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How to make thumbnail pictures

 2:18 am on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

How do I save a website as a thumbnail picture? I'm an afilliate marketer and I would like to place thumbnail pictures of my afilliate sites onto the website I am building. Any suggestions will be appreciated. TIA.




 11:03 am on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

go to the website ..do a "screen capture" open your graphics app ..right click in the working area ( with no file opened ) ..choose "paste file" ..

that will get you your screen capture ready for editing ..crop it ..then choose image properties ..resize to whatever the size you want ..then choose save as a jpeg ( because the screen capture will have been done as a bmp which is a big file and bad for the innerweb tubes ) ..

save it to the images directory of your website ..

there are some apps that will do all of this resizing ( you still have to do the capture and crop and convert to jpeg part manually one by one though ) for you in batches ..you give them a directory / folder full of jpegs and they will resize every thing in it to a thumbnail size ..

look for "easy thumbanils" by fookes ..it's freeware ..no ads or other stuff in there ..nice little app ..

[edited by: Leosghost at 11:04 am (utc) on Nov. 10, 2006]


 2:25 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the reply Leosghost! One more question - I'll be using either GIMP or Inkscape. Not sure yet which one - maybe both. Which graphic program do you prefer?



 5:30 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you use firefox, there a bunch of screengrab extensions that speed the process.


 2:09 pm on Nov 11, 2006 (gmt 0)



 1:02 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

As a note on this - most image editors worth their salt have droplet & batch processing which can automate the thumbnail resizing process from a folder of screen shots. This [webmasterworld.com] may help.


 8:02 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks Limbo - but where do you go if your using GIMP? I'm just learning GIMP and it would be great if you could tell us how to do this. Also, I will more than happy to share a tutorial or possibly make one myself once I'm a pro in GIMP! :-) Thanks.



 8:30 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just asked my son about how to automate this in various software ..he came up with about 3 off the top of his head ..soon as he's written the how to's ..we'll pass them to limbo in the other thread ( some of them you already asked about L ) ..

( nother year ..not old enough yet ...and he can join here in his own rite )..

Like he says writing how to's is / are interesting ..:)

[edited by: Leosghost at 8:31 pm (utc) on Nov. 13, 2006]


 9:58 am on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)


I don't use GIMP (read have tried it, but always preferred Photoshop) - however if Leosghost's son would like to write a response and send it to me I will test it and start a new thread - happy to encourage budding designers to get involved - hopefully when he is older enough, he will become a valued member here himself.


 11:38 am on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

"He" says he cant get gimp to do this as a batch process ..but he tells me that he has found a way to do it with xnview ( freeware ) ..I'll check it and it if works ( should do he usually knows what he's doing ) I'll pass on to Limbo later today ( somewhat busy this afternoon ) ..


 5:10 pm on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

His tutorial ..Tested Ok and so I passed it to Limbo ..

BTW Xnview is not only freeware ( no spyware, no ads etc ) but is also multi-platform ..

and can do loads of other stuff better or as well as the big paid for graphics apps ..


 2:46 am on Nov 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks so much Leosghost!



 5:41 pm on Nov 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

You can can find the updated batch tutorial here [webmasterworld.com]. :)


 9:36 pm on Nov 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

dont thank me ..thank my son ( who has yet to decide upon his "nick" ) ..and when he does register ..only the mods and admins will be aware of the connection ..

[edited by: Leosghost at 9:37 pm (utc) on Nov. 15, 2006]


 7:31 am on Nov 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I use Photoshop for cropping/reseizing. you can also start an automated precess for reseizing. easy to use once you get familiar with it.


 12:42 pm on Nov 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

Right, U can Design, Define and Refine.
Designing is the most important in web application.

[edited by: encyclo at 1:18 pm (utc) on Nov. 22, 2006]
[edit reason] see terms of service [webmasterworld.com] #13 [/edit]

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