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For those who are using a Windows based computer, no additional software is needed to resize images to meet the USMF image policy

 

Microsoft has a picture tool built into the Operating System since Vista, unfortunately you can't do bulk edits at once this would require additional software

 

To edit your images follow the simple process outlined below

 

>Find the image

>Right click the image and select edit

>Select resize

>Select pixels

>Apply the Horizontal: 600 or less (I use max of 550 pixels)

>Enable Maintain aspect ratio

>Select OK

>Save

 

Image will be resized to around 40 KB

 

 

Some additional tips to make great looking pictures for your posts and the web

 

1. Disable the flash (this feature is not needed)

2. Use a light box or a well lighted area with natural light

3. Use a WHITE background

4. Use a lower resolution around 720 x 480

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Hi guys,

 

Sorry for the downtime. We had a power outage at one of our data centres and still working on restoring the backups. The tool should be back online now at the old URL:

 

http://ben-major.com/tools/usmf-resize.php

 

Cheers,

Ben.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I just resized a couple of raw images I resized by an older resizing program and the difference is stunning.

 

I posted them to the wing section under a "test" heading if anyone would care to see them.

 

My post of several days ago under the title "Admiral Doyle's Wings" in comparison is terrible.

 

Mods, if you can delete both postings I will redo using the USMF software.

I have too much stuff!

 

Revolutionary War through Korea.

 

Lots of field gear, some uniforms and "one or two" medals and a bit of insignia. Plus lots of odds and ends, too many and varied to go into detail here. Just ask and I'll try to help. Who knows? Maybe we can work something out!

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I have an iPad 3 that seems to function fine with the usmf resize program up to the point of actually getting the drop down menu for a file save location. When I hit the process button, I get an image of the photo to be resized but no menu for where to save the resized file. Is my machine not totally compatible with the resize program or am I doing something incorrectly?

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Unfortunately, I'm not getting any download dialog box after I hit the process image button on the usmf resizing program. The only thing that comes up is a full screen image of the photo I selected to be resized. All I seem to be able to do with that image is to use the iPad tool bar to save it, however it is saved as the same full sized image I tried to resize with the usmf program.

 

If there are some settings that I need to change on this iPad 3, maybe someone can enlighten me. I readily acknowledge that I am anything but computer literate, but as far as can determine I am following the resizing program directions.

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Cololab, the image that is presented to you after clicking "Process" is actually the resized version. It's just that the iPad (and other i-devices) do not support direct file downloads If you tap and hold on it, you should be able to Save Image.

 

Thanks,

Ben.

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testing

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Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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USMF's custom photo resize tool:http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/229816-custom-resize-tool-exclusively-for-the-usmf/




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I know.....my pictures are all jacked up these days. Cant figure it out

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifmsg-24355-0-77312200-1449362814.gif

 

USMF's custom photo resize tool:http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/229816-custom-resize-tool-exclusively-for-the-usmf/




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I know.....my pictures are all jacked up these days. Cant figure it out

 

I think Tar was joking, seeing what's on your test pic... :lol:

Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.

 

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hahahahaha wow - a little slow today. But yes, they are "screwed up" literally. They are all so fuzzy and grainy. Cant figure out why. Started another thread on it so maybe the tech guys can help out

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifmsg-24355-0-77312200-1449362814.gif

 

USMF's custom photo resize tool:http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/229816-custom-resize-tool-exclusively-for-the-usmf/




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testing testing

20160621_163251_resized.jpg

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifmsg-24355-0-77312200-1449362814.gif

 

USMF's custom photo resize tool:http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/229816-custom-resize-tool-exclusively-for-the-usmf/




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This seems to be more uniform...

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youre on a roll today Rob!!

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifmsg-24355-0-77312200-1449362814.gif

 

USMF's custom photo resize tool:http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/229816-custom-resize-tool-exclusively-for-the-usmf/




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88thcollector, it should present the file(s) to download directly to your browser when you click on the "Process" button. You should be prompted to save the file automatically somewhere on your computer.

 

Thanks,

Ben.

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I tried reducing 3 pictures, I was able to reduce 2. When I tried the third I got this

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 41856 bytes) in /home/benmajor/public_html/tools/usmf-resize.php on line 334

 

What's going on?

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I just used the forum resizing tool and some of my photos were still too large to post. All my photos were taken with my cell phone camera, so how come some of them uploaded and some didn't?

 

Thanks!

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