Mason
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Whats The Best Way To Shrink My Photos?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:15 am

So, I have some rare pics I want to upload from my trip to Bolivia. The problem is that the files are too big. What is the best way to shrink them? I guess they have to be less than 1MB to get accepted? Thanks.
 
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RE: Whats The Best Way To Shrink My Photos?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:24 am

If that's all you want to do, you can resize them in just about every image handling application there is. Even MSpaint will do the job. There is also an XP powertool available at microsoft.com that will let you resize simply by right-clicking an image.
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RE: Whats The Best Way To Shrink My Photos?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:28 am

Mason,

When saving as a JPEG in Photoshop, simply set the quality slidebar at 11 or maybe 10. instead of the maximum 12. This has worked for me and others when the file is too big otherwise.

Good luck with them, sounds interesting

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RE: Whats The Best Way To Shrink My Photos?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:36 am

Quoting Mason (Thread starter):
best way to shrink them?

Put them in the washer Big grin ... Just kidding

Quoting Sean377 (Reply 1):
MSpaint will do the job.

MSPaint will do the job but at the cost of heavy compression to quality.

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 2):
set the quality slidebar at 11

Thats how I do. Some of my pics turn out to be 1.1MB or so after editing (at 1500px wide). I use quality setting as 11 and works great with no visible quality degradation.

By the way, what size do you trying to submit? Usually JPG's with 1000px wide don't usually cross the 1Mb mark unless the picture contains a lot of details and colors...

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RE: Whats The Best Way To Shrink My Photos?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:48 am

Mine are all 1024px wide. A few of them did exceed 1 Mb, when there was much detail in the background.
This was one of these.

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RE: Whats The Best Way To Shrink My Photos?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:50 am

Thanks, I'll try using Photoshop. The pics aren't the best quality, but it's a new airport to the site (2 of them) and the other is a great overview of LPB.

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