Thursday, September 24, 2009

Picture Resize Tool ~

I wanted to share a link with you in case you
don't already know about it.
It is called
{Click on the word and it will take you there}
I do realize that there are those of you who will not need
this bit of info and that is okay...
But I love it !
I have played around with a lot of my photos lately and made
several different banners...
{this is what I do when I get}
This is a banner I made from the original photo... I went to my photo program and tweaked the settings to get a different color... ...and yet another color ~ I start by picking a photo that I like and then I crop it down to a little over 1/3 rd of the photo. {you want to use whatever part of the photo looks best} Sometimes trial and error method works best.

After I get the photo cropped I go to the Picresize page and click browse and enter the cropped photo and then click continue. When the photo gets uploaded it will bring you to another page. On this page I click on custom size and then enter the sizes for my banner. {If you right click on your banner it should tell you the size} Mine is approx. 650 x 300 . So then I change the percent to pixels and put 650 in the width and 300 in the height and scroll to the bottom and click resize.

Another page will come up and you click "Save to disk" and ...WA LA is on your computer and you can change your blog photo.

I hope you found this little bit of information helpful. I will warn you is addicting. Can you tell?? I have changed my banner so many times lately and then a day or two later I may decide that I am not too fond of it and change it yet again. I am convinced that I need HELP ...{lol}


Irene said...

Thank you so much for that wonderful tip, I'm hopeless at photos on the computer, my poor kids have to be my tutors, Oh well secretly I think they like that they are smarter than mom.

stefanie said...

thanks, i feel better now, that i am not the only one, it is addicting, it free decorating

Tammi said...

I love the banner photo your using now. Very nice!

QueenBe said...

I definitely need to try that! I have wanted a baner for my blog forever!

junkdreams said...

Thanks Sandi....this was so helpful. I have so much trouble when it comes to figuring out the photo/blog thing. Your banners are all gorgeous.
Happy day.