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Old Dec 13, 2004, 11:32 PM   #1
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I have been playing around with PS Elements trying to learn the ropes.
I only sharpened a bit and then re-sized to post. Any comments are always welcome.
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Old Dec 14, 2004, 2:09 PM   #2
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Very nice shot Smac.

BTW - You want to apply USM (sharpening) after your resize.


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Old Dec 14, 2004, 6:03 PM   #3
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Thanks, good to know.

I will write that down in my list of "steps to take on the way to better Photography".:-)
I assume ( perhaps wrongly) that USM stands for Unsharp Mask?
Uh, What's that do?:-)

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Old Dec 15, 2004, 9:37 AM   #4
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yes, USM stands for Unsharp mask. That's what you use (one of the popular ways) in photoshop to sharpen your pictures.
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Old Dec 17, 2004, 11:30 AM   #5
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Hello guys,

I have a few pics that I would like to post here and maybe get some comments. But I am really new to this and haven't figured out how to resize. Can someone here help me out

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Ditto on the USM, otherwise, nice job.

Houston:

Not knowing which program you are using I will take the generic route here.

1. Go to the IMAGE menu in your program

2. You should see a RESIZE choice.

3. Make sure it's set to pixels as that's usually the measure used by most. Resize your width to from 400 to 800 depending on how big you want your image to be online.

4. Check off maintain aspect ratio (you should have something to that effect in your program) so that the height and width will resize without distorting the photo. It's usually defaulted to that anyway so you probably need not concern yourself.

5. Click okay to resize, save it in JPG format and send it up here so we can see your new stuff.


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Old Dec 17, 2004, 5:38 PM   #7
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Ok, I tried to use USM on the re-sized picture and when I went to post it. I picture exploded into a massive outpouring of code and trash. So. I will start from the original picture and try again.

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Nope. I can't get anything to post now. It's all miles of code and trash.

Frickin' #@*#$&% !

What the heck!
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Thanks for the info Normcar. I'm using Photoshop Elements 2 and have my pic resized down to 242,127 bytes which is just a little under the 250400 stated just under the browser box. But I can't get it in here. I selected it using the browser and clicked open but nothing happens. I guess I'm off to a bad start with you fellows. But if you will, please tell me how to get the blanking picture in here. I'm using a DRebel and a Meade ETX-90 for the one that I'm trying to get posted and I have a few more using the DRebel with a Sigma 135-400. Sorry for all this trouble.

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Hi Houston,

smac here. I am using Elements 3.0 for the Mac and I have posted several dozen pictures without a hitch until today. Normcar had it right. I use the resize selection under the image menu and then either type in 800 x 400 or under inches I put 8 x 10. Both seem to work equally well. However today every picture I try to post is turning to crap. They seem to only want to post lines and lines of code and other junk. I am not sure what is up but Normacr's steps are the same one I use and until today there have been flawless. If I figure out what the heck is going on I will post the solution. Hang in there I, for one want to see those pictures taken with the ETX-90. I have been thinking about getting one myself. Good luck and welcome to the forum.
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