I have used gparted to reduce the partition size of a 4.01GB CF card down to 3.5GB in order to allow me to clone it using DD, the remaining amount at the end of this disk is free space and the resize was successful.
Problem is, when I use dd to save to an image file, the image that is created is still 4.01GB and has not shrunk.
I have checked several times, and the partition has definitely been shrunk !
What am I doing wrong ??