.. because no one likes looking at 2400x1600 pictures from a nice digital camera on an 800x600 screen! 5-Step MS Paint Resizing Procedure:
1. Find a file
2. Right Click > Open With > Paint
3. In MS Paint: Image > Stretch/Skew (or CTRL-W as a keyboard shortcut)
4. Stretch the image down to a reasonable size. Enter 50% for both values to start off, and see how it looks.
5. What was once a huge image is now slightly less huge! Use File > Save As to save, so you don't overwrite the original large file, then upload it and post it! PowerToys Image Resizer
A better solution, if you are running Windows XP, is downloading Image Resizer as a part of Powertoys.. it is available here: