[GUIDE] images - How to make them smaller

[GUIDE] Formatting in Duolingo
[GUIDE] Duo emoji

  1. Take a copy of the image you want to make smaller.
    ie. 29
    ( p.s. please make sure you are not infringing copy write by using the image. )
  2. Open a drawing package that allows you to change the size of the image. I prefer one that allows me to reduce the pixel size. And as I have windows, I use "paint'.
    ie paint
  3. I then "select" the image and and then "resize" it. That is the two squares overlapping each other to the right of the "select" option.
    I then resize the image to something smaller. Usually to 30 pixels.
    This is the example I have done: 29
  4. I then post by copying and pasting that image up to a web image hosting site. i.e.

    You can locate other image hosting sites by googling them, with the key words "Image hosting sites".

Can people post instructions on how to do this with other drawing packages that are free ?

June 24, 2019


Thank you, dogomolo.

June 24, 2019
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Duo2 I join you in this : Thank you dogomolo !

June 25, 2019

--Spelled it wrong the first time, whoops.--

July 1, 2019
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Also to note, as has pointed out:

One cool thing about is that it offers ready made markdown code for your image:



Unfortunately for imgur, you have to check that .png is on the end of your link, and if missing to add it.

August 7, 2019

Thank you ,daKanga! This is really helpful. I had problems when the image was way too big! :D

June 25, 2019
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You are very welcome toggitang4 . I am just returning from work and also cooking tea. Are you being successful in creating some of your own style of emoji yet ?

And also of course hopefully through this evening I will catch up on my other messages.
ps. also fighting with a weird new (but second hand) computer. That seems to be talking a different language to my fingers. sigh. It is a more recent operating system as well - and I am also struggling with that. sigh. Change is hard. But it is necessary.

June 25, 2019

Well not yet! Still practicing. But I'm getting a hang of it! R u okay? Hope your struggle dwindles away! Wait do you guys wake up that early everyday to work at Duolingo?

(update) P.S: you don't have to answer alllll my comments ;) (I talk a lot when I'm bored or excited or meh)Hope you feel better soon! Just read it's fine. Jus' rest right now. One who's struggling will eventually git out of it or git used to it.

June 25, 2019
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I am Australian. I am a volunteer in this community. And I am currently in Victoria Australia.

Mostly I make ends meet by handy person tasks. Currently working on a tile roof that has been damaged from a tree on council land dropping a branch at great heights on it.
I - and all Ambassadors - whatever their role, we are volunteers.

I know from other conversations with you, you are striving to be an ambassador in our community.
Have you checked out: that gives some more information about being an ambassador.

June 25, 2019


June 25, 2019

Today SpaceX (private rocket company) had a launch at 2:00 a.m. It was a Falcon Heavy! A huge launch. I woke up to see it LIVE on YouTube. What's cool about SpaceX is, they launch and reuse their rockets. With landing legs, they land the rocket!

June 25, 2019
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