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How to check your Image before Uploading

This topic is pretty straight forward, but it's something that not a lot of people consider doing or even know how. It is worth noting that any staff member will be happy to help you ensure your image is an appropriate size and help your resize it if necessary. Additionally, there are some very helpful online resources to use. My top picks are" (requires you create an account, but its free)

and (a watered down, browser based version of Adobe Photoshop)

But for those into DIY or who need a refresher, here you go:

Step 1

Find the folder your image is saved in (this includes your desktop) and right click on it so that you get a drop down menu that looks like the one below, then click the "Properties" option at the bottom of that menu.


Step 2

A new window should have popped up with tabs such as "General," "Security," and "Details." There is useful information beneath these tabs, including the data size on disk that your file is. That is the size it will appear on site when you upload it. Remember that this shouldn't be any larger than 100 KBs. If it is, try saving the file as a JPG/JPEG or asking for assistance.

After you've checked out that information, go ahead and click on the "Details" tab.


Step 3

On "Details" you may have to scroll down slightly to see more Image Information. Here you'll see the height and width of your image in pixels, which must be no larger than 300 h x 300 w. If it is larger, and you're not sure how to resize it, please ask for help :).