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Thank you; that post answers almost all of my questions. How do you make an x pixel by x pixel picture using basic ms paint or how do you convert an existing picture to that super small format?
I'm not much of a Paint user but the menu item Image->Attributes should work for you.
For basic image shrinking, cropping, resizing, etc. Irfanview is awesome. It's not a drawing tool at all but it can understand just about any type of image you throw at it for basic stuff.