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Frequently Asked Questions


For your convenience, a list of frequently asked questions is provided below. Please be sure to review this list, as it is very possible that your question has already been answered here. If the solution you seek is not here, please feel free to contact us.

Q01: Why resize pictures for websites?

A: The pictures that come out of a digital camera are too big for use on the web. Whether you want to use your pictures on a social networking site like Myspace, Facebook or Hi5, on auction site such as eBay, on your own web site or blog, or sending via email, you'll need to reduce the size of the picture. Web sites often have two requirements for uploaded pictures: a maximum height and width and a maximum file size. Smart Free Photo Resizer helps you with both of these by displaying the dimensions of your picture and the file size. You can adjust the image size and the quality setting to ensure that the resulting picture meets your requirements.

Q02: How big should I make pictures for email?

A: About 400-600 pixels wide and/or high is a good size for email. This is large enough to properly view the image, yet has a small enough file size so that it doesn't take too long to download and view. Any bigger than this and it may be too large to fit on the screen without scrolling the page.

Q03: What size should I use if I want to print my photos?

A: Smart Free Photo Resizer is designed to reduce the size of your pictures for use on the web. If you want to get a print of your pictures then you don't need to reduce the image file size and you should use the maximum quality available from the original images that came out of your camera.

Q04: How does quality setting affect file size?

A: The image quality setting of your JPEG photos has a large effect on the file size, with reductions of 50% or more possible with the correct setting.

A low setting for image quality will give a smaller file size. A high setting of image quality will give a large file size. The trade off is that JPEG throws away some of the information in your photo and, if image quality is reduced too far, your photo will start to look degraded.

In general, an image quality of 70-80 will give a good reduction in file size for most images. Smart Free Photo Resizer can display your photos at various quality settings so you can choose the best balance of quality and file size. You can preview the images to quickly see the file size and image quality setting that work best for your image.

Q05: How do I make a picture exactly the size I want?

A: Select the "Crop" tab, choose or type in the height and width you want (e.g. 300x200) and click "OK" to crop your photo to the exact size.

Q06: Can I make my pictures bigger?

A: Making a picture bigger will make it blurry. Unfortunately, software you see on TV shows that can zoom in on a small part of a photo and turn it into a sharp, detailed image is mostly make-believe.

You can increase the size of your picture a little and it will still look OK but a large increase in size will deteriorate the image. If you want a larger picture, add the original file that came from your digital camera and resize it down.

Q07: Will the resized picture be distorted?

A: No, we maintain the same aspect ratio as your original picture when creating the new, smaller picture.

Q08: What sort of image files can Smart Free Photo Resizer resize?

A: Smart Free Photo Resizer can resize JPG, GIF, PNG and many more image files. If an image has a color set to transparent, when the picture is resized, it may not display correctly.

Q09: Is there any restriction on the type of pictures I can resize?

A: No, the pictures can be of ANY subject even the ones that are a bit naughty, as only you can see them.

Q10: Why add a watermark to a digital photography?

A: When adding a watermark to a photo you send a clear signal that this photo should not be copied/used without your consent. Also if you add both a highly visible watermark and a almost hidden, it will be much more easy for the thief to overlook the invisible and thereby adding more protection of your photos!

Q11: Is Smart Free Photo Resizer free?

A: Yes. Smart Free Photo Resizer is free. It comes with no hidden cost or other strings attached.

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