I bet you’re wondering what’s up with me republishing all of my wedding anniversary recap posts. Well, here’s the reason:
What’s the heck is that, you ask? It’s a report that my host ran to figure out what’s going on with my bandwidth issues. (I’m paying a fortune in overage costs!) As you can see, there are quite a few (there’s actually close to 2,000) photos demanding bandwidth. Just to give you an idea how massive those photos are, the images that I upload to CNC nowadays are between 200-400 KB, so 7.7 M is HUGE! And then there’s an additional 2,000 photos! No wonder my poor little blog is struggling.
The big culprit was the photos in my wedding anniversary recap posts. In my early days of blogging, before I knew that I should resize my photos, I uploaded the images from my wedding photographer to my blog””and they’ve been dragging down CNC ever since. Instead of deleting those posts, I copied and pasted the text and resized the photos before publishing the posts again. I actually need to reduce (or delete) all of the photos, so it’s going to be quite the undertaking over the next several weeks.
With that said, here are a few ways to resize your photos!
Windows Live Photo Gallery
For those of you who use Windows Live Photo Gallery (FYI: it’s a free download), you can easily resize your photos (individually or in batches) by selecting the photo(s) you want to reduce and clicking the “Resize” button under the Edit tab. It’s as easy as that.
Image Resizer for Windows
If you don’t use Windows Live Photo Gallery, you can download Image Resizer for Windows, which also makes it really easy to resize images.
The Image Resizer integrates right into Windows, so you can just right click on a photo and then select “Resize Picture.” A box will pop up that asks you what size to you want to resize the photo to. Typically, you’ll want to choose small or medium, but you can also set a custom resolution.
Oh, how I miss iPhoto. You Mac users have it so good. Anyway, here’s a great tutorial from CNET that explains how to resize an image in iPhoto. It’s wicked easy (because Apple makes everything easy).
Today’s lunch was my new favorite salad with balsamic vinegar drizzled on top.
And a toasted whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter and chia seeds on top.
Now, I’m snacking on a banana with a scoop of peanut butter, an Adora disk, and a cup of coffee with eggnog.
Happy Friday, friends! Don’t forget to reduce your photos!