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Old 01-30-2004, 04:31 PM   #1
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Help with scanning a pic

I have a pic in my gallery http://www.aquariumadvice.com/photop...cat=500&page=1
that I want to make into my avatar. I tried resizing it the normal way in Paint Shop but when I shrink it down to 80x80 pxl for an avatar it is a very blurry mess.

I have the original, which is about 6" x 3.5" and am wondering if there is a way to scan it in differently so that it will be of better quality when it is resized. I am using a Microtek Scanmaker 4800 (I know, I know, start by getting a better scanner...)

I use it as my avatar on Tropical Resources, since their avatars can be slightly larger (90x90, I think) and it looks good there, but not here.

Any ideas?
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Try resizing it to 60 (width) and 90 (length). That may work better as the ratio is closer to being correct. Just dunno if 90 pixels high will be accepted...
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Old 01-30-2004, 05:12 PM   #3
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Nope, it was not accepted! I think that is what I did to get it to work on Tropical Resources.
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Better? I upped the allowed size allowed to 100 X 100, the av is now 61 X 100
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Yay! Looks good (and I LURVE TankGirl; yes...I even own the movie LOL).
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Old 01-31-2004, 09:21 PM   #7
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That helps quite a bit! Thanks, Kevin

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