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Hi People inside my computer

My name is Andy and I am from the grimm North East (Yes I bought the car. No I didn't steal it and bring it up here ).
I have got (recently) an Alfa 156 2.4 JTD Sportwagon Veloce and oh do I LOVE this car!!
Never had an Alfa before so when a friend offered me the 2 1/2 year old car for a bargain price as he was leaving the country I jumped at the chance. Only had it 3 weeks but I will NEVER look back! I have never had a diesel like this before, sounds amazing with the turbo whirring but as the revs get higher you get to hear the V5.
The interior is amazing - full leather, Bose stereo with fitted sub, a well thought out dash and performance and handling that puts a lot of petrol cars to shame AND IT'S A DIESEL ESTATE!! Never thought I would see the day I bought one!
All of this in metallic black, oh and now a lovely crease in the bonnet where some youth must have mistaken my car for a step
Anyway I have waffled enough for today . . . anyone got any handy hints on warranties and if I have to pay £40 so they can tell me that the airbag has a fault (isn't that the purpose of the warning lamp I have illuminated?) . .
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Hi Andy, welcoem on board. It's great to hear you'«re having such a great time with your "new" Alfa!

I bet you're going to take some piccies, sooner or later. If you care to share them with us you'll be waiting...

Btw... it's a 5 in line, not a V5.
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Whoops ma bad Still, it sounds pretty damn amazing all the same
Thanks for the welcome and yes of course I can share some pics - thats if you don't mind looking at an estate (even if it is the sexiest estate I have ever seen - yes I am biased!)

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Welcome aboard Andy.
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welcome to the forum andy/ big red..

nice to see another alfa owner from the north east..
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Alright Big Red Andy, welcome to Alfa ownership and the AO forum.

As the citrus one said Nice to see another Alfa owner and AO forum member from our neck of the woods.
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Welcome Big Red....you don't fight oil well fires do you

Anyway, welcome to Alfaowner and thanks for spelling it right

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...... I can share some pics - thats if you don't mind looking at an estate (even if it is the sexiest estate I have ever seen - yes I am biased!).......
We always welcome pics of any Alfa - of course, we are all biased
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thats if you don't mind looking at an estate
It's not a estate, it's an Alfa. That's what maters.
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Welcome to AO Andy
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Welcome to AO BigRed
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personally I think the sw looks better than the saloon (without wanting to upset anyone ).

Very nice wheels, welcome aboard!!!
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It's not a estate, it's an Alfa.
It's a 5 door coupé.
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Yeah I am along those lines as well stuarth. I think the SW looks better than the slaoon's - but thats just my opinion
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Ok I have some webspace I can use for pics, I have the pics BUT when I upload them and then make them viewable they are HUGE!!

I have a 5.2 megapixel Fugi something-or-other (the wifes) and although the pics are quality they are massive. Is there a way I can make a small thumbnail that is a clickable link to the bigger picture?
I have Adobe Photoshop CS but I am a complete novice with it
My brother is the genius but he is away in the States.

And I am sorry if I have posted this in the wrong area but at the moment I am still getting used to the forum.

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Just send them in to hugosa@alfaspirit.com and I'll do the job for you.
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Welcome to the forum Take Hugo up on his offer for the best results as your pics sound huge For future reference here is a related thread

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=31365
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Cheers Kurz.
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Willkomen,bien venu, welcome..
Now where are those pictures??
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I haven't got them.
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I have Adobe Photoshop CS but I am a complete novice with it
Hi Andy, if you have CS then easy way is open the picture with it, click in Images | Image Size.. Then change the resoulution to about 640 x 480, then click OK.

Then save it, it will give you a Quality setting bar, move the bar so that it says about 90Kb's, then after thats done you can upload them using the "Manage Attachments" button below where you type your post.

Alternatively you could download a program called "PIXresizer" - try www.download.com for it - its so easy to use and you can resize loads of picture in seconds

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Then save it, it will give you a Quality setting bar,
You only forgot one thing, Jack: chose "Save for web" button.
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TAAAA DAAAAA!!!

Not exactly spot on as the thumbnail descriptions can't be seen without scrolling but hey here are me pics:
BigReds Alfa 156
I am chuffed with meself now
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Well done Some smart pics you have there Very
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Hei well done mate!
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