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I'm currently creating icons for 52 cards of a card game, and, using MS Paint and MS Office Picture Manager to crop a larger image which contains all the cards, and, resize the pictures so that each card is stored in a separate file i.e. 01.GIF is Ace of Clubs up to 52.GIF should be King of Spades. I'm using Java 1.6 and Eclipse to code the application.

However, I have noticed that the manual cropping leads to a slight difference in the image size (when reading the image on MS Windows, so for example one image has dimensions of 73 x 98 - presumably pixels), while another image has dimensions of 73 x 97).

Any idea how to ensure that the dimensions are the same?

The images are available in a RAR file at http://bit.ly/dHKEsI.

The cards are Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen, King of Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, Spades each.

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I'd simply suggest not using MS Paint and MS Office Picture Manager if the crop sizes turn out to be wrong. Maybe try a decent program like IrfanView or even a trial of Photoshop Elements, where you would be able to define a specific crop size. –  slhck Apr 22 '11 at 8:56

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