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philb
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20 Feb 2021
02:11:04pm

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When i was using Dell Windows 7 it was simple to reduce the size of a cover to show it here on Stamporama...windows fax/scan works fine for scanning a cover for eBay...but i do not see how to do it to reduce size to make it Stamporama size acceptable ?
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sheepshanks
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20 Feb 2021
02:25:58pm
re: how can i reduce images using fax/scan so i can show a cover on stamporama ?

You could open the saved file with "paint" then click on the resize tab/button at top of page.
Personally it is easier with Irfanview.

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philb
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20 Feb 2021
02:57:35pm

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re: how can i reduce images using fax/scan so i can show a cover on stamporama ?

Ok..thank you .

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20 Feb 2021
03:57:00pm
re: how can i reduce images using fax/scan so i can show a cover on stamporama ?

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"You could open the saved file with "paint" "




I have been doing it this way for a long time....works quite well!
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DaveSheridan
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20 Feb 2021
11:43:48pm
re: how can i reduce images using fax/scan so i can show a cover on stamporama ?

I use FastStone Photo Resizer and have done for years. It's free and works.

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21 Feb 2021
06:19:46am
re: how can i reduce images using fax/scan so i can show a cover on stamporama ?

Microsoft Paint has limited function but it does a couple tasks super quick and easy such as cropping and resizing.

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pigdoc
21 Feb 2021
09:52:04am
re: how can i reduce images using fax/scan so i can show a cover on stamporama ?

Agree that Paint is often quite convenient. Simple can be better!

Anyway, I routinely use Paint to resize images for posting on SOR. 50% is a good default.
But, don't close Paint after you save the resized image. Try posting it on SOR, and if it's still too big (or too small), go back to Paint, hit the "Undo" button, and try another resize percentage. That way, you don't lose resolution with sequential resizes of the same image.

One think I wish Paint had is the ability to rotate scans by small increments, to correct misalignments of the object with the scanner bed.

Sometimes I miss all the functionality that PhotoShop has. I don't have that program now, cuz I'm a cheapskate.

-Paul

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philb
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21 Feb 2021
10:59:56am

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re: how can i reduce images using fax/scan so i can show a cover on stamporama ?

Appreciate all the responses !Happy

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21 Feb 2021
07:20:49pm
re: how can i reduce images using fax/scan so i can show a cover on stamporama ?

I use Windows 8.1 and it has resize image program.
After I scan my image and save it to a folder, I open that folder and right click on the the picture's file. A drop down box appears with one of the functions is "image resizer". I left click on that and I can choose the size I want to change the image to. I usually pick "small" and it reduces the image so I can post here.

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22 Feb 2021
06:10:40am
re: how can i reduce images using fax/scan so i can show a cover on stamporama ?

If you are using Windows 10, the default image program called "Photos" can rotate images.

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