Hey all of you great people that took time to answer my call for help : ) I appreciate it very much !!
I do use an editing program an old one but I love it ACDSee
and I do downsize my photos when I post and when I did my header pictures before, they weren't so HUGE !
I do the shrink to fit option as well .. but it still seems so large.
However .. you guys have liked it so far ? so I will keep it a while until I have time to experiment .. right now we are trying to get the kitchen (my office, until number one son leaves home) and main bathroom painted .. if ever you have gone through the agony of painting .. well, you know what it can be like .. so I can't dig into experimenting until that drama is over ? haha
BUT ... thank you all so much for answering my call for help I really appreciate how good you all are to me : )