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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby Catsumi » Sep 3rd, 2017, 8:57 am

If this is wrong thread, I apologize, but it seems to be the most active .

I am having a terrible time trying to post an avatar photo that I am dead set on.

I have an ipad, my photo is a screenshot. When i go to upload from the screenshot, it bounces, saying its too big.

How the devil do I downsize it? I know how to work "edit" well enough but can't figure where to downsize.The option of just attaching it and letting castanet make it fit does not work.

I don't have photobucket, etc. I should be able to do this directly from my own files, right?

Anyway, thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer.

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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby kelownman » Sep 3rd, 2017, 9:12 am

Bsuds told you, in that other thread, to resize the pix to, I think he said, 80 x 80

Paint should be able to do that...it comes stock with windows.

If not download or use online one of the many photo enhancing programs...google resize photos
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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby Catsumi » Sep 3rd, 2017, 9:21 am

Thanks for reply. No PAINT that i know of. Will google resizing and see what happens. I am somewhat out of my depth here

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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby kelownman » Sep 3rd, 2017, 9:34 am

do a search on your computer, bottom left corner, type in paint, double click on the result, paint, desktop app

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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby Catsumi » Sep 3rd, 2017, 9:52 am

Thanks kelownaguy, but I have ipad, about 4 years old. What you describe I can't do (?), never had to hefore.

When I finish chores will do the google thing to see if help is there.

Right now when someone suggests "downsize" they might as well say "fly". :biggrin: Need instructions

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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby Old Techie » Sep 3rd, 2017, 9:53 am

Irfanview is a free application that is very useful for resizing images.

http://www.irfanview.com/

Different websites have different requirements but generally 80X80 is an acceptable size for an avatar.

With Irfanview you simply open it up, go to >file>open and navigate to wherever you have your image and select it.

Now you click on "image" then scroll down to "resize/resample" and you will see the input boxes where you can change the size. You can select preset options, or you can enter the dimensions you want which would be the case with an avatar as they don't offer options that small.

Simply save your file once you've resized it and you are done.

ETA: Never mind I just noticed I missed the Ipad part.
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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby kelownman » Sep 3rd, 2017, 10:21 am

Using my Ipad, search the app store

Image resize = converter
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photo resizer - resize and filter
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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby Catsumi » Sep 4th, 2017, 10:35 am

Thank you gentlemen for all your helpful suggestions. Much appreciated.

After trying some of your ideas still had no luck uploading onto castanet.

Well, turns out that there is something wrong with that site so, with assistance of Ferri, we bypassed and now Avatar is in place.

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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby Bsuds » Sep 4th, 2017, 10:56 am

Can I suggest a few posters you can "sniff" out! :D
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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby Catsumi » Sep 4th, 2017, 11:19 am

Haha. I am having fun snorting them out and will respond when I see no one else has stepped up to the plate. Ammo ain't free, you know!
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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby Old Techie » Sep 4th, 2017, 11:21 am

Catsumi wrote:You will see she is a skunk, normally a quiet calm little beastie. She has a sensitive nose which sniffs bafflegab and b.s., aroused, she hopes to make nonsense posters smell the light of day. Haha. Her tank is full, locked and loaded.


Well if she's going to venture into any NDP threads she might have to consider installing a second tank. [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby OldIslander » Sep 4th, 2017, 11:46 am

Bsuds wrote:Bump and update.

I have been using Win 8.1 since all this occured and decided to see if MS had fixed the problem.

Voila! Win10 loaded with no problem other than Wifi was disgustingly slow. A modem reboot fixed that.


Wow, this thread sure went sideways...!

Anyway, I was wondering if you had to pay for this recent upgrade to W10? Or were you still able to use the freebee version, available a year ago?

Like you, I'm still using V8.1 and it works so well, I'm reluctant to "fix it if it ain't broke...".
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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby kelownman » Sep 4th, 2017, 1:30 pm

even if you are not a customer who uses assistive tech, you can still upgrade to windows 10 by clicking on the upgrade link...

If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies.



https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessi ... s10upgrade


click on the link "upgrade now"

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Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

Postby Bsuds » Sep 4th, 2017, 2:52 pm

OldIslander wrote:Anyway, I was wondering if you had to pay for this recent upgrade to W10? Or were you still able to use the freebee version, available a year ago?

Like you, I'm still using V8.1 and it works so well, I'm reluctant to "fix it if it ain't broke...".


As long as you had Win10 loaded previously it's not a problem to reload it. It's registered in the BIOS of your Computer.

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