Images | How to resize with PaintNet?
Digital cameras are producing higher and higher quality photos and these can be quite large in size. Modern cameras may produce 5 MB to 10 MB photos as a standard setting.
Large data size digital photos (eg something over 5 MB) may be blocked or just unsuitable for your purposes and you may wish to resize the digital photo before you -
- upload it to TradeMe.co.nz.
- email it to grandma
- Note: people with dial-up connection DO NOT WANT to receive emails over 1 MB in size
So you can use Paint.Net on the APNK computers to reduce the file size
- Open My Computer and find the file (if you are using a memory card or USB device it will be loaded as "removable media" drive letters, E: F: G: H: I: J: or K: !
- Right click the file
- Open with
- Image menu
- Note that at the top of the Resize screen, in blue, it will show you the current data size of the image
- Website images are often 800 pixels on the longest side so try changing your image to 800 pixels and see what the new size file is
- There are various ways to resize your image using this tool, when happy click OK
- File, Save As and save a copy of your image by renaming it
- Check the file size in Windows Explorer
TIP - In My Computer use the Thumbnails view to checkout photos from your USB device, memory card, CD or DVD. (Menu | View | Thumbnails)