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Old 10-08-2010, 10:02 PM
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Question need help compressing photos for the gallery

if i could figure out how to get my photos down to under 100kb's i would post a photo of my rod wrapper/
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:36 PM
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Irfanview

Also download and install the plug-in pack.

Re-size the photo to 800 pixels wide, and then chose "Save for web". This option really reduces the size without screwing up the picture.
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one time thing? i'll do it for you....

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Default Re: need help compressing photos for the gallery

These are useful online tools too:

Online Image Optimizer: Optimize your GIFS, JPGS, and PNGS online.

Web Resizer - Making Photos Faster - Optimize pictures for websites and email


Aslo a sneaky way is to mail the photo to yourself and Windows will ask if you want to resize!

1. Go to My Computer and find image file
2. right click on file name for menu to appear
3. left click on "Send to"
4. left click on Mail Recipient

You will be asked if you want to resize or not.

This works quite well.

Hope this helps

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PS. Adobe Photoshop "Save for Web" is the best!
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If you think you will be doing it a lot and don't mind dropping a few $$$ I would recommend getting Adobe Fireworks. It's a graphics program but it was some really cool Web Optimization features that help you change the size of your file without necessarily changing the size.

It's what I use when I create web sites and am uploading graphics. I have already taken files that would be 80k and turned them into like 13k files. If you want a little more info, PM me and I can give you an overview.
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by the way, general resizing tips for web use:

photos do not have to be more than 72 pixels per inch (ppi). most monitors are 72ppi and anything more just makes the file size bigger than is useful.

crop horizontal photos to 6-8 inches wide (600-800 pixels wide works well too if you prefer to use pixels as your unit). or verticals about 7 inches high.

when saving, save as a jpeg. an intermediate step in saving as jpeg is determining how much jpeg compression you want applied. in photoshop, it offers a sliding scale of 1-12, 12 offering the least amount of compression (bigger file size). i often save at a 5-7 setting. in standard RGB mode at the size i listed above with the jpeg setting just mentioned most of my jpegs come in under 100k.

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Great thread... Thanks for the help and links, also. I have gotten where I really don't want to download photos because of the resize hassles.. Just yesterday I got a $120 Cybershot at Sams and it is 12.1 megapix. It is now my wife's camera but. I know it will capture some huge photo's that won't begin to download.

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Great thread... Thanks for the help and links, also. I have gotten where I really don't want to download photos because of the resize hassles.. Just yesterday I got a $120 Cybershot at Sams and it is 12.1 megapix. It is now my wife's camera but. I know it will capture some huge photo's that won't begin to download.

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Seriously, try irfanview. It will also do batch resizing. So you can take all your pics and set the parameters (Size, quality, file where you want the new pics to go) and then just hit go and it does all the work for you.
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