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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by hatcherca, Dec 9, 2001.

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  1. hatcherca

    hatcherca Thread Starter

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    I have Win ME and use outlook express for email. When I send a picture attachment that is 3" X 5", it is greatly enlarged upon being received.
     
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    hatcherca

    when you resize the picture to 3x5 do you save it that size before attaching it?

    buck
     
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    hatcherca Thread Starter

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    yes I do save it when I resize it.
     
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    When I resize to approx.. 3x5 the file size in the message window shows approx..

    for.jpg--- 15KB

    for .bmp---350KB

    Does this happen with everyone you send to or just one in particular( maybe it's on the other end)

    buck
     
  5. hatcherca

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    It happens to everyone I send to. I've even sent to myself and it does the same.
     
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    What program are you using to resize? What's the type/size of the file that appears in the message window when you attach?

    buck
     
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    I'm using microsoft photo editor. On one particular picture it says in the attachment line "3yellowroses.jpg(388KB). The actual size of the picture is 5" X 4" when I view it in my photo editor.
     
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    I'm not familiar with MS Photo Editor but 388KB is a very large jpg file. Some how it is not resizing correctly. About 600 x 400 pixels is good for email and fits on 15" monitor without scrolling.

    You could download and try Irfranview . It's a very popular image viewer and it's free.

    buck
     
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    Thanks a lot, Buck. I will download IrfanView
     
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    no problem :)
    let us know how you make out

    good luck

    buck
     
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    I've installed InfranView but I don't know how to access it.
     
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    Did you download the self extracting file or the zipped version?

    You need to go to where you downloaded it to and find the iview361.exe file and click on it to install it.

    If you download the self extracting version save it to your desktop and when it is done just click on the iview361 icon to start the install

    buck
     
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    iview download went well....but i'm still having the same problem. a 3" x 5" picture is received by email recipient as a 14" X 16" picture. i called @home support and they told me they thought it was a microsoft problem. is that helpful information?
     
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    The image is arriving 14 x 16 I believe because of the 388KB file size. Try resizing one with Irfranview...

    Open Irfranview..click file then open...find a picture then click open it...now click the image tab..then resize/resample... in that window put a dot next to 640 x 480 Pixels then click OK.. then click on the file tab then save as.. in the save as window save in where ever you normally save pictures then give it a name and save as type make sure it saya JPG then click save...now open an email and attach that picture. the file size should be under 100KB.

    PS.. before you attach it you can check the file size by right clicking on it wherever you saved it and clicking properties.

    hope that helps

    buck
     
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    I did all of that. It still isn't working properly.
     
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