Resize Images (How To)

There are tools available for you to use and a fairly common shareware application is GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program. GIMP is a free download from the internet and the web site contains information about downloading, installing, using, and enhancing it. This site also serves as a distribution point for the latest releases. To use GIMP to capture a screen image and reduce its overall memory size:

  1. In GIMP, go to the File menu
  2. Choose Create, and then Screen Shot
  3. Click the Grab a Single Window
  4. Use the +hand tool to grab the active window where your image resides
  5. To crop the image, you will use the Toolbox Palette
    • Use the selection tools (the dotted rectangle or dotted lasso) to highlight the desired area
    • Manipulate the image in any way you see fit, including flipping, rotating, or airbrushing
  6. Back in the Main Palette, go to the Image menu
  7. Click Crop to Selection
  8. Proceed to the File menu
  9. Choose Save as
  10. Use the Select File Type to change the file format to JPG (JPGs are the only file format that will import into many places in Theatre Manager, including the Patron Detail Profile Tab)
  11. Click Save
  12. A window will pop up that allows you to change the Image Quality (high quality = more KB and needs more storage space, low quality = fewer KB and needs less storage space). Use the slider to adjust the image quality so that the final image is under 500KB.
  13. Click Save