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strad

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Picture size
« on: March 09, 2010, 11:30:35 AM »

What's the best way to reduce the kb size of a picture below the postable limit? I'm certain this has been asked before but I can't find it. Senior moment?

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Re: Picture size
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 11:37:31 AM »

Discovered this recently

http://www.picnik.com/

Seems quite good for things like resizing etc

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Re: Picture size
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 11:51:01 AM »

If the picture is high resolution (many pixels wide and high) you can get a long way by just scaling it down to a small enough size that still looks OK. Any simple Graphics editor - even MS Paint using the Image Stretch menu (just set X and Y to the same percentage, less than 100%, and it will shrink the picture) Smaller dimensions will certainly make a smaller file.

A decent Graphics editor (I use GIMP which is powerful and free) should also have a way of setting the amount of compression while saving an JPEG file. The GIMP will let you slide the compression level up and down on a slider bar and shows the actual file size changing as you do it, also previewing the picture so you can see how much distortion is created by the compression. I think Paint Shop Pro can do something like that too.

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Re: Picture size
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 12:01:05 PM »

Last time I tried uploading using photobucket it allowed me to choose the dymensions and resize it quite easily..

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Re: Picture size
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 12:14:02 PM »

Thanks for that.

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Re: Picture size
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010, 05:57:24 AM »

how about Google/Picasa

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Re: Picture size
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2010, 03:33:54 PM »

It wasna me!

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