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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-25-2003, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Question How do I decrease the size of a .jpg?

My digital camera takes pictures that when I post them here as attachments take up the whole page and take freekin' forever to download. How do I decrease their size. Here's the stats on them as taken from the camera:
  • 1600 x 1200 pixels
  • Horizontal/Vertical Resolution = 72dpi
  • Size = 310 Kilobytes
I don't have an image editor other than Paint, so what is something simple I can do?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-25-2003, 05:58 PM
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you can resize the image in paint, use the stretch/skew feature, and set the ratio to 50/50 instead of the default 100/100. I use Webgraphics Optimizer, it works wonders in windows imho, get the profesional version as it'll allow for batch optimazation.

www.webopt.com

The full version does cost though.
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Thanks!

Thanks AbecX! You da man....I don't care what Whiteboy says about you.

One question though....why doesn't the camera take the pictures and download them to the computer at the smaller size? What is the advantage of having the picture at the size it was (ie: larger size)?

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better quality for full page print outs

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-26-2003, 08:45 AM
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Re: Thanks!

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Thanks AbecX! You da man....I don't care what Whiteboy says about you.

One question though....why doesn't the camera take the pictures and download them to the computer at the smaller size? What is the advantage of having the picture at the size it was (ie: larger size)?

Most cameras have an option to decrease the size of the pictures, look through you're manual and it should tell you how to switch it down.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-26-2003, 06:14 PM
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Aye. Normally, you'll have 3 or 4 size settings, starting at the lowest of 640x480, and up to the highest your camera will take. The manual should explain how to do this.

Also, ACDSee 5 has some nice quick image editing features, such as batch resizing/renaming, etc. But it also costs money.

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