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Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by HBS Guy » 09 Jan 2019, 08:14

A good way is to add “600px” to the file name if you have resized to 600pixels wide.

So “Photo1.jpg” becomes “Photo1–600px.jpg”.

Then you could shrink it down more for use as an avatar “Photo1-150px.jpg”.

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Texan » 09 Jan 2019, 07:35

pinkeye wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:Having said that I am sure MS Paint or some free bit of software will do it for you.

So
what comes first? the resized photo or the post. I used to go to add attachment and find the photo I wanted but when it shows up as too big.. I can't remember how to proceed from there. :h

You can resize in MS Paint. Be sure when you save it to "Save As" and change the name so that you don't copy over your original hi-def picture.

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Texan » 09 Jan 2019, 07:35

Oops! Duplicate.

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Texan » 09 Jan 2019, 07:17

Agness wrote:If you like collecting and rummaging around in 2nd hand shops maybe you will like this thread-


i would dearly love to own one these babies

I would like to take up quilting. I have my grandmother's 1972 New Home sewing machine. I think it's a Singer knock off. It's electric. I made a few pot holders, but in laws moving in and work have kept me from making a quilt. I'd like to make patchwork quilt curtains for the living room, and then graduate to an actual quilt. My mom quilts. She made a quilt for my granddaughter. Everyone at the baby shower was stunned. She bought a new machine that has all of the fancy stitches and does embroidery. I have a friend, whose parents are big time into quilting and have a large quilting machine. If I can make the top and supply the bottom and padding, they would be more than happy to quilt it for me. Their grandson grew up with my boys. He is now a US Marine and sews parachutes as part of his job in aircraft egress.

Lols - You did a great job on the dress and were a beautiful bride.

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by HBS Guy » 09 Jan 2019, 04:51

On my laptop I load the photo into Preview, a program that comes with the machine. I crop the photo to remove irrelevant bits leaving just the subject, just the bottle or can of beer and the glass of it I have just poured. Then I go to Tools menu and select “Resize image” and set the width to , say, 600 pixels and the software calculates what the height should be. Save the cropped, resized image and post it.

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by pinkeye » 09 Jan 2019, 01:01

HBS Guy wrote:Having said that I am sure MS Paint or some free bit of software will do it for you.

So
what comes first? the resized photo or the post. I used to go to add attachment and find the photo I wanted but when it shows up as too big.. I can't remember how to proceed from there. :h

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by HBS Guy » 08 Jan 2019, 16:36

Having said that I am sure MS Paint or some free bit of software will do it for you.

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by HBS Guy » 08 Jan 2019, 16:35

No nuffink ’bout Windoze!

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Agness » 08 Jan 2019, 01:31

pinkeye wrote:yes it IS lovely.. very free-flowing.


My Mum designed and made my eldest sister 's wedding gown.. it was amazing. I do have pics of the machine but I'm useless at resizing my photos, which are all too large to post here.

:sad I should know how to resize, but it's a skill I obviously don't consider important, because I can't remember how I used to do it.

Perhaps Monk could advise, once again, how to transfer photos from your computer, in the right size, so as to post here..?

https://resizeimage.net/ try this Pink- i have used it once or twice- it could work for you- trial and error to get the right size- but you will get there

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by HBS Guy » 08 Jan 2019, 00:33

Load it into Paint and resize there? Dunno Windows.

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by pinkeye » 07 Jan 2019, 23:16

yes it IS lovely.. very free-flowing.


My Mum designed and made my eldest sister 's wedding gown.. it was amazing. I do have pics of the machine but I'm useless at resizing my photos, which are all too large to post here.

:sad I should know how to resize, but it's a skill I obviously don't consider important, because I can't remember how I used to do it.

Perhaps Monk could advise, once again, how to transfer photos from your computer, in the right size, so as to post here..?

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Agness » 07 Jan 2019, 21:57

WoW lols what a beautiful dress- you are so talented and your right it really didnt date at all/- I love that dress its so feminine and you look beautiful btw - great job !

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Lols » 07 Jan 2019, 21:32

Agness wrote:1936 Singer sewing machine- that is indeed rare if only 2000 were made originally-I doubt I could ever afford it Pink but would love to see it- I will get my hands one sooner or later when I move to civilisation will make that lot easier i dare say- I love sewing- even just by hand-


That photo you posted, was the same sort of sewing machine I learnt to sew at high school in my first year (year 7 or form 1) in 1966!
I recall how we had to get a momentum going, spin the wheel by hand, get the fabric lined up, then pedal the foot thingy like crazy!

Can't believe I actually did make some A lined summer frocks with that thing!

I too used to love sewing, and tye-dying, and fashion designing.
Friends used to give me competitions to enter, and I did enter a fashion design contest for the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne.
I got a call to go in to be interviewed, had my photo taken with my design!!

Then I found out Myers in Melbourne used my design to make garments with. I also had a job offer from them in the junior fashion department, but did my folks ever tell me about that? Nope, they did not, and why they didn't I will never know, maybe they thought it wasn't a real job, and I went to Business College instead, so I could be a secrtary in the family business, that's all I could think of the reason, they didn't want to 'lose' me to Myers and wanted me for them.
In a way, I understand it now, but I didn't back then!!

I designed my own wedding dress, and bought the fabric. Went to a fashion design school to get the pattern made up (they mesaured me etc).
It worked out really well. Dresses back then in 1976 were $350 and I made mine for $50.
To this day, it still looks fashionable, because I thought simplicity was best.
I might have to find a photo to put up.
Found this one.
Image

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by HBS Guy » 07 Jan 2019, 20:04

The one you posted above you left the ‘s’ from “https://. . .” in place. I deleted it and the video showed up.

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Post by Agness » 07 Jan 2019, 19:38

HBS Guy wrote:Don’t be silly. You can post and see videos.

Yes I have my unsafe scripts icon back now- it went missing for a bit - all good

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by HBS Guy » 07 Jan 2019, 19:18

Don’t be silly. You can post and see videos.

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Agness » 07 Jan 2019, 19:14

just subscribed to American Pickers - you could get lost in there for years I think- but so interesting- that little thing GP told me about to allow me to display a video is gone and so now I cant use it to see other videos :rain


Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Agness » 07 Jan 2019, 09:16

pinkeye wrote:
It belonged to my mother, and grandmother, and is an industrial machine.
They were dress-makers and my grandmother was a milliner.
I've used it.. both as a child, and an adult.


It is magnificent, but I would need to talk to you about it further, elsewhere.

I wanted be a clothes designer from a very young age- opportunity just never came my way-"dressmaker" triggers me you could say lol

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Agness » 07 Jan 2019, 09:11

1936 Singer sewing machine- that is indeed rare if only 2000 were made originally-I doubt I could ever afford it Pink but would love to see it- I will get my hands one sooner or later when I move to civilisation will make that lot easier i dare say- I love sewing- even just by hand-

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by pinkeye » 06 Jan 2019, 21:43

I have a very rare (only 2000 ever made) 1936 Singer. It is rare because it was produced for the continent.
( I assume)
It's measures are in metric.

It belonged to my mother, and grandmother, and is an industrial machine.
They were dress-makers and my grandmother was a milliner.
I've used it.. both as a child, and an adult.

It is magnificent, but I would need to talk to you about it further, elsewhere.

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Agness » 06 Jan 2019, 20:36

thanks Aussie

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Aussie » 06 Jan 2019, 20:16

Agness wrote:
Aussie wrote:I can give you a link to one right now.

Well can I have it please?


Go to your FaceBook account and search Kerry Daley-Nambour-stuff for sale/buy/swap.

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Agness » 06 Jan 2019, 20:11

Aussie wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:With the sewing machine or without?

Have to be really lucky to find one at a good price!


With the machine. What is a good price?



Well I just go by the best price ( cheapest ) in the best condition for the price - how would you do it? I'm not an expert on anything -

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Aussie » 06 Jan 2019, 19:55

HBS Guy wrote:With the sewing machine or without?

Have to be really lucky to find one at a good price!


With the machine. What is a good price?

Re: Bargain Hunt

Post by Agness » 06 Jan 2019, 19:54

HBS Guy wrote:With the sewing machine or without?

Have to be really lucky to find one at a good price!

with- yes finding one at an affordable price will indeed be a bargain :bgrin

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