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Buckley
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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013, 7:50am
Subject: Help posting image
 

When I try to post a found image (jpg) in my CG forum profile, it gets squeezed horizontally and loses all of its appeal (to me).  When I use the Paint program to crop and adjust the height and width so that the 75Wx100H picture posting requirement is met, it looks good before I upload it but  the profile still deforms the image horizontally and it begins to look pixelated, as well.
How do CG members create and post their images that seem to have adequate resolution, without distortion.
I am not going to buy an expensive graphics program just for this minutia.  I have Picassa, Paint and several MS programs on my PC.
The original jpg image is 9-12 Kb and is 153W x 126H pixels, to start.

Yes, I already did a forum search but the first several dozen of the 20,843 hits did not promise that the answer to my question would be forthcoming shortly.

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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013, 8:05am
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Hello Buckley,

Try uploading a file of slightly different dimensions onto the profile, and also notn that some images (like those of a wheel) can appear distorted due to the particular settings of the forum resolution. Trying another image of similar message could appear unaffected (to you) if considered. As for any photos to be left in the message, I have used photobucket on my other accounts in the past and it is super easy to learn (the copy/link option is ideal for quick posts). Hope this helped.
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Buckley
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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013, 8:16am
Subject: Re: Help posting image
 

Thank you for replying.  I will incorporate your suggestions the next time I try.
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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013, 9:40am
Subject: Re: Help posting image
 

I just compared my profile pic to the uncropped version and I don't see any distortion.  If I remember correctly, I used MS Office Picture Manager to crop and compress it into the acceptable file size for CG.  It's possibly, but unlikely, that I used PowerPoint, and even less likely that I used Paint.  The only other possibility of how I did mine (which I think I did not use) is Nikon ViewNX2, but I would have had to do that at home, and I think I did mine at work on this PC I'm using now.  Evidence to support this is that I have both versions of the photo here on the hard drive in my user profile.

 
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