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Pics for your TPC ads may be uploaded directly from your computer and unlike the general forums, pics in the TPC do not require the use of a hosting service like Photobucket, however such photo links can still be posted in the description and in the comments section if desired.

A lot of you may already know this, but just a heads up for those of you who don't.

There is a limit of 8 pics with the TPC pic uploading system and these can be a max of 1000x800 pixels.

If you want more pics, you can use a hosting service a post those to the description and the 20 pics per post rule should still apply.
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Here's how to resize pics with Microsoft-Paint to upload to the TPC for those of you with older PC's who don't have a fancy Photoshop type program.

First hover over the pic you want to resize to see it's resolution. In this case it's 1920x1080... so maybe 50% reduction in this case... I usually like to use around 800x600 to 1024x768, but the TPC does have a limitation of 1000x800. You can figure out the percentage ratio by dividing desired horizontal pixels by the actual horizontal resolution. For example, if you wanted 800x600 for this pic, you just divide 800 by 1920 which equals 0.416 and then round up or down to either 41 or 42% (MS Paint doesn't do decimals)...


Now right-click on the pic that you want to resize and then left-click Edit...


Once in MS Paint, left-click on the Image tab and then on Stretch/Skew...


Now enter the desired percentage in both the horizontal and vertical in the Stretch section and then left-click OK... in this case we'll do 50... (Do make sure that both numbers are entered the same, if not the pic will get stretched... If that does happen, just hit Ctrl-Z on your keyboard)...


(Optional) You can left-click on the Image tab and then on Attributes to see the new size and then right-click Cancel to make this window go away.


Next you want to left-click on File and then on Save-As...


Lastly find the directory that you want to save it to by using the two buttons boxed to get to that directory. Once you do that, enter a new file name, choose Jpeg for the file type (this will keep the files smaller), and then left-click Save...


That's it.


The newer MS Paint is basically the same, just a little different to navigate. When I get a chance I'll try to post some directions on that. Of course there are free websites and even freeware programs for editing and resizing, but I've always been a little leery of free downloads and the malware, etc. that can sometime comes with such... anyway, this is free and if you have most any version of Windows, you most likely already have MS paint.
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