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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Anton Re: Resizing pictures Dear Webby, I know you wrote about this before, but at that time I was not interested and did not pay attention. Your pictures, especially at http://dawna.com, are a definite class better than most pictures on the web. What do you use and recommend for resizing pictures for use on web pages? Thanks Anton Dear Anton There are alot of resizing programs out on the web. They resize pictures a whole folder at a time, and most of them are free. I don't use any of them. I use a proper graphics program like PaintShopPro or Photoshop. That forces me to look at each picture. Some pictures might look a lot better if I just use part of them, for example cut off excess sky, or use just a portion of the picture. If the original is 2600 pixels wide and 2000 pixels high, I can, for example cut an 800 x 600 piece, that will appear like a huge zoom, but involves no stretching. It is still at the original high resolution! I also see that, for example, a picture is a bit more hazy than necessary, and will look crappy on the currently fashionable deep gloss yuppie monitors. So I might want to reduce the heat haze a bit by darkening the pictures 2 points and increase the contrast by 8 to 10 points. You can still see that it was a lazy, hazy summer day, but the people in the foreground are just a bit clearer and sharper. It takes only seconds to do that, fewer with a bit of practise, and it makes a nice difference. You miss the chance to do that, if you use a resizer program, that just rudely squishes all pictures in a folder. If you are just resizing a bunch of scans of invoices and quality is of no concern, try EvJO. It even lets you specify the image quality. You can crank that down so that the invoices are still just barely readable, and greatly reduce the file size. Keep in mind that compressing and reducing quality and file size of JPG or GIF images is not reversible. Keep an original stashed elsewhere while you experiment and find the maximum compression that you can get away with. Have FUN! DearWebby
3 year-old Kelli went with her neighbor girl to church for First Communion practice. The pastor has the children cup their hands, and when he gives them the Host-in, this practise case, a piece of bread- he says: "God be with you." Apparently this made quite an impression on Kelli. She came home and told her mother to cup her hands and bend down. Kelli took a piece of bread from her sandwich, placed it in her mother's hands, and whispered, in her most angelic voice: "God will get you."

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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Save Those Nursery Monitors I was going to get rid of the nursery monitor I had used for my grandchildren, but just hadn't gotten around to doing so. My mother-in-law had surgery and had to stay with us for a while when she got out of the hospital. Our bedroom is on the opposite of the house from our guestroom where she was staying. I was a bit concerned about her needing us during the night and not being able to hear her calls for assistance. Then I remember the nursery monitors I still had not gotten rid of. It is said that in our senior years we go into our second childhood. I pulled them out and used them to keep an open ear for my elderly mother-in-law. I slept comfortable and so did she. Now THAT is re-cycling! By Sandy from Elon, NC Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

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