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Jarby
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 Posted March 13th, 2009 01:59 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Can someone please help a very technologically helpless person? I have lots of pictures on my computer that I want to get printed. I am doing very basic editing on Picasa. I want to order them from Snapfish. One of the ?? I have is, since we have dial-up, I think the pictures will need to be resized so they don't take SO LONG to upload. So, by resizing them, is that going to make the quality of the picture poor once its printed? And if I resize, what size shall I do? Excuse my ignorant questions!! Any advice would be appreciated.
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Jenn
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 Posted March 13th, 2009 03:08 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
In that case, I think I'd resize just one and print it out on my printer in the size I'm going to be ordering, just to give me an idea of how fuzzy/clear it will be.

Sounds like a lot of work to resize a lot of pictures, though. Do you have any friends with high speed where you could take your pics on a flash drive and upload them? That would be the simplest way to do it, IMO.

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mother21
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 Posted March 13th, 2009 04:38 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Talking about Picasa and resizing-does anybody else seem to have a problem with poor pic quality when using Picasa to edit?I don't crop a lot and I just got a new camera and have it set on the max resolution and I KNOW it takes very clear pics.It seems maybe Picasa resizes them??? Solution? Very irritating-thought I finally found a photo editing program that is easy to use (and free!).
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Meadowlark
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 Posted March 13th, 2009 07:36 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Do you notice the poor pic quality right after you crop/edit and are still in Picasa, or is it when you e-mail/send the pics to another folder, or download them?
   
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 Posted March 13th, 2009 11:25 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
It is really quite simple to resize in Picasa. I'm sure there's more than one way to get this done, but I'll tell you the fastest way I've found. I'll try not to make it complicated:

Step 1. Select all the pictures you would like to resize. (Youl'll need to do one folder at a time.) You can either do this my Edit>Select All OR if you want a selection of pictures within a file, star them (Click on each picture then the star beside the roatate buttons below the pictures) and choose Edit>Select Starred

Step 2. File>Export Picture to Folder Here you'll have some options.

A.Location of Exported Files:
Browse>and then put it in Pictures (For mine, I click our username then Pictures is listed under that.)

B. Name of Exported Pictures:
Erase what's there and put in "Pictures to Print" or whatever you like.

C. Image Size Options:
Choose Resize to: and move the slider over to the right until the box says at least 1024 pixels. This size is supposed to be big enough to print 4x6's but not any bigger.

D. Image Quality:
Move slider to the right until it has 100% JPEG quality

E. Click Okay

Step 3. Wait for it to do it's work.

If you go through all your folders and export them to the same file folder (just make sure it's the same file name "Pictures to be printed" or whatever you chose) then when you upload, it'll be easy to select all the pictures in that one file.


mother21, I use Picasa for all my personal pictures and I don't have any problems w/ it resizing. Does it happen when you export them? If so, make sure you have checked "Use Original Size."


   
Jarby
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 Posted March 14th, 2009 05:32 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Christy, thanks so much for the step-by-step directions...I think that's just what I need. Now, a couple more ?? Concerning D. Image Quality in the directions above, when I click on that, it has a box that offers the options of Automatic, Normal, Maximum, Minimum and Custom. There is no slider unless you click on Custom and then I can move it to 100 but it says nothing about JPEG, but is that what I should be doing? Just wanted to double check before I order a kazillion pictures. Also, if under size options 1024 pixels is a good size for 4x6,s how many pixels should I give it if I ever order a 5x7 or 8x10? Thanks so much for taking time to answer my questions!
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