question about image compression......

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by trainsteve2435, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. trainsteve2435

    trainsteve2435 Member

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    hey everyone, can someone tell me what program to use to compress .jpegs so i can post them here on the forum? thanks!:thumb:
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Steve,

    I just posted a how-to on what you need to do to compress, or decrease the quality of the photo in order to resize it. I use PhotoPlus normally, but just about any photo editing program will do. I got Photoimpact for free with my scanner, and have some other one that I got free with my camera. There's also a few free ones on the web. Go to Cnet.com's download section and I'm sure you'll find some there. I'll check around and make a few more recommendations if you still need help.
  3. trainsteve2435

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    thanks Don, i appreciate the info!:thumb:
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I just did a Google on "free photo editing software" and came up with quite a few including

    Picasa 2:

    PhotoPlus 6

    and a site that list at lease seven free photo editing packages right here
  5. Muddy Creek

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    Even just opening it in Microsoft Paint and using the stretch/skew to reduce it to a managable size will work. It's a program you likely have in your computer if you use any version of Windows since 1.0.

    Wayne
  6. Dan Vincent

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    Steve,

    I've had several programs which can do image resize but my hands-down favorite is "Paint Shop Pro-7" by Jasc Software.

    Instead of stretching and skewing I can simply pick the number of pixels for width or height and the other will be automatically selected.

    After I get the width I can see what the height will be. If it's too much I can go in and crop the picture until it fits exactly to the requirement of where I have to post it.

    Some boards have strict requirements like 400 X 300 or it won't take the picture.

    My Nikon 5700 takes pictures 2500 pixels wide so I always have to resize down to 600 or less for e-mail or posting. I keep the original image and make a copy to a separate "Resize" file and then shrink the copy.
  7. Will_annand

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    Hi, Steve, if you are using WinXP, simply double click the photo, the "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" should show your photo, then click the small floppy icon at the bottom and in the "Save as Type" box select jpg, then hit "Save".

    As Dan syas, always keep the original saved separately.