What is the fastest way to proportionately resize photos to 110x80

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Hey, was just wondering whats the easiest way to resize photos from the internet and make them look GOOD for POF ads. Whenever I resize them it looks so disproportionate, either stretched wide or stretched vertically. What's a good method to make it look normal and good for POF?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    I resize photographs here (it's free): Resize, Shrink, Crop, Sketch, Grayscale, Blur, and edit you digital photos, images or photos online

    (You have to give the height and width parameters you want, and just work them out pro rata. If they're in a different proportion to start with, you can begin by "trimming" the original to something that's in the 11/8 proportion you want, simply by setting the "crop box" parameters accordingly, and saving and then re-using the result. It's fairly self-explanatory, when you get there).

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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Your images look disproportionate (stretched) because you're forcing the original image into a shape and size that is different proportionally than your original.

      I would crop the original into some multiple of 11X8. So if you use the variable number 100, you are going to crop the original to 11X100 by 8 X 100. . . or 1100 X 800. If the original is smaller, use a variable like 30. 11X30 by 8X30 . . . or 330 X 240.

      Then when you resize down to 110 X 80 the image will then look just like the cropped version.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    Photoshop makes it easy. If you need a free option, I hear good things about Gimp.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrbrent
    Photoscape - Google it, free program, been using it for years. Extremely easy to use, just basic as it gets...
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  • Profile picture of the author NickNimmin
    You can try Photo editor online / free image editing direct in your browser - Pixlr.com

    Step 1. Choose "open image from computer"

    Step 2. Pick the image you want to resize

    Step 3. In the top menu go to image>image size

    Step 4. (make sure "constrain proportions" is checked and type in the width or height you want and click "ok"

    Step 5. Now go to the top menu and choose file>save

    Step 6. Choose your quality and save to your computer

    The whole process should take you about 15-20 seconds after you get it through it the first time.

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  • Profile picture of the author jason19
    use pixlr real easy and lots of different things you can do with them and its free
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  • Profile picture of the author Yao Daniel
    Hi
    I'm using Corel Draw/Corel Paint. And i find it good for this task...
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    • Profile picture of the author Emir Hayric
      I also use the free transform feature in Photoshop.
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  • Profile picture of the author fr33flow
    I use gimp, though it has way more features than necessary for simple editing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Pictures from the internet? What does this mean? Are you trying to use photos that you have the rights to use?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Michael Shook View Post

        Pictures from the internet? What does this mean? Are you trying to use photos that you have the rights to use?
        Ouch ... well spotted, Michael. I can hardly believe so many of us replied, here, without even asking this!!

        Tim, you are aware that it's not ok just to "take photos from the internet" and use them, if you don't own the copyright or have the copyright-owner's permission, aren't you? That's the way into court, losing your website hosting/registration, paying penalties and all sorts of other problems. (And re-sizing them doesn't change any of that!).

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  • Profile picture of the author SanwalC
    I recommend photoshop. If you don't have that then GIMP is also good. Pixlr is also free and gets the job done.
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  • Profile picture of the author apocalypsejay
    pixler is free also I just open a photo image in windows paint and enter the pixels in manually, works on some pics but quality not always great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Originally Posted by timrodriguez View Post

    Hey, was just wondering whats the easiest way to resize photos from the internet and make them look GOOD for POF ads. Whenever I resize them it looks so disproportionate, either stretched wide or stretched vertically. What's a good method to make it look normal and good for POF?
    Well, I'm really getting old. Couple times I've seen posts here referring
    to POF and I couldn't work out the meaning of that acronym, so I
    finally Googled it. Now I know why I didn't know. I'm perhaps too
    married or too old to know.

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  • Profile picture of the author M1ks
    Photoshop is good and fast. But you need to buy it. Remember you can use that tool for many other things as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I use Microsoft Paint and Gimp (free). MS Paint allows you to fit the attributes of the photos to whatever you want, and i use Gimp to clean up the image and make it look pretty. There are definitely other tools, but this works the fastest for me.

    And oh... don't take pictures from the internet - unless you have the rights to use them on your site. Be on a search for royalty-free/non-copyrighted images, then work from there. Or simply buy the rights for an image(s).
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  • Personally I use paint that is already installed in all Windows machines. You just click on resize and it lets you resize by pixels.
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