How to reduce picture size

Discussion in 'Photography' started by L, Sep 8, 2006.

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    L Guest

    When I take a picture and down load it into my computer (JEP) whenever
    I email to someone its always full page size. How do I make it smaller
    (I guess that also means the picture file size will also be smaller ?).
    I know this my be mandane for many of you but I just cant seem to get it
    done.
    Regards
     
    L, Sep 8, 2006
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    hTr Guest

    L

    This will depend on your Viewer or editor, the function to look for is
    resize or resample. 800 x 600 portrait and 1024 x 768 in landscape is
    generally a good email size. This should cause very little loss of
    picture quality

    Hope this helps

    hTr





    When I take a picture and down load it into my computer (JEP)
    whenever
    I email to someone its always full page size. How do I make it
    smaller
    (I guess that also means the picture file size will also be smaller
    ?).
    I know this my be mandane for many of you but I just cant seem to get
    it
    done.
    Regards
     
    hTr, Sep 8, 2006
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    James Guest

    If you use Windows XP, try this:


    Right click on the picture file, then select

    Send To


    Then select


    Mail Recipient


    You will then have a window that says "Send Pictures via E-Mail. Make sure
    the choice selected is:

    Make all my pictures smaller


    In this window, click "Show More Options"

    As most folks today now use monitors and resolution size of 1024 X 768,
    that is the size that I prefer to use. For the great majority of folks,
    when they get the email, when they click on the picture, it appears "full
    screen" on their monitor.

    This process also reduces the image (data) size of the picture. For
    example, a 2 meg picture may be reduced down to 300 kb. It goes out over
    the internet much faster, but on a 1024 X 768 resolution monitor, it looks
    great !!

    Practice the above procedure by right-clicking one of your favorite
    pictures, and emailing it to yourself. You can see how it fills your screen
    by clicking on the attachment, for a full view.

    Please let us know if/how this helps !!!

    --james--
     
    James, Sep 8, 2006
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    Ric Trexell Guest

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    The best program that I have for this is Xnview. It is freeware and can be
    d/l'ed at www.xnview.com. It is super easy by just pulling down the Image
    window and then clicking on resize. You just hold the arrow key down and it
    will reduce it from 100% down to 1%. Then you can look at it and if it
    isn't what you want, just cancel it and do it over. Then I always save it
    as a reduced file. It is also quick. Ric in Wisconsin.
     
    Ric Trexell, Sep 9, 2006
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