Photo quality and size; changes

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  1. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've been bothered by questions about my camera since trying to start my comic.
    1. I have a HP photosmart 435
    2.best quality pics(three stars) makes the image over 2000x 1500, which I know won't work
    3. one star pics should give me the right size without futzing over it, but then I have to reshoot.
    4. Have Imageshack, but the legistics elude me. Also have MS paint, but the text always seems hard to read.

    HELP!
     
  2. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I'm not sure what you're asking here ... is it how to take the best quality images?
     
  3. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    No, What I'm trying to figure out is this: Will Imageshack keep the three star photo's at an acceptable size when I post, or do I need to reshoot the comic at the one star setting for it to work? The text problem I'll have to figure out on my own, but some suggestion to font would help eliminate some of the guess work, Bucause I know it's best to use bold when tying them. As for the camera, I just hoped that someone had experience with one and give their viewpoint on it. ( It's second hand from my sister. She got a new one for christmas.)
     
  4. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Ah. I don't know anything about ImageShack.

    Sorry homie.
     
  5. tikgnat

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    Uhmmm, MS paint? Is that the free program that comes with Windows? If so, thats probably your problem, because its lacking in editing functions, however, its still possible to do.

    What you need to do, is find out what size pictures Imageshack usually puts up, I'm talking pixels. I'll assume that 800 x 600 would be OK, and considerihng these pictures are for the internet thats probably alright.

    Take your 2000 x 1500 picture and open it in MS paint.

    On the toolbar go to Image, and then Stretch/Skew. On Stretch Vertical and Horizontal put the value 40 % for both, and hit ok. That should resize your picture to 800 x 600 from 2000 x 1500.

    Then, once your picture is resized, put your text on, when you type it make sure the font is around 12 or 14. After that when the pictures go in Image shack they should be OK to read.

    The problem is if your DPI is very high, any text you do will come out small, you'll have to resize the text as you type it and make sure its not too small.

    I hope this helps, I think I know what your problem is, but this is me sorta guessing.
     
  6. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Okay, that may help, Thanks. The size you suggest is what they say to use, I was wondering if that, when transfering it from the album to the message board, with them resized, whould they saty that way.But with what your suggesting, I may not have to worry about that.
     
  7. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    get a copy of an image editor, paint shop pro is pretty good. it'll make the text and resizing look way better than ms paint!
     
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    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'll keep that in mind smangerbot, thank you.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    no worries, it pains me to see people using ms paint for image stuffs.
     
  10. Night Flame

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    WARNING: REPEAT PIMPING OFFENSE ABOUT TO OCCUR:

    Get yourself a copy of the Gimp. It's not quite Photoshop, but it's free. And I've managed to survive using it for everything from photo-touch-ups to stuff like you see in my sig. You could easily use it to resize your images and add clean text to them.
     
  11. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    everytime you use ms paint a pixel kitty dies.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    spare the pixel kitties!
     
  13. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    okay, now how about changing from Jpeg to Img?
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    img? what the hell type of file is that?
     
  15. Night Flame

    Night Flame TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think someone just learned about the IMG tag.

    JPG works. PNG works. GIF sort of works. IMG is a tag in HTML, not an image type. Unless someone cooked up something new I'm not aware of, which is entirely possible. When you get old, you lose track of that new fancy stuff.
     
  16. MegaMoonMan

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    I don't know about Imageshack, but Photobucket has a built-in resize function for pics you upload. You can pick from several sizes, and it will do it for you.
     
  17. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks, I'm taking seriousconsideratrion to switching to that as my image host. and Yeah, it has it, but something doesn't seem right. the file tagis what I meant, and now that I know which to change to, it should be easier. I hope.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    ah right 'img' tag. it'd be something like <img src="yourpic.jpg"> or <img src="yourpic.gif"> and so on no need to change the filetype.
     

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