I have an image that im trying to post but its too large how do i make it smaller
You can use tools like Gimp, Paint, Photoshop or other editing tools.
And thare are also webservices and softwares dedicated to image resizing:
I filtered the alternatives by opensource licenses, but there may be commercial demos as well.
I just wasn’t thinking clearly you can use the height and width attribute to resize an img
No problem !
Know exactly what you’re getting… Resize display dimensions - yes. But the original file size remains.
If the image is 2MB, 1920x2048 size… doing this
<img src="bigphoto.jpg" width="300" height="200">
will still download to the user a 2MB file, albeit displayed as a small 300x200 image.
Don’t forget about https://www.getpaint.net/ which is great for the basics.
You can use CSS to resize too but it won’t change the actual file size as @owel said.
For image optimization, I use a web app called Pixler. I also used it to make the icons for the social media links on my portfolio site.
also worth noting you can compress file size without losing image quality using https://tinypng.com/