Since our forum is pretty strict about images sizes not exceeding 640x480, herewith a tutorial for Mac users using iPhoto Also, iPhoto works best for multiple images or you can simply use Preview, select Tools/Adjust Size, change the values to pixels and make the changes. Imageshack also offers the option of optimizing messages during uploading – this can take quite some time though.
Before re-sizing, open all your images in Preview and rotate them to the right perspective and save the files again under the same name (preferably) or you could end up giving us all a sore neck. The image above says it all.
Collect your photographs into a nice folder (give it a name like MyCatch or something) on your desktop or working directory like Photos, Personal, etc.
Make another folder to save your optimized images - name it Indianangler album or something else.
Please note, you have to first fully understand whether your images are too large or not. To put our mods’ minds at ease, simply right click each of your original images and select the Get Info option.
In the More Info section of the File Info box, look for Dimensions and therein lies redemption. If it reads anything more the 640 x 480, set it right using the aforementioned tutorial and thousands of anglers will marvel at your catch or, better yet, your son’s catch.
You are bound to see some confusing events and folders and images on the menus on the left, you may also see some old photos in the main pane... Don't worry, focus! Focus!!
Blindly click the File menu. The one of the top left of the screen. It is right next to the Apple icon and iPhoto menu. When the File menu cascades down, don't jump, coolly select Import to Library and if you don't know how to select just click Import to Library.
Navigate to the nice folder (MyCatch) you have saved your images in. Select the images you want to post. Click the Import button on the bottom right of the Import Photos window.
Voila, now you can see the images in your iPhoto pane. Now, click the File menu and click Export.
The Export box appears on screen. Click the Web Page tab on the top of the box. It is next to the File Export tab and before the Quicktime tab. Okay, it is below the box label Export on the top of the box. Ignore all the gobbledegook that appears on the box. This is a lesson for resizing images and achieving results - not managing iPhoto and your pictures.
Look closely, there are primarily three sections in the box: Page, Thumbnail and Image. Can't find them? Look again or call your kid for help.
In the Image section of the Export box, there are two fields titled Max width and Max height and the numbers 640 already entered in each of them.
Leave the Max width box alone. Go to the Max Height box, double click the number 640 and type in 480 instead. (Replace the value 640 with 480, i.e.)
Click the Export button at the bottom right of the page.
Carefully, with steady hands, navigate to the IndianAngler Album folder you had the foresight to create in the very beginning. Click OK.
You did not click OK properly. OK is here.
Go to Indianangler album.
Don't panic, I said, don't panic! You can see a number of files and folders in the album folder.
Just look into the Images folder and you will find your optimized files there. Right click on the file name and select Get Info.
There! Your files are ready for upload and you are ready for name, fame and glory. What you do with rest of the folders and files is up to you. This system works best for me and saves the annoyance of seeing links to Imageshack rather than rich photographs.