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Old Jan 29, 2010, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default File RE-Sizing with Silky Pix - Help, Please

I just started using SilkyPix, along with an FZ35... I can't figure out how to get the file size down to this Forum's File Size Requirements. After resizing to 1024x768 they are below a megabyte at around 600k, but obviously still too big. Help, please?
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Old Jan 30, 2010, 9:14 AM   #2
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Not familiar with Silkypix, but most photo editors have a quality adjustment available if you use 'save as' or 'save for web'. Some allow you to save to a specific file size as well. IIRC, if you upload an oversized photo to this site, the site software will downsize it automatically, though image quality may suffer.

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Old Jan 30, 2010, 9:20 AM   #3
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I don't use SilkyPix. But, chances are, you'll find a JPEG Quality setting somewhere in it's available options. I'd try it around around 80% and see if that lets you stay under the limits when you save a file as JPEG for posting.

If not, resize using something like the free Irfanview instead. You'll see a JPEG quality slider come up when you use the Image>Resize choice and save your files (making sure to select JPEG as the file type).
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Thank you!
Admittedly, I saw the slider in Silky' but was avoiding that because I thought it would diminish quality too much--and Heaven knows this rookie needs all the help he can get--but maybe there's no way around it, as either way the image size needs to come down.

Sorry for the basic question - next time I'll be a little more aggressive and just double check to make sure I'm not overwriting original files.
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