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I think the image resizing in banner is very bad. You need to fix this!
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Hello Dag-Eirik,

This has come up a few times recently and I think the best suggestion is to resize the banner image independently with an image manipulation program before uploading it to the File Manager. It will then be optimised and ready to go.

Hopefully this will be worked on in due course but for now the pre-load work is your best shot.
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Hello Dag-Eirik

I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing problems with resizing your banner. What issues are you having exactly?

Gop is right that it's a good idea to resize your (banner) images with an image editor beforehand. You can do this within your Yola account by first uploading your image to your Yola File Manager (upper menu bar > Site > File Manager) and then editing it with Aviary (click on the image, and then choose the option from the drop down menu in the top right corner).

You can also use Adobe Photoshop, or the free online image editor Pixlr.com.
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I certainly wouldn't do it with Aviary it's reportedly unreliable and I have found the same.

Avoid Aviary for this function
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Hi Dag_Eirik,
Agree with Gop, an image manip program best. You can download 'the Gimp' - similar to PShop but opensource (ie free). Also, same as Gop wouldn't use with Aviary better to undertake in your own image edgiting software.
If you wish to purchase something, then really easy to use and does lots of things similar to PhotoShop and can also open/save PShop files, then PhotoImpact now owned by Corel Corp is fantastic and much easier to use than PShop and Gimp. Unfort Corel bought it (from their opposition) and aren't doing anything with it (as they wld much rather promote corel Draw), so if you want, would suggest you get it before they let it go the way of the 'dodo' (as they have other software items they bought).
You may know the above, so may be just repeating things to you. However, good luck.
J
PS. if a student, then can buy adobe products at student rates at a ridiculously huge saving...
Or can download for about 60 days the free full version of PhotoShop from Adobe and use as a full programme, totally free for 'x' amount of time. You may wish to do that to help yourself out in meantime??
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I bought Photoshop and try to add my own picture. It's still the same problem because I do not know the size of the frame or how to adjust the size of my image on beforehand. Whenever I paste there is a gigantic version showing, with just a small portion of the picture showing withinn the frame.
It really sucks.
Help me please!
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I save my banners to around the 850 or 750 mark width and around 250 or 35o height, but depends on your site design. If a bit larger, then can always scale down, but of course if smaller and make larger, it will 'blur'.
Find this works ok. Have just posted something in the forum asking if perhaps we could have pixels for size of text boxes etc, as this perhaps would also assist in what you are asking for also.?
J
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Thanks for the tip! I agree to that. So what are marks? You say 850 mark...
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Sorry. shld have said in pixels, ie 850 pixels. Measure everything in pixels. I did post as said in forum,re measurements and Gop also answered. See Ruule and Measure It. for what Gop uses. You can use Pixel Ruler free, and also I think the one that Gop said also. These are great and open up on desktop and measure whatever is on screen. So will help you a lot hopefully.
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Hi Dag,

Can you tell me the Style you are using or your published website address and I can find the dimension for you.

You are welcome to either send me the image to my email; gop@designscent.com or post it here on the forum and I'll take it off here. Your choice.
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Thank you! And you really don't work here?
I have chosen the "Health and Fitness" website category.
Do you think you can find the dimensions in pixels?
I think I could fix the size in Photoshop then...
Do you know how?
I will send you a pic on your email, so you can show me.
Thank you very much!
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Do you know the name of the Style that you have chosen to build your site? Every style is different so I can only find the dimensions if I can locate the specific style.

Thanks Dag. PS Your image didn't come through.
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OK have adjusted your image and sent it back to you. have included the description of the process with PhotoShop.