How Do I Reduce Pixel Count

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Mike, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Hi, I want to email somepictures but they are slightly over 5MB each. How
    can
    I reduce to siz and maintain picture integerity? They are pictures of a
    rug.
    I don't own any photo editing software. Ooops, I do own Olympus
    Master v1.42 photo editing that came with my Olympus C-7000 but I don't use
    it
    because it';s not intutive and some features aren't available unless I enter
    a code from a xD card package. I bought a 1MB hi speed xD card then threw
    out
    the packaging. Turns out I need a # number from the packaging to enable
    some features in the Olympus software.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
    Mike, Oct 21, 2006
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  2. Mike

    Paul Heslop Guest

    You need something like Irfanview, which you can download free and
    which is pretty much intuitive. When you make changes to an image such
    as this the best thing is to make the changes and save as a different
    file, then you're not losing the image in case you're unhappy with the
    results. If you don't need a massive size but still want reasonable
    quality then try the resizing options.

    http://www.irfanview.com/
     
    Paul Heslop, Oct 21, 2006
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks, I've used that before but couldn't remember thge name.
    Very nice website. Which camera did you use to take the photos?

    Mike
     
    Mike, Oct 21, 2006
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  4. Mike

    Paul Heslop Guest

    Thanks Mike... my camera on most of those was my old Olympus
    c-220zoom, though a couple are from my incredibly dodgy c-725 SZ.
     
    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
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  5. Mike

    Paul Heslop Guest

    heh you learn something new every day, thanks Roy. I guess it uses OE
    to send though?
     
    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
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  6. Mike

    JohnR66 Guest

    I'll second that. I just reduced some 600-some KB images down to 150K for
    email. OP should be careful of the settings so the originals are not over
    written by mistake!
    John
     
    JohnR66, Oct 22, 2006
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  7. Mike

    Paul Heslop Guest

    Yeah, I know when I first started messing with images I was always
    doing that.
     
    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
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  8. Mike

    chaser Guest

    Powertoys from Microsoft is a good one. Highlite in an Explorer window/
    right clik and resize. As many as you want, to any size you want. Resize
    the original or make a copy.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx


    --
    JP

    "No one can tell me where my soul might be;
    I searched for God, but he eluded me;
    I sought my brother and found all three."

    -Ernest Howard Crosby
     
    chaser, Oct 22, 2006
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  9. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks will do.
     
    Mike, Oct 22, 2006
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  10. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Great, I'm using Outlook Express to send/receive email.
     
    Mike, Oct 22, 2006
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  11. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Mike, Oct 22, 2006
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  12. Mike

    Paul Heslop Guest

    ah, my default is netscape (old) but windows doesn't let me set it for
    all applications I would like. I don't use outlook either. Oh yeah,
    forgot to mention I also installed that windows resizer which lets you
    right click any image and resize.

    It's on this page

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
     
    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
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  13. Mike

    Paul Heslop Guest

    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
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  14. Mike

    Paul Heslop Guest

    It's still good to have something like Irfanview anyway as it can do
    other processes and you can sharpen image if resizing makes them look
    soft etc.
     
    Paul Heslop, Oct 22, 2006
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  15. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I'm very impressed w/ Picasa2. Really like the "I'm feeling lucy" and "auto
    contrast" features.
     
    Mike, Oct 23, 2006
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  16. Mike

    John Turco Guest

    Paul Heslop wrote:


    Hello, Paul:

    I'm thinking of upgrading to Windows XP, pretty soon (running
    Millennium, at the moment). Would I have any problems installing
    and using Netscape Communicator 4.8, on XP?

    Thank you, for any advice.


    Cordially,
    John Turco <>
     
    John Turco, Oct 24, 2006
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  17. Mike

    Paul Heslop Guest

    Hi John, well, as you can see I use it and have for a long time. It
    doesn't cover everything though as there are a fair few things which
    just refuse to open in such an old program. Basically I use it for as
    much as I can and use Internet explorer for anything else. One thing
    to watch for is links to flash web pages, that kind of thing.
     
    Paul Heslop, Oct 24, 2006
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  18. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I believe XP is more stable than Millennium and it like a lot of RAM.
    It'll run ok w/ 512mb but really likes one or two gigs. For browsers
    FireFox is highly recommended. MS just released Internet Explorer v7
    but I'd hold off for awhile before upgrading. If your hardware is very
    old
    it might be time to head to COSTCO and pick up a new PC.
     
    Mike, Oct 25, 2006
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  19. Mike

    John Turco Guest


    Hello, Paul:

    Sorry, I should've been more specific, as I use Netscape for e-mail and
    Usenet, and Internet Explorer as my Web browser. I need to know whether
    there'd be any difficulties, importing my existing, Millennium-based
    Communicator messages (or copying and pasting the relevant files) into
    the XP version of Netscape.

    Thanks, for replying!


    Cordially,
    John Turco <>
     
    John Turco, Oct 27, 2006
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  20. Mike

    John Turco Guest


    Hello, Mike:

    Yes, I readily concur, WinME isn't particularly stable. Yet, that's
    not the prime reason I want to move on to XP; Millennium's lack of
    support for newer hardware and software has become far too frustrating,
    lately.

    My main computer is a home-built, Intel Pentium III 1GHz (1050MHz, to
    be precise), with 1GB of Micron RAM (ECC) and dual Samsung 160GB hard
    drives (ATA, 7,200RPM). Although somewhat aged, it should be quite
    adequate enough to run XP properly, I'd imagine.

    As to application software, I've almost always used Netscape, for e-mail
    and Usenet, dating back to my online debut, in 1996. For the past five
    years or so, Internet Explorer has been my favorite Web browser.

    Thanks, for your comments!


    Cordially,
    John Turco <>
     
    John Turco, Oct 27, 2006
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