One of the easiest way to do this is with The Free Online Image Editor. It is very simple to use, and you cant upload photos from your desktop, or from a website. The photo I'm starting out with is 47.7KB (1060 x 1065 pixels) Now this is almost twice as big as the photo needs to be. Anything bigger than (600 x 600) is too big for the forum. So let's see what we can do
On the Online Image Editor website, click the File drop down tab, then click the Open button to open the Image you wish to use.
Now there are two different ways to upload your photo. If the picture is a file on your computer, Use the top box by clicking the Browse Button. A pop-up will appear and you can locate, and upload your file by clicking the Open button in the pop up window. If you want to upload from a website. Enter the Image's URL where it says Or fetch from web.
If you know How much your image needs re-sized (measured in %) than you can do it as you upload it buy check marking the Resize during upload box and picking the appropriate percentage. You can also change the file format. I won't be using this feature for this tutorial.
Resizing Your Photo
Now that I have my image uploaded, It is time to re-size. Click on the Edit drop down tab, and then the Resize/Crop button, and finally the Resize button.
Now, instead of choosing a percentage to resize your photo, you can choose the exact dimensions you want your photo to be. I'll go with (600 x 600).
Since the Aspect Ratio box is checked, it automatically changes the dimensions that you typed in to keep the same shape as the original photo. If the original wasn't exactly square, like ours was, it will keep it like that so it doesn't distort the image. If you don't want this to happen just un-check the box. As you can see, it changed my (600 x 600) to (599 x 602) so that it doesn't distort the "Aspect Ratio" of the original photo. Click the Apply button when you are happy with your image size.
Here is the final product.
Cropping Your Photo
For cropping your photo. Steps 1-3 are the same. Once your image is uploaded, click on the Edit drop down tab, and then the Resize/Crop button, and finally the Crop button.
Now there will be a big red square on your photo (you can see the top left had corner of said square in the photo below). What ever part of your photo you'd like to keep, you want to place inside of the red square. You can change the size of the square by clicking and dragging any corner of the square. Or you can type in the exact dimensions you want the square to be, like you did above when we were resizing our photo.
As you can see in the picture below, I have the red box around what I want to keep, the bud. Every thing outside that square will be cropped out of the photo. Once I have the red box exactly how I want it. Click on the Apply button.
Saving Your Photo
Click on the File drop down tab, then the Save button at the bottom.
Using this editor, you can either save your edited photo to your computer, or it can automatically be uploaded to your ImageShack account (if you have one). I'll show you how to save to your PC because I don't have an ImageShack account.
Click on the Save Image Local button to save to your PC
I don't know if this happens to everyone, but I get a pop-up window like this one. Just make sure that you have the Save File box checked. Then click OK.
Then a pop-up window will open where you have to choose where on your PC you wish to save the file. I think you guy's can figure that out.
Edited by junkiedays, 30 October 2010 - 10:13 PM.