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Postby Hagar » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:28 pm

People often ask for a good freeware application for resizing images to post on the forum. A recent comment in the Payware forum gave me the idea of a comparison between a few freeware & commercial programs.

For the test I used a shot taken with the default V key when I first got the FSX Demo. The original is 1440 x 900 in BMP format.
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby Bob70 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:38 pm

Well they all look pretty close the same quality to me.

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Re: Resize experiment

Postby Frequent Flyer » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:47 pm

They all look quite the same, but the first looks the best to me.
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby Hagar » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:54 pm

Well they all look pretty close the same quality to me.

:) Bob

I noticed subtle differences but it's difficult to tell in a post like this.

They all look quite the same, but the first looks the best to me.

Interesting you should say that. I thought so too. It was resized & saved with GIMP. http://www.gimp.org/
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby JoBee » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:51 pm

This is an interesting topic, though I wouldn't expect much in the way of visible differences.

Without being able to compare them side-by-side differences are harder to spot.

Given they all started with the same source material, would it be possible to list the file size for each software product?

I would also be interested what the results would be if you used MSPaint.

Great idea!

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What I meant to say was what was the file size of the pictures, not the software. And they are all 142-144 kb.
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby Hagar » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:27 pm

This is an interesting topic, though I wouldn't expect much in the way of visible differences.

Without being able to compare them side-by-side differences are harder to spot.

Given they all started with the same source material, would it be possible to list the file size for each software product?

I would also be interested what the results would be if you used MSPaint.

Great idea!

cheers,
Joe

Thanks Joe. I might as well name the software in the order they were posted. No point in keeping it secret.

1. GIMP
2. Photoshop Elements 6
3. Photo Pos Pro
4. BDSizer
5. PSP 7
6. Paint.NET
7. IrfanView

All except 2 & 5 are fully functional freeware (not trial versions). BDSizer was developed specifically for resizing images. The others are graphics editors with advanced features like Layers. All have a feature allowing you to set the required file size when saving in JPEG format. (You need a plugin to do this in Irfanview.)

I've never been able to understand MS Paint. It took me a while to figure out how to resize an image. There's no way of setting the amount of compression when saving so it's unsuitable for this job. This came out at 96.1 Kb.
http://www.simviation.com/yabbuploads/da-Test_paint.JPG

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What I meant to say was what was the file size of the pictures, not the software. And they are all 142-144 kb.
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They actually vary between 141 & 147 Kb.

PS. Here's three more I forgot. There's plenty of quality Freeware applications around for anyone who cares to look.

PhotoFiltre
PhotoScape
Magix Xtreme Photo Designer 6

http://www.simviation.com/yabbuploads/da-Test-PF.jpg

http://www.simviation.com/yabbuploads/da-Test_Pscape.jpg

http://www.simviation.com/yabbuploads/da-Test_XPD6.jpg
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby Capt.Propwash » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:42 pm

you CAN resize an image without loosing any of the material IN the picture..

OPEN MSpaint, either paste, or open the picture you want to resize.

Next to the SELECT box, you will see Crop, Resize, Rotate.  Click Resize, and then put the bullet on PIXELS. in the top box set it to 1024 (forum limits).  This will resize your photo to the width allowed, and you will NOT crop out the picture, it will either get bigger or smaller.   **CAUTION** if you go too big, the resolution will go down and become crap and you will have to start over.  If you go too small... same thing.

when going from a .bmp to a .jpg the compression in MSPaint is HORRIBLE however. So for all the programs that I have tried... Paint.net, Photoshop 7, Irfanview, Gimp, MSPaint.... I would suggest Irfanview, Paint.net and GIMP in that order.
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby hyperpep111 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:33 pm

Thanks allot!!! If it weren't for you posting this I would never have been able to post pictures here because I would never have known about BD sizer 8-) :).
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby Hagar » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:47 am

Thanks allot!!! If it weren't for you posting this I would never have been able to post pictures here because I would never have known about BD sizer 8-) :).

I'd forgotten all about this. Glad it helped.  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

It's not easy to find but I posted a proper walk-through on using BD Sizer here --> http://205.252.250.26/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1269110775
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby Jean Loup » Sat May 14, 2016 6:28 pm

Hagar wrote:People often ask for a good freeware application for resizing images to post on the forum. A recent comment in the Payware forum gave me the idea of a comparison between a few freeware & commercial programs.

For the test I used a shot taken with the default V key when I first got the FSX Demo. The original is 1440 x 900 in BMP format.

I can't see any diferences because NO iMAGE is visible any more!!Image
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby OldAirmail » Sat May 14, 2016 6:32 pm

Jean Loup wrote:
Hagar wrote:People often ask for a good freeware application for resizing images to post on the forum. A recent comment in the Payware forum gave me the idea of a comparison between a few freeware & commercial programs.

For the test I used a shot taken with the default V key when I first got the FSX Demo. The original is 1440 x 900 in BMP format.

I can't see any diferences because NO iMAGE is visible any more!!Image

You've been working too hard my friend. You need to take some time to smell the roses.

Or just take some time to read the posting date - Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:28 pm. :o :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby Jean Loup » Sun May 15, 2016 10:33 am

OldAirmail wrote:You've been working too hard my friend. You need to take some time to smell the roses.

Or just take some time to read the posting date - Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:28 pm. :o :lol: :lol: :lol:

After how long our forum images disappear from existence?? :doh: :doh: :doh:
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby OldAirmail » Mon May 16, 2016 3:25 pm

A few years back they changed software/servers. Most of it came through the change, but a lot of pictures & posts didn't.

Sadly my award winning screen shots didn't make. Only the junky ones came through.

I was going to make them into a book that would have sold millions and enlightened the whole world. Sadly.....

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby Hagar » Mon May 16, 2016 3:57 pm

My Goodness! Where did you dig this up from? :? :D
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Re: Resize experiment

Postby Jean Loup » Tue May 17, 2016 10:50 am

Hagar wrote:My Goodness! Where did you dig this up from? :? :D

HOLA don Hagar, did not know this was an obsolete post, I aplogize :o :doh: :shifty: I dug it from HERE:

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