I was wondering if there was an easy way to make images smaller or larger. How would I do that?
Found this, I thought it was pretty cool.
Source: How to make pictures smaller?
Yes, just add an s, m or l (lowercase) at the end of the imgur link before the ".png".
For example, the image http://i.stack.imgur.com/9tE32.png can be made:
Instead of relying on SE or Imgur to handle images in specific ways, you can post images exactly as you want in the first place. Keep in mind that SE displays images to a maximum of 640 pixels wide. Therefore if you make your images 640 pixels wide or less, SE will display them exactly as you uploaded them.
Image editing software is widely available with cheap and free options, so anyone can do this. It's useful for other things than making images for SE too. Basic image manipulation is a capability anyone should have and feel comfortable with. Once you learn a particular toolset, you'll probably find it easier to make images the way you want rather than learning specifics of yet another system like SE/Imgur.
This is what I do with pretty much every image I upload, including schematics. I use Eagle to draw schematics, then export them to a image file with a Eagle script. I have another script that runs on Windows that takes the Eagle image and filters and resizes it to a nice resolution for displaying here. You can get a lot of information in a schematic that is 640 pixels if you lay it out with that in mind.
Photographs require a whole other set of manipulations before they are acceptable to inflict on everyone else here. In general, you should:
- FOCUS! Blurry pictures need not apply. If you can't post a good picture, don't post. Wait until you have access to a camera that can do what you need. There is no excuse. When I see a blurry picture, I usually don't even bother reading the text. I vote to close a unclear, downvote for dumping crap on us, and move on.
- CROP the picture to only the useful part. Way too often we see a little thingy in the middle of a big picture. Don't be so lazy. As with focus, there is no excuse.
- Remember to focus.
- Remember to crop.
- Fix the black and white levels. Just about any image software can automatically expand the dynamic range so that the darkest part is 0.0 and the lightest 1.0. Don't inflict muddy grayed-out pictures on us.
- Fix the color balance. Just about any image software lets you select a point in the picture and declare it a shade of gray. If there is nothing known white or gray in the picture, then take another one with something white slipped in. Use that as the gray reference to the other picture. Again, don't be lazy. You are asking lots of other people to spend a lot more of their free time to help you than it takes you to adjust the color balance of a picture.
- Fix the brightness. Just about any image software can slosh intensity towards the bright or dark end without changing the ends of the range. Digital camera pictures often need some "brightening" so that detail is not lost in the dark areas.
Pictures you include are part of your post, so they are part of what you will be judged by. Just like it's rude to dump crappy writing on us without even a single proofreading pass, it's just as rude to dump crappy pictures on us without even a attempt to make them easy to look at. In fact, since a picture is probably the first thing anyone sees, even if not at the top of the post, getting the pictures right is more important than the words. There is also no foreign language excuse with pictures.
As has been said many times here before, if you wouldn't hand it in as homework, it doesn't belong here either. In fact, we deserve better. Your teachers are being paid to look at your homework, but the people you are asking to look at your question are volunteers doing it in their free time.