resizing jpegs

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Merlin3241
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resizing jpegs

Post by Merlin3241 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:24 pm

I'm trying to upload some new photo's of a mystery boat but my file sizes are all too large. Can anyone PM me with how to reduce the size so I can post them? Thanks in anticipation.

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Re: resizing jpegs

Post by Ed » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:38 pm

You don't say whether you are using PC or Mac....so guessing that you on PC ...cos if you were a mac-head you would of said so :-)

In which case, I reckon the easiest (free) way is to use Irfanview from www.irfanview.com

although there are million and one other programs that will do it.

Irfanview may not be the easiest in the world to use so, quickly:


Open image:

click: Image>resize/resample

click either 'set new size' or 'set new size as percentage'

use appropriate size - say under 512pix wide

save as: choose JPEG with quality of about 60 to 70

remember to change the name or add a suffix to the name so you don't loose your original.

You should be able to easily upload them to the forum

cheers

eib

remember that if you have a lot of images it may be better to upload them to photobucket or google images or whatever.
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Re: resizing jpegs

Post by Merlin3241 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:14 pm

Thanks Ed

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