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How to compress a 2GB JPEG file into 700MB CD? I tried winzip, but that doesn't work good. What program can I use to compress that type of file? I'm trying to compress 2GB JPEG File Wedding Photos into a 700 MB CD.
 
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JPG format files are already compressed, so no further compression is possible.

You would need to save each photo at a ruduced quality to make the files smaller to achieve what you want, the outcome may not be what you desire however.
 

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A 2gig JPEG file? What are the dimensions of this monster? :eek:
 
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JW, i beleive the OP has multiple files that the folder counts up as 2 gigs of data. another option is to possibly split up the photos until you can fit them on multiple cds. Or better yet, if you have a dvd burner can cram onto a dvd data disc.
 

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That makes more sense. :D

I agree with the DVD or multiple CD's, it's a bad idea to reprocess these and reduce their resolution.
 
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If he does cds i beleive he will need 3 if he fills the other 2 to their capacity but i know one dvd can hold all of those files with plenty of space left over.
 
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Since JPG format does not compress, you could lower the compression factor to result in about 1/3 less data.

I would not do that with treasured pictures, as I would expect wedding photos to be. Either use multiple CDs, or one DVD to write the file(s) onto. You could even use a 2GB (or larger) flash-drive.
 
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My guess if it is a 2 GB image that compressing it more would make it look bad and you still should always only do that on a copy and keep the orignal. So your still have the orignal 2 GB.
Now if you got photoshop and made a .psd file from the image it will still look good but the file will get bigger but it can also be compress with a zip program and that may work to getting the file size down.
 

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I know what to do know. I'm going to put them all into one dvd. Because DVD capacity is 4GB, I believe. Dvd can store all that information I need. So I'm going to put them onto the DVD instead of CD-RW. Thanks for your help, all of you.
 

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Yep, a DVD will easily hold all of them, and room for the reception pictures as well. :D
 
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