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29-Oct-2002, 05:14 PM #1
scanned file is too large to send by email
I scanned a handwritten document to my hard drive. I saved it as a jpeg, its too large to send by email(1.03mb) How can I reduce the size of the file?
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29-Oct-2002, 05:28 PM #2
Open it up in an image editor and reduce the resolution. You probably scanned the document in at 150 or higher dpi, but you can get away with 70dpi without any noticeable differences.


go http://www.irfanview.com/english.htm and get IrfanView, a free graphics viewer. Open the jpeg in that, then go to Image, Change DPI. Save the file, and notice the decrease in size.


BTW, 1 MB is not normally too large to email, unless your network admin, or ISP, have set a smaller than normal limit on attachment sizes. Most companies set it at 2-4 MB.

You might think it is too large because it takes forever to send it on a dialup connection.
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29-Oct-2002, 06:25 PM #3
Hotmail said the file was too large. I downloaded Irfanview, went to Image, and then resize/resample. Tried to change the DPI but nothing happened. Still the same size. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but not sure.
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29-Oct-2002, 07:31 PM #4
yep, should go to Image Change DPI, not Resize/Resample
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29-Oct-2002, 07:47 PM #5
There is not an option for "change DPI" , in Image.
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29-Oct-2002, 07:54 PM #6
Hhhmmm, there is in mine and it's version 3.61

Oh well, you can also resize it to half it's size, and you will notice a huge drop in the amount of space it uses, roughly 1/10th the size of the file, for only half the image.

Whoever you send it to can resize it when they get it.
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29-Oct-2002, 08:50 PM #7
Thanks, I did resize to half its size. It worked.
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