for it in the appropriate place in the site's source. I found it after asking about it in the other thread. The libraries are available for both Windows and the UNIX clones.
 
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I'm looking into getting all new forum software which would have this feature.  I was thinking that there might be a short term solution somewhere on the web. 
 
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Testing:


Half-height
[img=182x169>http://mohebban.burjalsaheb.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/farmer-2.gif[/img]

Darn, I was hoping that this forum software was like woot.com's where you can specify the size of the img tag you're using to link to a hosted image by using (without intermediate spaces): [ i m g = 182x169]link.to.img.jpg[/ i m g]

but it keeps changing my last "]" into a ">" as you can see above, and it doesn't look like it understands it...



 
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Aha!!

By RTFM, I see this:

Original:


Half-sized:



using (again forget the intermediate spaces in "img"): [i m g width=xx height=xx]the.link.jpg[/i m g]

Woo hoo!

now you can host the images somewhere (photobucket, imageftw, imageshack] and size it to what you want...
 
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http://webresizer.com/
 
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If you have Microsoft "Paint" on your computer it's very easy to reduce photo sizes.

Open the image in "paint"
Click on "image"
Click "redimensionner" (Or the equivalent if your computer isn't in French - probably "resize")
Change both figures to the same percentage 50%.... 75% orĀ  whatever you want.
Click OK







 
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Can do image shrinking/enlarging with Adobe Photoshop. Probably the best image manipulating software around. I have it, don't have enough hours in the day to learn how to really use photoshop. It's an amazing tool. Bad thing is it's expensive, especially for an Apple computer. May be a little cheaper for Windows, I dunno.
 
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My original idea was for resizing as part of the transfer to skip the step of resizing before transfer. I have no doubt any of those programs make it easy to resize. I have several programs that I use myself which make it easy. Easiness wasn't my original goal. Saving time was. Unless the program allows you to batch resize, then the process of resizing, while easy, is very time consuming when you are doing multiple files. One of my programs, which I recently rediscovered after posing the question, does batch edits. ImageMagick is freely available for Windows and all the UNIX-like operating systems. As I don't do Windows, the latter fact is important to me.
 
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This software is written in php and I've already made about a hundred small modifications.  If we were using java, it would be way easier for me. 

As is, I'm afraid the most I can do is find the message that says "that is too big" and then offer a link to some sort of shrinker. 

 
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Not much of php-er here either, but:

scripts to do it:

http://www.kavoir.com/2009/01/php-resize-image-and-store-to-file.html

http://www.white-hat-web-design.co.uk/articles/php-image-resizing.php

Add-on to abstract it (freely licensed via creative commons):
http://shiftingpixel.com/2008/03/03/smart-image-resizer/
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