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Photo Sizing Made Easy - Thanks To My Active Rain Search!

Thank you AR member Johnathan Raether!  I have not been happy with my photo sizing software so I finally used the "Search" feature of Active Rain and I came across this blog written by Jonathan back in January of 07.  Here's a great tool and easy "how to" for creating perfect images for the web and more.  In that blog he mentions Image re-sizer 

I was amazed!  I downloaded the program right from the web faster than I have downloaded any program in the past!

After I downloaded I simply went to a photo I had saved in "My Documents".  I simply selected a photo and then right clicked my mouse and selected "Resize Pictures".  Immediately a selection pops up that allows one to select the photo size one needs.  There is an "Advanced Tab" for more simple options. Use it for creating web images in small, medium or large sizes. You can even create great ads in WORD, PUBLISHER, or other programs and then "save as" or "export" as a .jpg or .gif image type.

It is so easy the program should have been called "Photo Sizing for Dummies"!  There is NO LEARNING CURVE!

I reprinted this information with Johnathan's permission for two reasons. 

  1. To share this amazing software with new members and anyone else
  2. And to show the power of the Active Rain "Search Feature" which is nothing short of amazing!

Go to the Search Feature and type in any real estate or related subject and just watch the amazing amount of informative blogs that come up.   Happy Searching!

 

Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 74 commentsGeorge Tallabas • July 30 2007 10:15PM

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I bookmarked your tip, George.  Thanks for the useful information.
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 11 years ago
Thanks Brian...this website and software is so amazingly easy!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
I have just installed this program and will be happy to use it.  I appreciate learning new things like this and finding out about tools that help the day go smoother.  Thank you for reprinting the information and thanks to Johnathan's willingness to allow other rainers to re-print the info.
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) over 11 years ago
You are very welcome "North Georgia Real Estate" ...this is the easiest and most amazing software I have ever used!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
I just attempted to download the image resizer, and apparently it's not compatible with Vista.  Bummer!  I looked online for a "fix", and didn't find one.  If someone finds or has a fix, please email it to me in case I miss youre reply here.
Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Hi Margaret...I am so sorry you are having compatability issues. I have spoken to many that have told me there is compatability issues with Vista.  If you go to the website recommended here is what is says on the front page.

The Image Resizer enables you to resize image files with a simple right click of the mouse. The instructions below will guide you through downloading this free software onto your computer and applying it to your image files. (Image Resizer is for XP users only)

It only referenced XP users but does not say anything about not being compatable with Vista.  Have you tried emailing support from the recommended site?  I hope you can find a solution because this is the easiest and most useful softwares I have ever downloaded. 

Good luck and please let me know what you find out.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

Ah the POWER of Active Rain shows up again - don't you just LOVE all the cool tips, ideas, etc. that get shared here??  And thank YOU for sharing this one!

Ann 

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 11 years ago
Ann...thank you my friend...this place is awesome!  You are very welcome and have a great evening!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
George-thanks...this will be very useful.  Photo's are my weakness but I am sure I will get better.  I am downloading...
Posted by Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) over 11 years ago
Thanks Geaorge the search feature of AR is great and resizing made easy can be done right in AR when you insert your image. You just gave me an idea for a post thanks.
Posted by Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Midori - Thank you and good luck to you.  This program is awesome!

Michael - Thank you and I hope all is well

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
George kudos to you for finding this post and to Jonathan for posting it.  Excellent tool.  Thanx for sharing!
Posted by Michelle Burgos, CDPE, Short Sale Expert, Pembroke Pines,Miramar,Davie,Hollywood (RE/MAX PowerPro Realty) over 11 years ago
A few months ago I went through a rough week. My photo editing software stopped working after an upgrade to windows.  I went through more than a dozen until I found something that worked even close to as good as my old one.  I wish I had your tip back then.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Michelle - Thank you very much. I have used this software many times already and I JUST LOVE IT!  I wish I would have found it long ago!  It rocks!

Randy - Thanks my friend.  I cannot believe how simple and awesome this software is!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
I LOVE the microsoft picture resizer and have helped many in my office install it - then I bought a laptop with Vista - and it was incompatible.  Arrgghh!  After trying a number of free resizing programs I found one that is almost as easy to use here: http://www.vso-software.fr/products/image_resizer/
Posted by Terri Stefanson (Windermere VanVleet) over 11 years ago
Thanks Terri - All I can tell you is that I have owned 13 different computers and thousands of dollars worth of software in my life and this is "Hands Down" the simplest and most effective photo editing software I have ever used!  It is just amazing.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

Have been a photoshop user since version 1. Can't change that. We've created automated actions that do all of it at once: resize, boost saturation, create a drop shadow, an outline, a white margin so text doesn't get too close and "save as" all at once. Takes about 2 seconds... but of course it took years to learn the program. Thank goodness that was done in the early 90's. Would be dead in the water without it.

Nevertheless, we appreciate your tip because we know it's going to be helpful and make good folks lives easier. How cool is that?

Cheers... 

Posted by Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information (McCall Realty) over 11 years ago
Thanks. Always new and helpful information.
Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 11 years ago
Gary - Thank you very much....like I said, this should have been called "Photo Sizing for Dummies"! I have always struggled with photo sizing and this thing made me look so good today!  It was like I was an expert in photo sizing in less than 30 minutes!  You really should look at it my friend.  It loads incredibly fast and all one has to do is select a photo, right click, and select "Resize Pictures"....It's really that easy!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Bob & Carolin - You are very welcome!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
George,  I totally agree.  I don't understand why they didn't build the photo resizer into Windows Vista.
Posted by Terri Stefanson (Windermere VanVleet) over 11 years ago
Terri - Thanks...this software has just blown me away!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

George,

Thanks for the link -- we've been looking for something a little easier then what we currently use. 

 

Posted by Suburban Chicago Illinois Real Estate (Suburban Village Realty) over 11 years ago
You are very welcome Paul & Michelle....I hope you enjoy this software as much as I have!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
I am going to try this as well George as I am not completely happy with what I have as well.  Thanks for posting.
Posted by Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate (Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers) over 11 years ago
Steve - Thank you very much and good luck to you
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

Thanks for sharing this, George. Great tip. I use the search feature in AR all the time. I always find all sorts of things I missed, and coverage of some topics that never got featured but which are good sources of information.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 11 years ago
Jeff - Thank you very much and good luck to you.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Thank you, I have down loaded it.  I will try it real soon. Thanks again.
Posted by Darrel Quebedeaux (Evergreen Realty & Associates Inc.) over 11 years ago
Darrel - You are very welcome...and good luck to you!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

George,

I'll have to check out the software...I use paint to resize or compress files..but I have a camera with very high resolution...I hate redoing it anyway after finding out it won't fit the photo viewer correctly.

Congrats on 100K!

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

George,

Thanks for the tip----I can use all I can get when it comes to tech enabling.

Posted by Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton (Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC) over 11 years ago
So much easier than what I've been doing.  Thanks.
Posted by Mike Jones over 11 years ago
The search feature is an excellent way to find what you need. I to use it a lot and I am always able to find a great post of what I need. A lot of great leaning material here on AR.
Posted by Jay McGillicuddy, Real Estate Broker (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) over 11 years ago

After one year of Bloggers finding AR...

If you need it ... You can find it with the search button.

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago
This was timely, Thanks George, as it turned out I just needed this tool right now, I downloaded it and was able to complete the work I was doing by re-sizing a photo. It is easy to use.
Posted by Mary Strang over 11 years ago
Aren't past post helpful?!?!?!  I use them all the time.
Posted by Cynthia Sloop (Community Association Manager) over 11 years ago
Can't wait to try it as this is a great need of mine.  Thanks  for sharing
Posted by Wayne & Hilary Shantz (ROYAL LEPAGE REAL ESTATE SERVICES LTD.) over 11 years ago

Neal - Go for it my friend...YOU WILL LOVE IT!

Diane - You are very welcome....good luck!

Mike - It is sooooo easy!

Jay - You are so very right!

"The Lovely Wife" - You go girl!

Mary - I'm so glad it was timely!

Cynthia - Yes they are and they rock!

Hilary - You are welcome and "Go for it!"

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Thanks for sharing George. It is another example of one of the greatest reasons for belonging to and sharing with ActiveRain members. Have a Great day and Congrats on the 100k.
Posted by Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland (RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors) over 11 years ago
Herb - Thank you very much my friend and I will contact you later today.  Have a wonderful and productive day!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Thank you George for this informative blog, I bookmarked it and will try this later!
Posted by Darlene Wurth, Realtor/REOS (Keller Williams Select Professionals) over 11 years ago
Darlene - You are very welcome and I started using it last night and have used it already this a.m. and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Darlene - You are very welcome and I started using it last night and have used it already this a.m. and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Great info George. I have had difficulty with photos in the past so I will definitely try this out. After all what do I have too lose. Thanks.
Posted by Wayne McMullan, Quinte Real Estate (Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty) over 11 years ago
Thanks for the tip. Now I can be like the pros
Posted by Christopher Onwuasoanya (Atlantic Waste & Power System) over 11 years ago

Wayne -  I had difficulties too and I hit a home run with this software!

Christopher - You go Pro!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

George, thanks for the tip!

Best regards,

Wayne and Lynda Gomillion | www.PinehurstHomeTeam.com

Posted by Wayne and Lynda Gomillion (Real Living Hagan Realtors | Pinehurst ~ Southern Pines, NC) over 11 years ago
Wayne & Lynda, You are very welcome and Good Luck to you!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Thanks George.  I have photoshop but it is time consuming and I am far from a pro- anything tips to save time are great!!
Posted by Ginger Wilcox (Sindeo) over 11 years ago
Great tip, George.
Posted by Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate (Century 21 Camco Realty) over 11 years ago

Ginger - I hear this all the time....Give this a shot...the learning curve is non-existent!

Laura - Thank  you

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Great post George. Active Rain is definitely an amazing place that is full of wonderful information. I am going to check out the resizer right now. I have always had trouble doing that stuff!
Posted by Christy Powers, Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners) over 11 years ago

Christy - Thank you my friend.  This is the best web software I have ever used.  I hope you love it as much as I do.  I hope all is well for you.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
George, thank you. I will definately download this. I had not read about it before.
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 11 years ago
Missy - You are quite welcome and good luck in using this awesome program.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
George you are always paying it forward.  Thank you for sharing this information.  It will be a big help to me. Hope your day is Great!
Posted by Dianne Barody, Pensacola Florida Real Estate (Century 21 AmeriSouth Realty) over 11 years ago
Dianne - You are welcome....my day has been awesome and I hope yours as well!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
George - Thanks for the tip.  I'm going to check this out.  
Posted by Maureen Maureen over 11 years ago
Maureen...you are welcome my friend.  I absolutely love this software.  You can size one photo at a time or you can select all your photos, right click, and select "Resize Photos" to resize all of them at one time!  Also, It will leave your original photos alone or replace them if you want.  This software absolutely rocks!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

As you can see from my profile picture -- I needed this advice.  Thanks so much I can't wait to get started.

 

 

Posted by Lacey D. Horton, Certified Signing Agent Texas (LDH Services) over 11 years ago

Howdy George

Thank you for taking the time to post this very helpful info for us all on Active Rain.

Have a good one

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 11 years ago

Lacey - I hope it works well for you....Please let me know how it works out.

Dale - You are very welcome

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

George,

Just downloaded this program, it was so easy. Tried it out and also very easy.

Thanks

Don

Posted by Don Rider, Shreveport Bossier Home Inspector (EZ Rider Home Inspections LLC.) over 11 years ago
Don - You are very welcome.  I have used it over and over since I downloaded it a week ago.  If you haven't tried this yet you can select multiple photos and size them all at the same time.  Also, try the advanced tab and you can either make copies of your original photos or replace your existing photos!  This software rocks!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

George,

Just thought I would share this......I book-marked this a while ago, and tonight my friend called me for help on getting her pictures re-sized for the MLS.  My programs are too complicated for her and then I remembered I had book-marked this post.  So, here we are more than a month after I was last on here, and your info has helped me help someone else.

Thank you

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 11 years ago

Kathy - Thank you very much.  I was amazed with the program and started using immediately and have never looked back.  It has been the simplest and most amazing programs I have used in the 27+ years I have been in real estate.  I am so glad it has worked out well for you.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
George I have a question....my friend is having a hard time.  If her pictures are 300 dpi, and she clicked re-size to  medium will this change the dpi?
Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 11 years ago
Kathy - My understanding is that it will change the dpi and the "Medium" setting is the most popular setting for emailing and website use.  If you want you can go to the companies website and it should explain more.  Also, if you have already download the program select a photo and then "right click".  You options will come up there.   Also you can do a "Select All" and change all your photos in a folder at once.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

George,

Thank you so much for responding back both times in a timely manner.  I heard back from my friend, it was her impatience that appears to have been the problem....the program worked like a charm, and I look like the smart one :)  thank you so much.

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 11 years ago
Thanks for the repost of some great info on photo sizing. I am new to Active Rain and missed reading the original post. This info came just in time for me. I have been struggling with photo sizing for the past few days. Can't wait to get started! Thanks again.
Posted by Claudia Clausen, Middlesex County Real Estate (Keller Williams Elite Realtors) over 11 years ago

Kathy - You are very welcome.  If there is anything I can do for you in the future do not hesitate to contact me.

Claudia - "You go girl!"  and let me know if I can help you in any way.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
Can you please update this link??  Appreciate the help!
Posted by Eleanor Thorne, Equity Resources 919-649-5058 (Equity Resources) almost 11 years ago
George and Jothathan Thanks. I will download this software and maybe add some life to my blogs. I don't add many photos due to the resize issue. THANKS!
Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) almost 11 years ago

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