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Changing photo resolution

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tomscat, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. tomscat

    tomscat Thread Starter

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    I received an email with several photos attached, each of which is about 7 mb, making the downloading very slow and requiring a lot of capacity. How can I change the photos to take up less space? Also, how is the best way to transfer the photos to my pic folder? Thanks.
     
  2. etaf

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    i'm not sure you can change the image size on the email server before they copy to your PC - if thats what you are asking

    whats the end use going to be of the images - if you want to print them out - then you need to keep the 7MB to get max quality A4 size ish

    otherwise you may need the sender to resize and use jpg compression
     
  3. inuyasha320

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    if you have a program like photoshop simpaly open the image then click on save for web

    it will take the size down from around 7MB to about 100-200 KB and the way it does the jpeg compression, you wont really notice the difference etween the larger or smaller image.

    theres also

    http://www.resize2mail.com/

    or a free program by google that lets you do it

    http://picasa.google.com/
     
  4. tomscat

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    Thanks for your comments. I do not need this degree of resolution for printing purposes. I want to keep the images but with less storage space. In addition, I cannot seem to find a way to save the attachments (individual pics) to my computer files. Normally, I can right click an image and then save as a file, but with these images (jpg) the only save option is as a page. Any suggestions on this issue? Thanks again.
     
  5. etaf

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    OK so the emails are already downloaded into your email program - what is the email program you use ?

    once you have them on the PC you can resize as suggested in above post - however, if you use windows XP theres a great program you can put on your PC where you can right click on the file and changes its resolution.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
    scroll down to Image Resizer on right hand side
     
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