Image Help  
     
 
This page is to help you with cropping and resizing your digital image. If you do not have a scanner or digital camera, you can also ask for a CD of your images when you get film developed.

1. What do I need to do with my image?

2. What programs can I use to crop and resize my image?

3. Using Microsoft Paint to get the job done

Note: If you are unable to resize your image(s), send the image(s) as an attachment to help@floridasurfboards.com, and we will resize the image(s) for you, and send them back to you so that you can upload them with your information
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What do I need to do with my image?
First, you need to crop your image by making a selection around your surfboard and then cropping out the rest of the image. Then you need to resize your image such that it has a maximum height of 350 pixels and a maximum width of 130 pixels.

What programs can I use to crop and resize my image?
There are many image editing programs that allow you to do this. Some are free, others are cheap, and some are quite expensive. Almost everyone has atleast one friend who can do this for them. You can even use the free Microsoft Paint program that comes with Windows (instructions below). Microsoft Paint is located under 'Accessories' in your window programs from the start menu.
Using Microsoft Paint to get the job done
1.) To crop with Microsoft paint, Open the file you wish to edit. If you need to rotate your image, choose 'Image', then 'Flip/Rotate', then 'Rotate by Angle', and choose 90, 180, or 270 as appropriate. Next draw a selection around the area of the image that you wish to keep (using the dotted rectangle tool), then choose 'Edit', then 'Copy'. Now click, 'File', then 'New' (you might be prompted to save your original version, just choose 'no'). Now in the new empty file, click 'Edit', then 'Paste'. Your image is now cropped.
2.) Now you need to resize it. Choose 'Image' on the menubar, then 'Stretch/Skew'. Lower the percentage values for the width and the height (you may need to do some calculating here to keep the proportions the same).
3.) Now save the image as a JPEG image (either .jpeg or .jpg) with a different name from your original image.