Posting Picture Help

Discussion in 'Software' started by jrts, May 26, 2004.

  1. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi all

    Just got a new camera and find that know matter what I do the finished picture file size always ends up at a minimum of about 85KB or larger and will not down load to the site.

    Question for all you buffs out there.

    How do I reduce the file size of my photos without loosing the quality ??

    I run Windows XP.
    The camera is a Kodak CX6200 I have the settings on the lowest posible res!

    Please keep in mind I'am slow in computor the department

    Thaks all

  2. Texman

    Texman Guest

    What is the size(640 x 480, 800 x 600, etc) that the pictures
    are coming out at? Anything under 100k should upload
    just fine. But, if they are coming out large, try reducing the
    picture size until it comes out right. Easiest way for me.

  3. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Thanks Ray

    The picture size shows 816x616
    I will try it and see what happens


  4. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    default size for the boards is 800x600

    so you are just a tad over
    try playing around with the image size
  5. barry

    barry Active Member


    1 Crop the image

    2 Set image size to 640 width most programs will auto set heght, if it is a "tall" picture set width at about 320 for starters

    3 Save as jpg with low resolution

    Hope this helps

  6. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    :D :D
    I told you all I was slow on the up take, thanks to all I now have it solved

    Its little things like this that make the site as good as it is

    Cheers all

  7. Ron

    Ron Member

    Hi Rob

    Take the pictures at the highest possible resolution and then download them from your camera to a folder on your computer. Using any graphics/photo manipulation program, you can then resize them to what you like. Photos for printing should be at the highest possible resolution however, photos on the web generally tend to be at 72 dpi

    I personally use Photoshop but Jasc Paint Shop Pro does quite nicely. They have a trial version available which is 55 megs in size and good for 60 days. Sorry about the screen shots. I work at 1280 x 1024 so they didn't resize that well

    Start by launching PSP and open up the picture you want to work with and
    choose in the menu 'Image' and then 'resize'


    I like to make images about 640 x 480. you can play with your sizes here.
    Here you can keep thge original resolution


    Once the image is resized, choose 'File', 'Export' and then 'Jpeg Optimizer'


    Play with your compression settings. On the left you will see a portion of the original image and the file size. On the right you see the modified image that will change in quality as you play with the compression slider.
    Make a note of the resulting file size as you move the slider


    When you have what you want, click on 'OK" and you're done

    Here's the resulting image. The original was just over 590k


    Hope it helps :)

    Damn! by the time I finished this you guys had it sorted out :)

  8. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Thanks Ron

    I have this full program already on my computor, the problem with me is I only know how to use the system programs I need for my work.
    As you will know when you are self employed time is short. I have only started to learn what the various programs do as a result of doing the card models over the last two years.
    You could not have laid it any better for me :D :D

    Thanks again to all



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