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Ron Volk

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picture sizing
« on: August 01, 2011, 06:09:55 PM »

I still have some (no, lots of) confusion regarding attaching pictures to a message.  I have 4 pictures I would like to post, but I don't know how to resize them any smaller than I have.  The pictures I have were of my dorades & the new traveller setup.  On checking the size of the pictures I have in my files the sizes of each picture ran from 2.47mb to 2.52mb and 2592x1944mp.  Using my existing software (Windows 7) I downsized each of these pictures to the smallest size I could which they then became 640X480mp and ranged in size from 192mb to 215mb still to large for posting. Could someone please help me out.

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Re: picture sizing
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 07:37:52 PM »

I hope you still have "Paint" in Win 7... I use MS paint.  Just use "open with" when you left click on your jpg. pick MS paint.   in the menu select "Image", then select stretch/skew , 50% should knock a 1mb file to .5mb or 500kb.   save file as a jpg not a bmp.  check properties to see if the size in your new file was reduced enough.  There are some bugs in this forum for pics. I can't explain them but I posted pics too large, I got an error message, but following the size warning it still would not take 4 pics under 150kb each or something to that affect.  I found this with a google search for getting paint for win 7, i didn't read the whole thing to see if that'll do it but  hopefully it works for you.

http://en.softonic.com/s/microsoft-paint-windows-7
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Re: picture sizing
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 08:00:34 PM »

http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,4053.0.html

http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,3701.0.html

I just used it to resize 5,400 kb photo files down to 62  kb.

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Re: picture sizing
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 09:49:21 PM »

A good way to be safe, take picture you want to post with your phone...very seldomly are they too large.
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Re: picture sizing
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 04:51:35 AM »

MS Office Picture manager.  Picture menu, select compress.  In menu on right try web pages, if still to big, try email.
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Re: picture sizing
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 07:46:24 AM »

Another way to do that is to upload to a website like Picasa, photo bucket or even Facebook and just use a link to that site.
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Ron Volk

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Re: picture sizing
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 09:55:09 AM »

Thanks everybody for all the suggestions and help, I now have a list of options I can use.
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