Image tips for IE8

Image tips for IE8

Good day Elucidites!

I suspect that some of you may be creating courses for viewing in Internet Explorer 8. This is perfectly acceptable, but you may notice that image sizes that you have set in Elucidat do not apply in this particular browser.

This is because Internet Explorer 8 does not support image resizing (boo!)… Luckily this can be very easily remedied (hooray!).

Continue reading to learn how.

Image tips for IE8

Using ‘Image size’ (above) in the ‘Image’ menu will not work if you intend to view in IE8.

How to control image size

So, because IE8 won’t allow you to resize an image what we need to do is ensure that the image we upload is the correct size before we upload.

This can be achieved easily by using programmes that you will probably already have on your computer, Paint on Windows and Preview on Mac.

To resize with ‘Paint’

  • Right click on the image file in the File Explorer, select Open With, Paint.
  • Once in ‘Paint’ select the ‘Image’ button, then Stretch/Skew.
  • Change the Horizontal and Vertical percentages to a percentage less than 100.
  • Select ‘File’ > ‘Save’ to save the resized image.

A great alternative for Windows users is the free programme ‘Gimp’, this will allow you to specify the exact size in pixels that you would like your image to be, here’s a handy demonstration of how.

To resize with ‘Preview’

  • Double click your image file to open it in ‘Preview’.
  • Click the ‘Tools’ button.
  • Choose the ‘Adjust size’ option.
  • Enter the desired image dimensions.
  • Press ‘Save’

…now when you upload your images they will display at the size that you have just set in Internet Explorer 8.

comments powered by Disqus

Start delivering more successful elearning, at scale.

people in 219 countries are already benefiting from learning created with Elucidat.

Book a Demonstration of Elucidat