Resize Photos Online (if you need to for comments)

Photos uploaded to PoC comments ideally need to be a maximum of about 5 inches across. That is what digital photographers would call about 600 pixels or 600 px. Most digital cameras these days create images that are 1500 to 3000 pixels wide at default settings. These sorts of image are large files that are heavy and they can carry too much information for the comments to upload (file size is too large and above 2 megabytes).

Rarely visitors can’t upload a photo because it is too large. It this happens the photo can be resized online or, if you have some photo-editing software, on your computer.

I expect most visitors don’t have photo-editing software, so online is the place to resize.

If you click on this link you’ll be taken to an online resizing website. Click on browse and you’ll be taken to your computer where you can select a photo. Then click “Continue”. You are then shown your photo on a new page where you can resize using the simple controls.

Look for a width of about 500 – 700 px (max.) which will guarantee successful uploading to comments. Click on “I’m done, Resize My Picture” and then you are taken to a new page where you save it to your computer (select the relevant button).

That is it. If you have trouble with uploading please give it a try. It is free.

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18 Responses

  1. kat mccarthy says:

    ok,i put cat pic on desk top,and hopefully this works this time,i tried once already..kat

  2. khaled says:

    hi can you tell me what breed my cat is?

    • Hi Khaled, your cat is random bred cat. In other words he/she is not a member of a cat breed but who cares? A really fine looking cat. Beautiful. And random bred cats are just as good, if not better, than purebred cats. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Rosa says:

    I have a brown tabby that is developing a yellow patch, flaky and she excessively grooms. I enclosed a picture, please let me know if you can tell what it is.

  4. Rosa says:

    I have a brown tabby, she has been getting some yellow patches on her back. Can you tell me what it could be?

  5. kylee says:

    testing

  6. Harvey Harrison says:

    In addition tpo PicResize, If you have XP Professional, right-hand clich brings up “Open with”, click “PAINT”. then
    “Image”, then “Stretch/skew. Select the percentage reduction for both width and height (same percentage) which you estimate would produce the image size you want, and then either save it as the changed original photo by clicking OK or save it as a 2nd version by clicking “File”. It’s hit and miss but you can effectively reduce the image size.
    The more modern Microsoft Picture Manager allows you to select the number of pixels for any photo. You can download it on the Internet.

    • Michael says:

      Thanks Harvey. Excellent. I currently use a MacBook Pro and resize using Photoshop Elements. iPhone would do the job too. I have used PCs aswell. Most people who upload photos to comments don’t resize. The image are large at between 1500 px to 3500 px width. I rescale them online.

  7. Ruth aka Kattaddorra says:

    Bigfoot is a really handsome boy x

  8. DW says:

    Testing…testing……

    • Michael says:

      You did it perfectly. Well done DW. The problem with the rotation through 90 degrees is not your problem as far as I can tell. It is the metadata that is held with the image that was created by the camera, which I believe is your iPad. So don’t blame yourself for that. On the same website for resizing you can also rotate images. You might work something out. Here is Bigfoot and what a nice photo you have taken DW and how handsome he looks.

      tabby and white cat

      • Barbara says:

        He’s lovely

      • DW says:

        I wonder if there is something I can do about that? I just logged on with the desktop, and I can see that the photo is sideways. It is bothersome to look at. Feel free to delete it. If I rotated 90 degrees to the right, it should work. It looks fine from the view on my Ipad. How irritating! I hate to not post pictures. I’ll ask my guru next week when he comes to work on my tech.

  9. Most images are between 300 x 300 and 600 x 600. Think about the size of the frame we are posting in. I think 300 x 300 would work just fine. Plus it saves download time for users in areas of the world with ancient internet speeds. 600 x 600 in quite generous.

    • Michael Broad says:

      You’re right Dan, I am generous on picture size but you can also limit the amount of detail in a 600 sq image so that in terms of file size it is still quite light at about 50,000 bytes.

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