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Posted - 01/09/2004 :  1:06:25 PM  Show Profile

I use a free program by the name of XnView.
This program can be downloaded a the following web site.


or for windows users you can download it here at Download.com


To change the size of your photo this is what I do
Once you have opened on XnView then click on file.
Then click on open.
Find the picture on your hard drive you want to post.
Highlight it and click on open.
The picture should open on the screen in its original size.
Then on the top line click on image.
Come down and click on resize.
A screen will appear with lots of choices.
On the pull down tab at the top which defaults click on the down arrow.
This will bring up lots of choices.
I usually click on 640 x 480 or 720 x 576
This works for pictures in landscape if they are in portrait then you will have to manually change the width and height to the opposite numbers.
Then click OK.
This should resize your picture.
Then X out from the picture.
This should bring up the question
Do you want to save changes to this picture.
Click Yes
Then I get "this file already exists do you want to overwrite it".
I click OK
If you do not want to have the reduced picture be the only one then you would have to save the picture under a different name.
I usually do not as I am only using the pictures to post here.

Then go to Railroad-Line Forum upload
Click on Insert a file.
Then click on browse.
Find your picture to be uploaded and open it.
Then click on Upload picture to post.
If the picture is still too large make the screen size height number smaller.
This will give you the picture and to imbed it use the tutorial Mike posted.
Hope this helps.
If not ask away.

John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia

John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

Edited by - Bbags on 03/15/2008 8:11:46 PM

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Posted - 01/11/2009 :  5:32:08 PM  Show Profile

This was posted in another thread by Rusty Stumps as another way to resize photos for uploading to railroad-line.

Here is a real easy way to resize photographs for uploading to RR-L. This is the URL for a website that does it all on-line for you at no cost.

1. After going to the Web Resizer page you then browse your own hard drive from the website and locate the photo you want to OPTIMIZE for posting on RR-L.

2. You then click on the UPLOAD button and your photo is loaded into the Resizing Website and you will see two copies on your screen. The one to the right is the original. The one to the left is the Optimized photo.

3. You can change the size in pixels to a maximum of 800 wide. You can also fiddle with the color and such.

4. Once you have your Optimized photo on the left (it will show you how much it's saved in space) you then click on "Download This Photo" under the photo on the left.

5. This will save the Optimized photo back to your local hard drive with the same file name plus "_opt" added before the file type designator.

6. You can rename the Optimized photo and then load it up to RR-L.

Here's the website: http://webresizer.com/resizer/


John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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