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crazy_fingers84


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Can anyone tell me how to shrink the file size of a picture and still maintain the quality. I have been trying to upload some pictures to the site, but the file size is too large. The only photo software I have on my computer is Picasa.

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qwert


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Picasa should also have some options to resize.

I guess you have your photos straight from you camera, so they must be at 5 or more megapixels resolution. I am too lazy to look it up, but this is something like 3000x2000 pixels, which is way to big.

So picasa surely has some option to resize them. Generally i would suggest a width of around 1000 pixels, unless you have some real great professional grade pictures.

This will save quite some filesize space.

And then when you safe your resized photos, there should be some kind of setting for the quality or compression rate. The lower the quality (the higher the compression rate) the smaller the filesize will be, but also at some point you will see some compression artifacts. So you have to play around a bit, to see what setting is the right one for your program.
My rule of thumb: Normal pictures for web use should have around 100 to 200 kB.


And this example shows what filesizes you can accomplish if you use the above wisely. A nice, big picture, with minimal visible compression artifacts, at under 1kB filesize.

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Oh, and i forgot to mention:
Make sure you work with copies!
If you make your original photos smaller and safe it, there is no way to get it back to the original size and quality!

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crazy_fingers84 wrote:
Can anyone tell me how to shrink the file size of a picture and still maintain the quality. I have been trying to upload some pictures to the site, but the file size is too large. The only photo software I have on my computer is Picasa.

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Sweet! I've always wanted to do this. Tongue


climbingtrash


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j_ung wrote:
crazy_fingers84 wrote:
Can anyone tell me how to shrink the file size of a picture and still maintain the quality. I have been trying to upload some pictures to the site, but the file size is too large. The only photo software I have on my computer is Picasa.

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Sweet! I've always wanted to do this. Tongue

The opportunities seem endless on here at times...


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crazy_fingers84 wrote:
Can anyone tell me how to shrink the file size of a picture and still maintain the quality. I have been trying to upload some pictures to the site, but the file size is too large. The only photo software I have on my computer is Picasa.

Thanks.

right-click, open with Paint. On the tool bar go to Image, Stretch/Skew. Will reduce the size and pixels.


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j_ung wrote:
crazy_fingers84 wrote:
Can anyone tell me how to shrink the file size of a picture and still maintain the quality. I have been trying to upload some pictures to the site, but the file size is too large. The only photo software I have on my computer is Picasa.

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Sweet! I've always wanted to do this. Tongue

Glad I could help you out J_ung...

Thanks Qwert.


kazanthink


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http://www.gimp.org/ gimp is a free image editing program if you are interested in doing any other editing besides just resizing and what not it is very similar to photoshop but free give it a shot.
or search on http://cnet.com for software that just does resizing


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The limits for posting on rc.com are so last century--much more stringent on small size than any other website I post on. It's time for this site to change its archaic restrictions.

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Rob.calm


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I agree, even when I post a 500px image from Flickr, it down rezs them on rc.com.

You'd think a linked 500px image would display perfectly but not so.

Considering, based on reviewing my blog analytics, MOST people have at least 1000px screen resolutions (very very very few run zmaller than 1024px unless on some sort of smartphone or pad) that the site would be formatted and for such screen resolutions, and display what I consider a small web image properly.

Attached is a weekly tally for my blog, only 10% of my viewers using 1024x768, and about 12% total use non standard screen sizes, including less than 800px, however, those are mostly on tablets or smart phones and no screen size is greater than 1.5%.


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