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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2003, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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How to?

..make the file size of a pic smaller?

We have a full memory stick (almost 200 pics) and I can even send 3 pics in an email without filling up the in/sent box.

Do we have to do each pic separately?

This is probably a dumb question.....sorry
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2003, 11:37 AM
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You need to convert the images to jpg, I recommend www.webopt.com and grab web graphics optimizer. Its free for 30 days...

Most image programs will let you save in jpeg format.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2003, 11:45 AM
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This one is free and super easy and fast to use


http://www.irfanview.com/


all you have to do is install the program... copy your pictures to a directory on your hard drive... and there is an option in there to do a batch conversion plug in the size you want the pictures to be and it does it all for you....


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Also, most email programs will only allow a file to be a certain size while sending it. Usually not more then 2 megs. What you could do is after converting them to jpeg, zip them up into one or two files with Winzip.
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Technically, its not the email program limiting the size of the attachments, its the email service settings at your ISP.
I give another vote for irfanview. I've used it for years, the best freeware graphics program out there. I doesn't do much besides resize and view but it does it very well.
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Your right Chris. I was in a tired and in a hurry to get to bed when I wrote that. Sorry for the confusion. But yes, it would be either the ISP if you are using MS Outlook or Netscape Communicator or in the case of webmail it would be the hosting company, like Yahoo or Microsoft (Hotmail).
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I just converted them using Irfanview, awesome program BTW. But the complete file size is still the same 107MB.

If I only can use 10mb of web space, how can I host all of these for friends to pic and choose the pics they want?
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107MB? 2000 Jpgs shouldnt take up that much room. You are still doing something wrong. I cant guess what though.
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There are varying degrees of JPEG compression. I haven't used Irfanview, but most programs I've used (including Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, and MS Photo Editor) will allow you to vary how much compression you use. In all of those programs, you do a File - Save As (not just Save). Then once JPEG is selected as the file type, there is an Options or Advanced button where you can increase the compression.

How many pictures are we talking here?? 107MB is quite a bit of space.

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yeah 107 meg is a shit load of pictures..... somethign is not right
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They don't seem to be compressed enough. I am guessing that they average around 500kb a piece. That is to much for a jpeg.

I dont use irfanview so I am not sure if there is a compression setting in it. Check to see if there is and try to go with a higher compression, you will get less quality but the file size will be smaller.

To get all of those pics on a 10 mb website you will need the pics to be at or around 50 kb.
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107MB? 2000 Jpgs shouldnt take up that much room. You are still doing something wrong. I cant guess what though.
Bitmaps (bmp) maybe? Or Tiff, or Targa. Unless there are just a shitload of jpegs. Can that program resize images too? You might try not only converting to jpeg, but also resizing (say, around 800x600 or 640x480) for use on the website. You can always keep the originals for prints if you wish, just resize, and recompress the ones you're going to put on the web.

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