I'll try to explain it as easy as possible. There a lots of different photo editing programs out there...I use Adobe Photoshop
I think they all have some similar features, maybe just in a different language.
I'll put a screen shot of what to look for below. You should be able to figure it out ok. If not... let me know what program you are using and I'll take a look at it.
If you want your picture to look really niceâ€¦here's a formula I always stick with:Scanner Settings:
Resolution - 300dpi
Size - 100%
Mode - RGB
â€¢ After scanning is done, save the file as a TIFF or JPEG.
â€¢ When you open your scan in a photo editing programâ€¦ look through you menu items for the word Image
. If you find it, look for the words Image Size
. In the Image Size
window, look for the words Constrain Proportions
and Resample Image
- make sure they ARE selected.
â€¢ There should be another box in the same window that showing the Width and Height (Pixel Dimensions) . Look for the larger number (makes no difference) and type in 400 pixels. Then Click OK. (By selecting the Constrain Proportions featureâ€”this keeps your picture in proportion automatically-hence; you'll see the values change for the height when you are adjusting the widthâ€”vise versa)
As you probably know, this forum requires that the image is no larger than 400 x 400 with a maximum size of 33240 bytes or approx. (33k)
To make it really simple, I just save smaller than that number (33k)...Example: I stay at 31k and under. Also remember that your pictures do not HAVE to be precisely 400 x 400... There are times my pics are 400 x 308 or 300 x 250...just so it's under 400 x 400 (Height and Width) . Of course, the catsite's software will let you know, too by alerting you that the pic's too large, etc...smarty pants catware!
â€¢ Choose FILE
then Save As or Save
then name your picture
as a JPEG
. In the same window that you are saving your file in, If you see the words Maximum, Minimum, Low or Low, Medium High
Try to save it as Medium or Low
I hope this was helpful. By the way, what kind of computer do you have? Do you know if you're using Windows 95 or 98 or is you're on a Mac are you using OS 8, 9 or OS X? the reason I am asking is because there may be an easier application online that you can download...I'll keep my eyes peeled for ya!
Good Luck! >^,,^< Kim