New coumputer-(no photos)

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by woodone, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. woodone

    woodone Member

    Hi out there,
    I know this is not a coumpter place but, I was wondering if any one is using the new Vista program?
    I just got a new computer with Vista, and can't seam to find a way to resize photos using the photo program they are using. Can't resize- so I can't post any photos on The Gauge.:cry:
    I am a model railroad person,:thumb: not very good with the coumputer.
    Thanks in advance.
    hope to here from someone.
  2. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    I will speak to my father, since he has bought Vista Ultimate- he always comes right after a few colourful words and sayings such as Vist Ultimate Cr&p!

    Vista wiped out all his work and he had to upgrade all his other software devices because they weren't compatible- I wish that Micrsoft would make these software packages more easier to use!

    My first suggestion would be to look under "edit" or "picture" as these programs always have something like that, otherwise I suggest you get Irfran View as- to me- this is the easiest program for cropping and resizing photos, I battle with Nero.
  3. woodone

    woodone Member

    Thanks MadHatter,
    Well I made a big jump from a Windows 98 system to Vista. Still working on how to make things work or where some things are hidden. There is a photo program in Vista. It has a place to do an attachment to a E mail address ( resizes for E mail) but I sure don't know how to get it to apply to The Gauge.
    Hope someone will come to my rescue, as Vista does not come with a manual, just a users guide.
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I have been using Vista since about 2005 - it's called MAC OSX...! ;) :D

    I know nothing about Vista, but if you have MS Office, the Picture Manager (assuming again that is is still the same) should have the option to resize.

    The "pre-defined" size for email function may work in a pinch if it reduces the photo enough (both dimensions and file size). The trick is finding where the resulting photo is stored...

    Sorry I cannot be any more help...

  5. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    woodone- I spoke with my father last night he says that Irfran View can be downloaded for free, so I suggest googleing it, as this is a great program.

    Keep well
  6. Torpedo

    Torpedo Member

    There is a typo above. It is IrfanView, and MadHatter's dad is right; it is a fantastic program. Makes croping and resizing a piece of cake. Get it at
  7. woodone

    woodone Member

    MadHatter, Torpedo,
    Thanks for the info. I will have a look see. Sure hate to go out and get a software program so I can do photos. I did have a good Digital Image Suite 9 program but, the tech's at Microsoft said it was not suported by Vista. Oh well it just $$. The trouble with that is, if I spend money on software, that is $$ I can't spend on railroad goodies.
    Thanks again for the information.
  8. stripes

    stripes Member

    A friend of mine who is an IT person and also a web developer for several train sites warned me to avoid Vista, it has caused umpteen problems! His advice was to stick with windows XP

  9. woodone

    woodone Member

    Thanks David,
    But for me its too late. New computer, new Vista the whole nine yards. I just hope I can live with it.

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