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May 3, 2010
9:04 PM
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Hi everyone! I was wondering if someone might be able to help me. We have had a new logo done up for our organisation and we have been trying to upload it on to our website. However, it has be resized to a smaller size. Problem is, it loses a lot of quality and comes out blurry on the website. Does anyone know of a prog that can downsize images and actually keep the image quality? I’d be grateful for any assistance.

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May 3, 2010
9:38 PM
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Try GIMP.  Just load up the image (please tell me you’re using transparent PNGs!) and resize away using this guide:

http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/15774

Just ignore the part about the lots of layers.

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May 3, 2010
9:54 PM
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@ Locutus: Thanks for the tip. Gulp, nope not using transparent PNGs. We paid a guy to do the logo for us as we were pretty hopeless in that department. Enthusiastic, yes. Talented, no. Will there be a problem if it isn’t transparent?

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May 3, 2010
10:13 PM
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Nah, but make sure that the borders line up with where you’re putting it.  That’s the great thing about PNGs-they show the background through.

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May 3, 2010
10:18 PM
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We have a white background on the website and a white background on the logo as well, so at least a lack of transparency won’t be a problem. Thanks for the help, Locutus. Time to give Gimp a look.

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May 3, 2010
10:39 PM
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Glad that the transparency won’t be an issue.  Good luck.  Some images simply don’t resize well.

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May 3, 2010
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@ Locutus: Thanks. Yeah, we have been having some problems with it … nice logo that looks crap on the website. Very frustrating.

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May 3, 2010
10:51 PM
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I like Faststone Photo Resizer too. It”s done every job I’ve asked very well. And I got it off an article somewhere here on dotTech.

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May 3, 2010
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If the logo isn’t too confidential, send it on over.  Crowdsource your problem!  Let us bend our minds over it!

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May 3, 2010
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@ Wheezer: Hi there! I had FastStone Resizer installed before … but I hadn’t reinstalled it after my last reformat. Does it keep image quality though when a pic is reduced?

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May 3, 2010
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@ Locutus: Let me fiddle with it first and see if I can get it working before I send it floating off into the ether!

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May 3, 2010
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Actually, it’s two images – being a bilingual site we have the logo in two languages.

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May 3, 2010
11:09 PM
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I may not be able to translate it but I can resize it! (You have a GIMP enthusiast on your hands… I heard it can get quite ugly, what with all those dangerous tools being thrown around.)

 

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May 3, 2010
11:10 PM
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@ Locutus: Your post has been half cut off … why’s that?

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May 3, 2010
11:12 PM
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I embeded the video and it was too wide.  I fixed it though.

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May 3, 2010
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Actually, all those posts have been cut off. Is it just my comp?

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May 3, 2010
11:15 PM
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Oh, ok. Back to normal now … let me check out that vid.

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May 3, 2010
11:20 PM
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Transparent PNGs/GIFs can be made if Paint.Net and GIMP fyi.

May 3, 2010
11:20 PM
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It’s just what the last sentence of my post was based off of.  It’s nothing too important.

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May 3, 2010
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@ Locutus: Seriously cool vid. I wish I was that creative. I’ll get back to you about having a fiddle with the logo. I certainly appreciate it! But I want to see if I can master the prob myself first and learn something in the process. What’s it called? Oh yeah, trial and error …

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