Use Windows XP or Vista to shrink pictures

1. In your My Pictures folder or whichever folder contains the pictures you want to use in your Ad, open the folder that contains the pictures that you want to send.

2. Select one or more photos. If you hold down the Ctrl key, you can click to select additional photos in any order.

3. In Thumbnail view, right-click any picture you want to resize after it's been selected, and click Resize Pictures.

4. We recommend you use the small option, since a 640X480 picture will fill about a quarter of most computer monitors and is more than adequate. The program will resize the pictures selected and automatically rename and locate the files in the same folder with the word (small) inserted into the file name. This makes it easy to find them in a large picture folder.

Advanced features you may want to use Image Resizer includes some additional advanced features. Click the Advanced tab to show the following options:

* Custom lets you manually set the size you want for your photos.

* Make pictures smaller but not larger constrains resizing to only sizes smaller than the original photo.

* Resize the original pictures (don't create copies) permanently applies resizing to your original photo.

If you have Windows XP and don't have this feature on your version, you can get "ImageResizer.exe" here and other "Power Toys" for free.

If you have Windows Vista you can get "VSO image resizer" here for free. Just follow their instructions on this easy to use utility.

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