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Old Dec 5, 2003, 6:20 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by amytude
I also looked up my editing software and there is a button for options. I can click on it and it gives me a level from 1-100 for jpeg compression? It defaults at 10 and I changed it to 1, so that should help.
Amy, I was just skimming through your responses to make sure I didn't miss anything, and noticed your comments on the JPEG Compression Bar.

Make sure you're not moving it the wrong way. The old copy of Microsoft Photo Editor I've got (I don't have Picture It), works the opposite way.

The bar is for quality, not compression amount. In other words, 1 is the worst quality (more compression), with 100 being the best quality. It's labeled as such (lowest quality, highest quality).

Your Microsoft Picture It may be different, but if it works the same as Microsoft's Photo Editor package, you were already using terrible quality, and just made it even worse.

I'd make sure to look at the slide bar carefully (noting what it says about quality). The old version of MS Photo Editor I've got is specifically labeled smaller file/low quality on the left hand side (1 setting), and larger file/good quality on the right hand side (100 setting) of the slide bar.

Again, your Microsoft package may be different (I don't even know where I got the MS Photo Editor -- it must've come with a Version of Windows I had in the past), but I'd double check it to make sure.
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