Image Resizing Help
Posted by - NA - on 16 December 2010 10:55 AM
Image Resizing Help
With any of our templates, whether Generation I, Generation II, or blogs, it is important to size your images to within the recommended parameters, in order to keep your site at optimal performance levels.
The recommended measurements for images will vary from template to template (see http://www.portfoliositez.com/support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=473), but we ALWAYS recommend that, when resizing your images prior to uploading, be sure to 'save them for web' so that they aren't too large kb wise. All images should be under 200kb, for faster loading keeping them around 100kb is even better.
For clients who do not have access to photo editing software, there are a number of FREE programs available online, which can be very useful!
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.
GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.
For more information, please visit http://www.gimp.org/about/introduction.html
We also have some recommended online image resizers, that do NOT require download of any software:
http://www.shrinkpictures.com/ (only resizes SMALLER)
http://www.picresize.com/ (only resizes SMALLER)
http://reshade.com/ (resizes larger & smaller)
http://www.resizemypicture.com/ (resizes larger & smaller)
While we’re on the topic of “freebies” we’d also like to pass this info along…..
An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development. (*Requires download*)
KOYOTE: (FREE Music File Converter): http://www.koyotesoft.com/indexEn.html
Free MP3 WMA Converter enables you to convert your MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, Mpc, Ape, FLAC, WAVE files:
· Mp3 to Ogg, Mp3 to Wma, Mp3 to Mp3, Mp3 to Wav...
· Wav to Mp3, Wav to Ogg, Wav to Flac, Wav to Wma...
· Wma to Mp3, Wma to Ogg, Wma to Flac, Wma to Wav...
· Ogg to Mp3, Ogg to Wma, Ogg to Flac, Ogg to Wav...
· AAC to Mp3, AAC to Wma, AAC to Ogg, AAC to Wav...
· Ape to Mp3, Ape to Wma, Ape to Ogg, Ape to Wav...
· Flac to Mp3, Flac to Wma, Flac to Ogg, Flac to Wav...
· Mpc to Mp3, Mpc to Wma, Mpc to Ogg, Mpc to Wav...
And even more possible conversions !
Convert your favorite audio files... Tags's editor integrated (V1 and V2). Copy your audio CDs very rapidly thanks to “Free CD Ripper”. Simplicity at the service of efficiency.
**Please note: When it comes to music, we cannot condone using copyrighted music. Playing it on your site, should you be found out, is copyright infringement. We do have clients using music they bought on iTunes and the likelihood of them getting caught is slim but they do it at their own risk. If you do not want to risk we recommend stock20.com for our music and they have a pretty good selection.**
Please keep in mind that these ARE 3rd party applications, for which we cannot offer support.