Irfanview image problem


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Loony

Hello Experts,

I have been trying to reduce images in Irfanview v. 4.32 and keep them
at a fixed size.

Supposedly using Shift and L together fixes the image size.
It's not working for me.

TIA
 
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SC Tom

Loony said:
Hello Experts,

I have been trying to reduce images in Irfanview v. 4.32 and keep them
at a fixed size.

Supposedly using Shift and L together fixes the image size.
It's not working for me.

TIA
And what did Irfanview support tell you when you contacted them about a problem with their product?
 
L

Loony

And what did Irfanview support tell you when you contacted them about a
problem with their product?
They told me that they were out celebrating the New Year. ;-)
 
C

charlie

Hello Experts,

I have been trying to reduce images in Irfanview v. 4.32 and keep them
at a fixed size.

Supposedly using Shift and L together fixes the image size.
It's not working for me.

TIA
Digital images have two sort of conflicting attributes.
Size and resolution. A display and/or a printer has similar issues.
The size is important, and the resolution is often critical.
For instance a display that provides a 1920x1080 screen resolution and a
printer that uses 8-1/2x11 paper, with resolution in DPI.
The printed size can be changed, as can the resolution in pixels
(Display)or DPI (Printer). The image to be displayed or printed may
have a pixel count higher than the display or smaller.
The printed image may need to be scaled up or down to meet the size
requirements. The same is true of the displayed image.

A major factor is that a specific image file and type may or may not
contain size information. The file, sort of by nature, does contain the
pixel information. Irfan usually uses the pixel information over any
size information. To add to the problem, applications using the file can
ignore the size information, and automatically scale the image for
display, printing, or inclusion in a document section, frame, or "box".

Perhaps if you explain what you are trying to do in more detail, you may
get a usable and specific answer to your problem. It sounds like what
you are trying to do is to reduce the pixel count of the image,
and leave the size information the same. (Reduce the resolution in other
words .)

I.E 1024W by 768H pixel resolution image
to be printed or displayed in a 3x5 inch area.
The printer resolution might be as little as 300 DPI, or as high as 4800
DPI with multi-pass printing.
 
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SC Tom

Loony said:
They told me that they were out celebrating the New Year. ;-)
You'll probably want to wait until Tuesday before doing anything they advise :)
 
S

Stan Brown

I have been trying to reduce images in Irfanview v. 4.32 and keep them
at a fixed size.

Supposedly using Shift and L together fixes the image size.
It's not working for me.
Why oh why do people say "it's not working" and then give no details?
We aren't all psychic, you know. Do you *really* think we can just
guess what you saw on your screen? When asking for help, use your
head and provide the information you might reasonably think would be
needed to understand and solve your problem.

It also helps to explain clearly what you're trying to do. You say
you want to "reduce images and keep them at a fixed size", but if you
reduce them they're obviously *not* going to be at the original size.
What exactly are you trying to do -- reduce the size but keep the
proportions, crop off parts but keep the remainder at its original
size, something else?

Many of us here -- including me, believe it or not -- enjoy helping.
But you have to do your part and *ask* for help in a reasonably
intelligent way.
 
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Irwell

Hello Experts,

I have been trying to reduce images in Irfanview v. 4.32 and keep them
at a fixed size.

Supposedly using Shift and L together fixes the image size.
It's not working for me.

TIA
OPen the image file in Irfanview,
Go the Image button,
Choose Resize, then resize, save the resized image.
That's it.
 
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Paul in Houston TX

Loony said:
Hello Experts,

I have been trying to reduce images in Irfanview v. 4.32 and keep them
at a fixed size.

Supposedly using Shift and L together fixes the image size.
It's not working for me.

TIA
I use Irfan every day for photo work but can't figure out
what you are trying to do.
 
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Wolf K

Hello Experts,

I have been trying to reduce images in Irfanview v. 4.32 and keep them
at a fixed size.

Supposedly using Shift and L together fixes the image size.
It's not working for me.

TIA

There is no Shift-L in Irfanview. You want Control-R, which brings up a
pane on which you can select or specify the new size. (And if you don't
already do so, I strongly recommend you use Save As to save the reduced
size. Reducing the size loses image data.)


HTH,
Wolf K.
 
W

Wolf K

I use Irfan every day for photo work but can't figure out
what you are trying to do.

He's trying to change the pixel x pixel dimensions of the image.

As to why, he doesn't say. If he wants to see the whole image on the
screen, he doesn't need to reduce the image size, as Irfanview has a Fit
To Screen option. Maybe he wants a smaller size for e-mail or posting.

NB that image size doesn't change when you change resolution: a pixel is
a pixel is a pixel.

HTH
Wolf K.
 
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Nil

I have been trying to reduce images in Irfanview v. 4.32 and keep
them at a fixed size.

Supposedly using Shift and L together fixes the image size.
It's not working for me.
Maybe that's because that's not what that key combination does? Where
in the world did you get that information?

According to the help file (did you look at that?) Shift+L is "Lock and
Unlock Zoom". It's also right there on the View menu.

You are not clear about what it is you are trying to do. If you want to
Resize an image, you will use Ctrl+R, and then save it (whereupon you
will lose some quality in a Jpeg.) If you just want them to fill the
screen as much as possible while maintaining their proportions, hit
"F".
 
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Nil

Why oh why do people say "it's not working" and then give no
details? We aren't all psychic, you know. Do you *really* think
we can just guess what you saw on your screen? When asking for
help, use your head and provide the information you might
reasonably think would be needed to understand and solve your
problem.
She does this same thing every time. I think she wants the opportunity
to have people beg her for details.
Many of us here -- including me, believe it or not -- enjoy
helping. But you have to do your part and *ask* for help in a
reasonably intelligent way.
I answered this time, but I think it will be my last. I'm tired of the
game.
 
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Stan Brown

They told me that they were out celebrating the New Year. ;-)
In other words, you're just trolling. I had my suspicions from your
chosen username, though I didn't recognize it as Nil did. Like Nil,
I'm not willing to play.
 
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Quilljar

I suggest use FastSone It's free and you won't go back to Irfanview!

Quilly
 
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Irwell

I suggest use FastSone It's free and you won't go back to Irfanview!

Quilly
I use Fastone a lot, it is a quick way to open RAW
files from Panasonic RW2, I also save them as JPG
and then use Irfanview for editing.
 
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Loony

I use Fastone a lot, it is a quick way to open RAW
files from Panasonic RW2, I also save them as JPG
and then use Irfanview for editing.
Thanks everyone :)

I'll certainly try FastStone.

About Irfanview, someone in this group was surprised about View | Lock
Zoom | and 'Shift and L'. This is 'supposed' to lock the image at a
required size.

Did anyone succeed?
 
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mick

Thanks everyone :)

I'll certainly try FastStone.

About Irfanview, someone in this group was surprised about View | Lock Zoom |
and 'Shift and L'. This is 'supposed' to lock the image at a required size.

Did anyone succeed?
If it is reducing the file size of images that you want to do then I
have found Pixresizer to be the best.
http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm
 
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Nil

About Irfanview, someone in this group was surprised about View |
Lock Zoom | and 'Shift and L'. This is 'supposed' to lock the
image at a required size.

Did anyone succeed?
Yes. It works just as advertised for me.
 
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Paul in Houston TX

Loony said:
Thanks everyone :)

I'll certainly try FastStone.

About Irfanview, someone in this group was surprised about View | Lock
Zoom | and 'Shift and L'. This is 'supposed' to lock the image at a
required size.

Did anyone succeed?
It works for me.
 
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Wolf K

Thanks everyone :)

I'll certainly try FastStone.

About Irfanview, someone in this group was surprised about View | Lock
Zoom | and 'Shift and L'. This is 'supposed' to lock the image at a
required size.
Oh, _that_. Sorry, I was looking under Image. ;-)

What you're doing is setting a zoom ratio for the display of images. By
default, Irfanview "fits to window", what Lock Zoom does is display all
subsequent images at the locked zoom ratio. This doesn't resize the
image itself at all. Lock Zoom is switched off when you exit Irfanview.

HTH
Wolf K.
 

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