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Danni-loves-2-cook

my yeasty beasties at work

Hi all, 


This is my second attempt at sourdough from my wild starter made with Debra Wink's formula. The result is amazing, just what I was hoping for in a sourdough loaf. I used the Norwich sourdough recipe from the Wild Yeast blog, adding some harvest grain blend from KA. What a great bread this turned out to be. It is nice and sour with a chewy texture, open crumb, and nice crisp crust. I'd post a pic, but I can't figure out how to change the pixel size on my mac. Will keep at it and hopefully eventually figure it out and then post a pic. 

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Nomadcruiser53

I use irfanview on my PC for sizing pics and doing slideshows. Works great and easy to use. I see they have a MAC version and it's a free download.

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sephiepoo

If you have iPhoto on your mac (most macs come with it pre-installed), you should just need to export the file (top menu bar, File - Export - scale images no larger than # x #) and then save it to the location of your choice.  It'll preserve the ratios for you, so you really only need to pick the sizing that you want.


Sephie

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SulaBlue

If you are using iPhoto, you can do as Sephie said above. Alternately, if you are using Preview to edit your photos, do the following:


 


1. Open image in Preview.


2. Go to Tools -> Adjust Size


3. Set your resolution to 72dpi (Which is all you need for display on a computer screen)


3. On the right side, pull the "Inches" Drop-down to "Pixels"


4. Set your widest measurement to no more than 800. Less is probably better. 500 pixels is generally adequate for an online photo :)


5. Save our image with a new name so you retain your high-res copy.

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sephiepoo

What version are you running on your mac? That's so interesting that you can do this in Preview - I can't. I have no option to do this in the program (I just tried) and I'm bummed because it seemed easier :)  Guess I'll have to stick with iPhoto

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SulaBlue

I'm on whatever the latest version is, I guess? OS 10.5.6 with Preview version 4.1.

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Debra Wink

Welcome to sourdough :-)


Check your camera settings---you may be able to select a smaller size before you take the pictures and eliminate the need to resize for TFL.

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Danni-loves-2-cook

Thanks so much for all the help with pictures. I'll try the mac ideas first and hopefully post a pic today. 

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Danni-loves-2-cook

Here's the pic.  Thanks so much Sephie! That was so easy! 

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sephiepoo

That is an absolutely beautiful picture.  Great job!! So glad you could share that with us :)

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Soundman

That's beautiful bread, Danni-loves-2-cook! Congratulations. I'm sure you've experienced the thrill of sourdough. Doesn't it feel good?


David

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Nomadcruiser53

Your bread looks great. Nice work with the camera also. My 1st attempt at a sourdough starter is bubbling and into day 4 now. I can't wait until I can use it. Dave