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Anything free I can use...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bassturtle, Jun 8, 2005.


  1. bassturtle

    bassturtle

    Apr 9, 2004
    ...to alter the size of a picture? I've been trying to use paint, but I can't find anything that will let me shrink a pic.

    I'm sure this has been asked a thousand times, but help a brotha out.
     
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

  3. bassturtle

    bassturtle

    Apr 9, 2004
    Awesome! That Irfanview is killer! Thanks for the help :D
     
  4. You can also use Paint.

    In Attributes select Stretch/Skew and resize by percentage.

    Irfanview is freeware also and is quite good.
     
  5. the linux based program The Gimp is also very good at image manipulation and the like. There is a windows client to download as well, and that is what I use.
     
  6. bassturtle

    bassturtle

    Apr 9, 2004
    I generally stay way from things that give me visions of an overweight dude in a zipper-face mask...but thanks for the advice! :D
     
  7. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I only use the gimp for more complicated things. It's a little slower to open and to find and open pics. I'll use irfanview for resizing and compressing, etc and gimp for altering and editing and placing Mike Money or Latimour's head on weird bodies and stuff.

    Examples:

    Ifranview Edit:
    [​IMG]

    Gimp Edit:

    [​IMG]
    brad cook
     
  8. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Bassturtle,

    Here's a little hint for Irfanview:

    After you shrink a pic then go back to the "Image" menu and select "Sharpen" (but don't do it more than once per pic). This will usually slightly improve the look of a debigulated image.

    brad cook
     
  9. bassturtle

    bassturtle

    Apr 9, 2004
    Okay cool. I'll try to remember that.
     
  10. DaftCat

    DaftCat

    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat